We’re about a month out from the start of the 53rd annual Daytona 500. With every year that passes and when the green flag drops during the Daytona 500, you can’t help but think of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and what he meant to the sport.
I’ve been to the Daytona 500 many times myself and was fortunate enough to have been at the 1998 Daytona 500 with friends and family when Dale Earnhardt Sr. won. If you weren’t a Dale Earnhardt fan,on that day you were.
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Watching a gross display of horsepower is probably the only thing better than the actual act of building a vehicle with such mouth watering abilities. Today I bring to you a 1999 Chevy S10 Xtreme with a 2003 Corvette Z06 LS6 hiding under the hood. Hanging off the back of the all aluminum V8 is a T-56 6-speed manual transmission that sends power out to the 275/40/17′s. This really is a great way to start a Monday. Maybe every monday will begin with a burnout video…. hmmmm.
Picture Credit = “LowSub” @ S10forum.com:
I don’t have a clue of how this is done, but this is apparently a real drift event filmed through a tilt shift camera. I think it is absolutely awesome, but I don’t have any clue of how it works, which bothers me. That being said, watch it, enjoy it, and then could somebody please explain to me what the heck tilt-shift photography is? I read the wikipedia, and I can’t wrap my head around it. Now all I can think of is the fast talking micro machines guy.
Hennessey V700 CTS-V Coupe
You may remember back in June when a GM rep was spotted driving a CTS-V coupe locally and I posted it up for your entertainment. Well, these days, the world is moving faster than ever before, and if you aren’t first, you’re last. According to my calendar it is still 2010, yet, Hennessey has already got a 2011 CTS-V running 11′s at 120+ in the quarter mile. If you have crazy money to spend, this sure looks like a heck of a lot of fun. I’m sure the dealer that sold it would be thrilled to see this video. “Cya Warranty!”
AWD DSM Launches in Slow Motion
When watching drag racing, the last thing that’s on your mind is what the race would look like in slow motion. Luckily, there are people out there that are thinking about this, and even capture it on video for people like us to enjoy. On YouTube there are dozens of slow motion videos of rear wheel drive cars launching, which is pretty cool, but I find all wheel drive to be more interesting.
You can actually see the transfer case putting in work. First, the front wheels start to slip, then the power is transferred to the rear, which often slips, and then back to the front it goes again. It is an amazing seesaw of power within a blink of an eye. Focus on the spinning of the front and rear wheels vs. the distance the car travels for total amazement. Oh, and yes……… this is why stuff breaks.
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1A Auto Wants Your Suggestions!
1998 Ford Explorer
Over the last few months, 1A Auto has recorded several hundred high definition how-to videos on our 1A Auto YouTube Channel and we are adding dozens more each week. We want to give our customers all the guidance that they may need when replacing the typical do-it-yourself auto parts like the ones that we provide. Our YouTube videos are all 10 minutes or less and they cover everything from the tools that you will need, to the time that it should take, and all the tips and tricks that we have learned along the way. They show you how auto parts are replaced in a real world environment, not in the fantasy TV land of rust-free metal and easy to turn bolts.
Most recently, we acquired a 1998 Ford Explorer that we will be breathing some much deserved life back into. It has typical mileage, normal wear and tear, and makes a fantastic winter vehicle in New England! Over the next month or so, we are going through it and making dozens of helpful how-to videos about the entire process. This is where you come in! We are looking for “how-to video” suggestions for this Explorer project. » Continue reading more of this post…