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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hot Rod Magazine to Celebrate 65 Years With Huge Car Show This Weekend

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Hot Rod magazine is turning 65, and in celebration of the milestone, the magazine is hosting a huge car show taking place this weekend in Pomona, Calif. Called the Hot Rod Homecoming, several vehicles that have been featured on the pages of the magazine in the past 65 years will be on display. More than 300 ...

Designer’s on Design: C7 Corvette Designer Talks Convertible, Next Z06, and Those Taillights

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GM is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette this weekend at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, where the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is making its west coast debut as part of an exhibit featuring rare and historic Corvettes. While we were there, we caught up with C7 Corvette lead exterior ...

Limited-Edition HSV GTS Celebrates Holden Special Vehicles’ 25th Anniversary

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Holden Special Vehicles (HVS) is celebrating 25 years of building high-performance Holden vehicles with a limited-edition GTS. Just 125 examples of the 25th Anniversary model will be available in Australia and 15 in New Zealand. While the HSV 25th Anniversary GTS’ 436-hp 6.2-liter V-8 and six-speed manual transmission remains untouched, the limited-edition model features performance upgrades ...

2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Chosen as Indy 500 Pace Car

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In addition to its 60th anniversary, the famed Chevrolet Corvette is celebrating several other milestones this year, thanks to the announcement that the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will pace this year’s Indianapolis 500. Not only will the 638-hp ZR1 be the most powerful car ever to pace the Indy 500, it will also set the ...

MT Poll: Chevrolet Unwraps Onix Hatch in Brazil – Would It Sell Well in the U.S.?

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The Chevrolet Onix hatch has been unveiled at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil, and though the car will never make it to the U.S., we can’t help but wonder what type of reception it might have here. The Onix is Chevy’s latest B-segment offering in South America, and it shares much of its ...

First 2014 Corvette Convertible Heading to Auction to Benefit Charity

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General Motors is donating the first 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible to charity. The Corvette Stingray convertible will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson on behalf of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute to raise money for cancer research and treatment. The auction will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach during Barrett-Jackson’s 10th annual ...