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Rare 2012 COPO Camaro Convertible Debuting at SEMA Show Before Hitting Auction Block

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Didn’t get your hands on one of the 2012 Chevrolet COPO Camaros? Well, now may be your last chance, as the final 2012 COPO Camaro is headed to the auction block after it makes an appearance at the SEMA show this week. All COPO Camaros are specially prepared for the National Hot Rod Association’s Stock Eliminator ...

Race-Spec Chevrolet SS Reveals Details of Production Car

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It’s been several decades since NASCAR “stock” cars shared even a common bolt with their showroom-spec namesakes, but starting with the 2013 season, the cars will start to show a little more resemblance to their production versions, and one of the most anticipated, that’s scheduled to be revealed to the public exactly one week from ...

Video Find: Hot Rod Drag Week 2012 Behind The Scenes

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Three weeks ago, we brought you one angle of the story of Hot Rod Drag Week, focusing on the top contenders and fastest cars. Although the fastest cars get the most attention, there are dozens of other competitors that had to contend with mechanical problems both at the track and on the road, and some ...

Jimmie Johnson Wins 2013 Daytona 500, Danica Patrick Best Female Finish in Race History

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Following a nasty last-minute pileup at Saturday’s Nationwide Series race which injured 30 fans, and sent 14 to area hospitals, officials and Daytona Speedway staff cleaned up the track in preparation for the main event, the Daytona 500 race on Sunday. The flagship NASCAR race was a showcase for the new sixth-generation cars, and the ...

At Last! Chevrolet Gives Glimpse of Rear-Drive 2014 SS Sedan in NASCAR Guise

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GM has teased us about the 2014 Chevrolet SS rear-drive sedan for months, but now we finally have something significant to chew on in the form of a 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup contender that clearly wears some of the upcoming SS production sedan’s physical traits. The performance-tuned V-8 powered Chevrolet SS will be the first ...

New Holden Commodore Race Car Is More Stock Than Chevrolet SS Stock Car

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Australia’s Holden Racing Team showed off its newest racing car, based on a VF Commodore sedan, for the V8 Supercars race series. This car is closely based on a real Holden VF Commodore that customers can buy — a marked difference from the Chevrolet SS NASCAR entry, which resembles a production car only thanks to ...

2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Corvette 427 Will Pace Detroit Grand Prix

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This weekend, Detroit will play host to the first auto racing events in years, and two Chevrolet sports cars — one Camaro and one Corvette — will be on hand to pace the racers. The Detroit Grand Prix hasn’t run the streets of Belle Isle since 2008, but 2012 marks the return of auto racing to ...

Sold: First UK-Spec Chevy Camaro Bought by WTCC Driver Rob Huff

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Though we’ve enjoyed the fifth-generation Chevy Camaro for a few years now, this week marks the very first UK-spec Camaro sale. World Touring Car (WTCC) racer Rob “Huffy” Huff will take delivery of his Camaro in Inferno Orange with black rally stripes from Cambridge Chevrolet. “This is a dream come true,” Huff said in a release. ...

SRT Viper GTS and Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Go Head 2 Head at Laguna Seca

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Though the Chevrolet Corvette hit the street six decades ago, it had no legitimate domestic rival until the Dodge Viper arrived in the early 1990s. After a brief hiatus, the 2013 SRT Viper GTS returns with 640 hp to take on the outgoing 638-hp 2013 Corvette ZR1. On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny ...

Drag Week! In Search of the Fastest Street Car in America on the Latest Hot Rod Unlimited

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It’s one of the most demanding weeks of racing for both drivers and cars, as Hot Rod’s Drag Week requires competitors to drive their vehicles on public roads between racing venues. And if you thought a Lamborghini Aventador was powerful with 700 hp, check out some of these custom-built beasts with quadruple that amount. The ...