Nov 03

Tom Magliozzi passed away

I imagine a good bunch of IG readers probably also listened to Car Talk on NPR, if not you really missed a great piece of America radio. Tom Magliozzi was one half of the Click and Clack duo that brightened up a lot of weekends with an informative and witty show about cars. Duh. Tom was 77 and will be missed dearly.

Oct 28

2014 Mopar Top Eliminator

Mopar ‘Top Eliminator’ program recognizes the most skilled Mopar enthusiasts and their modified Mopar vehicles
More about the four 2014 Mopar “Top Eliminator HEMI Heritage” winners can be found on Blog.Mopar.com
October 28, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Mopar enthusiasts selected Roger Davis and his 1934 Plymouth PF 5-Window Coupe as the fourth and final winner in the online portion of the 2014 Mopar “Top Eliminator HEMI® Heritage” competition.
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This is the eighth year Mopar, the service, parts and customer-care brand, has held the “Top Eliminator” challenge to help shine a light on passionate and dedicated muscle car enthusiasts who exemplify unmatched skills in modifying or preserving a classic or modern-day company vehicle. This year’s edition was renamed to encompass the brand’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the iconic 426 Race HEMI engine.
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Oct 24

Mopar loads up for Sema

Mopar once again is gearing up to hit the Strip in full force at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 4–7, with a fleet of Mopar-modified vehicles and hundreds of existing and prototype Mopar products set to add sizzle at the world’s premier automotive specialty products trade event.
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The Mopar display is always a safe bet as a hot-spot stop for industry leaders at the mammoth gathering. Innovative Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brand show vehicles, all reimagined with Mopar products, will fill the 15,345-square-foot exhibit space at the Las Vegas Convention Center and demonstrate how enthusiasts can sprinkle their own rides with a little Mopar magic by choosing from the brand’s vast portfolio of parts.
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Oct 09

From the floor of the Paris Motorshow

Quick and easy post of about a dozen photos of a lot of high end European go fast from the Paris Motorshow.
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More after the jump.
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Oct 01

2015 Corvette Z06 0-60 in under 3 seconds

When the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 dropped earlier this year I might have called it the greatest car ever. Now we have numbers to back that up. It turns out the new Z06 will do 0-60 in 2.95 seconds which is pretty damn fast. Who needs AWD? Not the Corvette Z06. Nissan GTR fanboys better watch out because the Americans are coming. Then there’s that little issue of quartermile. Well we speculated it might be a ten second car right out of the box and it is. The quartermile comes in at 10.95 seconds. That’s stupid fast for a factory car.
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Let’s not forget the price. Coming in under $80,000 it begs the question. Why the hell does a slower, less reliable, less efficient Ferrari cost nearly $300,000? I have no clue, I’ll take the Z06. Readers, this is best car in the world. It’s American, and it’s obtainable. We live in amazing times. More after the jump.
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