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.
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.
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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Sep 25

Is the Camaro Z/28 the best drivers car? Motor Trend Says so.

The Best Driver’s Car contenders are selected from all new or significantly revised performance cars launched in the 12 months prior to the test. To pick the winner, the editors of Motor Trend conduct objective and subjective testing – including digitally instrumented laps at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and high-speed driving up and down a 4.3-mile hill climb on a closed rural highway – to determine which car delivers the most engaging experience behind the wheel.
After completing that battery of tests, the editors of Motor Trend wrote:

“The transformation of the fifth-generation Camaro from ‘muscle car that handles pretty well’ to Best Driver’s Car winner is astounding. You feel the superior engineering in how the car responds to inputs both internal and external. From within, the car reacts immediately and precisely to your commands but doesn’t punish your mistakes. From the outside, the Z/28’s suspension attacks bumps and dips with an unbridled passion for keeping the tires on the pavement.”
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Sep 19

White Hall Drag O Way Reunion part two

I feel a bit guilty that it’s been 8 days since my last post and that this is only the second installment from the White Hall Drag O Way Reunion. Apollo Creed once said to Rocky “It’s a shame we gotta get old Stallion” and I’d be lying a bit if I didn’t share the sentiment. The fact is I really miss going to car shows every weekend, sometimes twice a weekend. However we all gotta grow up and I probably waiting an extra ten years then most to do it so I still kind of feel like I won. I guess my pledge to the IG faithful that are still around waiting for the scant post that I do here and there is that if I can I’ll be out at the car events getting all the pictures you enjoy seeing and I enjoy taking.
Like the WHDOW show. If IG really does get relegated to a once a week thing the greatest thing that will come out of the several years of going full bore with IG will be the friends I made along the way. I suppose that’s where the WHDOW guys come in. The first group to really kind of say “hey come hang out with us, with your stupid fwd supercharged, orange car with a ridiculous wing.” Ok I may have added some of that myself. Still a group of guys that welcome some young guy with a car that is nothing like what they are into are a pretty cool group of guys. What is even more amazing is I’ve found several groups like that. I remember talking with my friend Adam whose a bit of a big deal in the car world and we wondered if there were any other car guys out there like us. Who just loved cars no matter the badge, drive train, or any of that. I guess I found out there are. As it turns out a lot of them, which is pretty good to find out after coming from the sport compact world which is just full of childish rivalries that make you want to roll your eyes, sell your car, and buy a hybrid. Well ok not a hybrid.

Enough rabble on with the pics.
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Sep 11

2014 White Hall Drag O Way Reunion

It’s the time of year again when the combines are rolling through the Midwestern corn field, the days are hot and the nights cool, and the streets of White Hall, Illinois are alive with the sound of American iron. This year the weather could not be more perfect for the 2014 White Hall Drag O Way Reunion and as a result a very nice number of cars and people came out to enjoy the friendship, fun, and cars. Every year the show gets better and not to mention the money the guys at the White Hall Drag O Way raise goes to good causes around the community. You can’t beat that.
Time was of the essence for me as I got a late start to the day. This whole real life being a grown up thing is for the birds. I’m missing car stuff! Oh well there’s plenty of time for that in the day as I was able to spend a lot of time at the show and still manage to get a few pics and more importantly talk to all my friends.
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