Tag archives for Classic Cars

Transformers 4: Bumblebee Becomes A 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

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The slow roll-out of vehicles used in Transformers 4 continues. After teasing the new Optimus Prime and a tricked-out 2014 Corvette Stingray yesterday, director Michael Bay followed up today by showing the car slated to star as Bumblebee: a highly-modified 1967 Chevrolet Camaro. In Bay’s string of Transformers motion pictures, Bumblebee’s automotive form has always been ...

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Premiere Edition Revealed

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June 30th marks the 60th anniversary of Chevrolet Corvette production, but Chevy’s celebrating a little ahead of schedule. This afternoon, it unwrapped the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition at an event held at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Although the very first Corvettes to roll off the assembly line (then located ...

Feature Flick: Hot Rod Celebrates its 65th Anniversary with Homecoming 2013

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America’s love affair with the car goes back many years, and few publications are a better example of this than Hot Rod magazine. With a history that goes back to just after World War II, Hot Rod has featured hundreds, if not thousands of custom performance cars over the years. But rather than just sit ...

Feature Flick: Coverage of Hot Rod Power Tour Starts This Week

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If you’ve been a close follower of the domestic performance scene for the last few decades, chances are you’ve heard of the Hot Rod Power Tour, a multi-state, multi-stage event approaching its 20th anniversary. Although this year’s event wrapped up a few weeks ago, the Motor Trend channel will bring you a full week of ...

Rumors Video Roundup: GT500 Up in Smoke, Viper vs SLS, Loeb’s Record-Setting Pikes Run

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If you’re hungry for power, then consider this week’s roundup a feast for your eyes, featuring not one, but four cars that each produce more than 600 hp. First up is our own Chris Nelson demonstrating the impressive smoke-making abilities of the 662-hp Ford Shelby GT500. Next, Jonny Lieberman pits two symbols of power against ...

Feature Flicks: Hot Rod Power Tour 2013 Days 1-6

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We teased you last week promising full coverage of the 2013 Hot Rod Power Tour just as the Motor Trend Channel’s video editing team was putting the finishing touches on the installments. Well, if you’re a fan of American muscle, consider your patience rewarded. Below is coverage of days 1-6 of the 2013 Hot Rod ...

Epic Drives Explores the Classic Cars of Cuba

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If you’re a fan of salsa music, mojitos, or fine cigars, you owe a debt of gratitude to the island nation of Cuba, which has been isolated from much of the outside world, and its northern neighbor, the United States, for nearly six decades due to a trade embargo following the ascent of communist revolutionary ...

Post Office Celebrates Muscle Cars With GT500, GTO, Charger Daytona Stamps

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Two nostalgic groups have finally banded together: The U.S. Postal Service and muscle cars. As NASCAR prepares to kick off another season down in Daytona, Fla., the post office used seven-time NASCAR champ Richard Petty to unveil the five muscle cars being honored. Small and big blocks were well represented in the collection of cars that ...

Top 5 Geneva Oddballs: An Italian Corvette, a Spanish Viper, and Amphibious Cars

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The 2013 Geneva Motor Show might be most notable for unleashing the new Ferrari LaFerrari, Lamborghini Veneno, and production-ready McLaren P1 on the world, but there were also quite a few obscure, oddball, and plain weird cars shown at the show, including an Italian interpretation of the C6 Chevrolet Corvette, a Spanish take on the ...

MT Then and Now: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE, 1998 Camaro Z/28 SS, 1990 Camaro 1LE, 1967 Camaro SS-350

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For most of its history, the Chevrolet Camaro was all about straight-line performance, but every once in a while a well-rounded handler would come along. For the fifth-generation Camaro, that car is the 2013 Chevy Camaro SS 1LE, which includes stickier Goodyear rubber, thicker stabilizer bars, and a completely reworked suspension, borrowing heavily from the ...