In the early 1980′s quite a few manufacturers wanted to get into the rally racing game, and Volvo was one of them. Naturally they needed to produce a car that had some kind of chance of fitting into that scene. So, they came out with a turbocharged 240 that made just a tick over 150 horsepower and about 175 ft lbs of torque. This was sort of the “base” for the special edition racing versions that would come out shortly after with double the horsepower and torque. » Continue reading more of this post…
One of the reasons that I love cars from the 1940′s & 50′s so much is because they were still full of crazy ideas. People weren’t afraid to think outside the box to try to make life easier. If somebody decided that driving on 3 wheels was better than 4, poof, a new 3 wheeled vehicle arrived on the scene. You want your high beam headlights to dim when another car is driving at you, poof, done! You want an extra wheel to pop out of your trunk and help you parallel park, poof……wait, huh? » Continue reading more of this post…
There is some weird stuff on eBay today, and this truck is no exception. It started life as a 2005 GMC Sierra Denali, which is no slouch… and then the body mods began. Clearly somebody was a 1957 Chevy enthusiast because they decided to graft the quarter panels from a ’57 onto the ’05 pickup. Then they found a ’57 Chevy wagon tailgate and tossed it on the truck as well. But wait, there’s more. To round off the whole theme, the Belair hood gun sights were molded into the Denali hood. Thoughts? Opinions? I wouldn’t even know where to begin.
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That’s what Joe Denette decided to do when he woke up one morning and realized he had won the Virginia Lottery for $75,600,000 in May of 2009.
When Joe checked his lottery ticket, he was on his way to meet some friends over at the race track to attend a NASCAR race. He told his friends that he just hit the lottery and was going to start his own race team. His friends didn’t take him seriously and joked around with him, saying “yah right“!
That Monday morning Joe told the Virginia Lottery officials the story of how he found out that he had won, and what he wanted to do with some of his winnings. So they decided to have the official presentation ceremony at Richmond International Raceway. » Continue reading more of this post…
Recently Porsche reached over 1 million fans on their Facebook page, though they are already up to 1,353,000 fans as of this morning (yikes!). Anyway, how did Porsche decide to celebrate this monumental occasion? Well, they printed out all of their facebook friends names on vinyl and wrapped a GT3 with it. Pretty rad I’d say. » Continue reading more of this post…
Here in the United States, we are known for our undying love of big American cars with big V8′s. There is something special about burying your foot into the floor board of a V8 powered car and feeling the tires rip away at the pavement as the white cloud of smoke billows out from the rear quarter panels. It’s passion. What you may not realize though, is that some other countries have just as much passion for these big American V8′s as we do. This video was apparently filmed in Poland by a Mustang car club member. It is really quite a fantastic video. I have watched it a few times, and it definitely makes me wonder if I need more Mustang in my life.
Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj1kBHcAbzw
Pretty much anything can happen during the Daytona 500, and one thing’s for certain, this years Daytona 500 was no exception to the rule. With record lead changes and the big one happening early in the race, many top contenders such and Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and many other popular drivers had their chances of winning end early.
Once the smoke cleared and the final lap emerged it was rookie Trevor Bayne racing for the Wood Brothers in a Motorcraft sponsored Ford that crossed the finish line first.
The only rookie to ever win the Daytona 500 was Lee Petty during the first Daytona 500, because essentially everyone was a rookie for that race. Trevor Bayne is the youngest rookie to have won the Daytona 500 in history at the age of 20.
I have been watching this kid draft with Jeff Gordon all week long and from what I can see he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with.
Picture borrowed from Fox news