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Top 10 Weirdest and Wildest Custom Cars of SEMA 2012

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The best part about SEMA isn’t the new concepts from the major automakers or the introduction of new go-fast aftermarket parts. Rather, it’s the weird and wonderfully quirky custom cars created by smaller operations. Based on our time roaming the auto show floor, we’ve collected our top 10 picks of the weirdest and most wonderfully ...

Chevrolet Corvette to Celebrate 60th Anniversary at Petersen Museum

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The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is set to celebrate 60 years – well, 59 years, if we ignore the fact that there wasn’t a 1983 Corvette. Nevertheless, the gearheads at Los Angeles’ famed Petersen Automotive Museum will be holding the 60th Anniversary Corvette Celebration, which will feature the West Coast debut of the new 2014 ...

On the Money? Hagerty’s Top Future Collectibles List Includes VW GTI, Audi RS5

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Hagerty has released its annual “Hagerty Hot List” of the top 10 cars the insurance company believes will become collectible in 20 years. Hagerty’s list is comprised completely of 2013 model-year vehicles that the company thinks will still be desired by enthusiasts in 20 years. Unlike our own list of future collectibles, Hagerty’s rules are a ...

Roadkill Episode 8: Building a Hemi-Powered ’55 Chevy Gasser

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Anyone familiar with the hot-rodding hobby knows that Chevy engines go into just about everything else, most commonly Fords. But rarely, if ever, do you see any other kind of engine go into a Chevy other than a Bowtie mill. Well, the Roadkill dynamic duo of Mike Finnegan and David Freiburger are on a mission ...

Double Take: State Farm Gives 1968 Chevy Camaro Convertible a Split Personality

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Sometimes, you have to get two cars side by side to discern what’s different about them. State Farm insurance has taken that concept a step further by combining two cars into one with its split Camaro project. Built to help its agents tell the difference between a quality restoration and a hack job, the split ...

2012 SEMA: Top 7 Bowties – 2014 Chevrolet Impala, New and Old Camaros

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We’ve hunted down all the special Chevrolets at the 2012 SEMA show, new and old. The bowtie brand occupied a good portion of Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, but there were plenty of gems throughout the floor. Here’s our list of the top seven standouts: 2014 Chevrolet Impala Since the 2014 Impala isn’t on ...

From Holden, With Love: Top 5 Memorable Australian Exports from GM

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It’s understandable why General Motors’ Holden division is excited by the 2014 Chevrolet SS: employees in Australia will be responsible for engineering and building the new muscle machine. But is this the first time a GM from down under has been sold elsewhere in the world under a new name or badge? Hardly. Five years after ...

Top 13 American Muscle Cars for Independence Day

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I made a big mistake last Friday. While preparing a feature on the Top 10 American Muscle Cars ever built in honor of Independence Day,  I solicited the rest of the Motor Trend staff for their opinions on what Detroit iron belonged on this list. What. An. Awful. Idea. Twenty-six emails later and the list ...

Hot Rod Unlimited Episode 25 – 1967 Chevrolet Impala DIY Backyard Paintjob

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Owning and building custom classic cars is a dream of many automotive enthusiasts, but a number of factors keep many of us from pursuing that dream. But the staff of Hot Rod wanted to prove that having a sweet classic ride doesn’t have to break the bank. With the help of some friends and hosting ...

Old vs. New: Pro-Touring 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Takes on 2012 Camaro ZL1

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Were the good ol’ days really that good? Many who grew up in the heyday of the American muscle car often make the claim that vintage muscle will smoke modern muscle any day of the week. With high-horsepower newcomers like the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, however, that may no longer be the case. To find ...