South Carolina International Auto Show 2017

Sometimes new cars are cool to look at to! All the new top models were on display in Greenville, South Carolina at the Motor Trend International Auto Show. There was also a nice collection of classics, Mustangs, Camaro’s & Corvette’s as well! Check it all out at the link below!

 

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Top 10 Gotta Haves: Mecum Anaheim 2015

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Our top 10 gotta haves from the 2015 Mecum Anaheim Auction!

#10

1995 Ford Roush Mustang

https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/AN1115-226058/0/1995-Ford-Mustang-Roush/

#9

1952 Chevrolet Custom Camper Truck

https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/AN1115-226701/0/1952-Chevrolet-Steve-McQueen-Custom-Camper-Pickup/4-Speed/

Formally owned by Steve McQueen, need I say more?

#8

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/AN1115-226037/0/1965-Chevrolet-Corvette-Coupe/6-Speed/

Grand sport styling, modern supercharged LS6 engine, this would be one heck of a driver.

#7

1955 Chevrolet 150 Wagon

https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/AN1115-226439/0/1955-Chevrolet-150-Wagon/Automatic/

Wagon’s are all the rage these days, this 150 edition is super clean and super cool. With its modern touches, this would be a great cruiser!

#6

1963 Chevrolet Biscayne

https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/AN1115-226638/0/1963-Chevrolet-Biscayne/4-Speed/

409, dual quad, 4-speed. Insert Beach Boys song here!

#5

1986 Pontiac 2+2 Aero Coupe

https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/AN1115-226054/0/1986-Pontiac-Grand-Prix-22-Aerocoupe/Automatic/

The cousin to the more popular Chevrolet Monte Carlo Aero Coupe, I’ve always been a sucker for the Pontiac version and will own one someday!

#4

1966 Chevrolet Corvette

https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/AN1115-226776/0/1966-Chevrolet-Corvette-Coupe/Automatic/

In the popular world of big blocks, 4-speeds and high horse power small blocks, you’ll never drive a better car than a low horsepower, automatic Corvette. Usually they weren’t abused like the more powerful versions. I’m sure this would be an awesome Vette to own!

#3

1972 DeTomaso Pantera

https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/AN1115-226316/0/1972-DeTomaso-Pantera/

One of the ultimate sports cars, especially to be American made. This is a very nice low mile example that should fetch a nice sum on auction day.

#2

1962 Chevrolet Corvette

https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/AN1115-226697/0/1962-Chevrolet-Corvette-Big-Brake-Fuelie/4-Speed/

I think a black, big brake, fuel injected 62 is probably the best looking C1 Corvette there is.

#1

1966 Chevrolet Corvette

https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/AN1115-226693/0/1966-Chevrolet-Corvette-Coupe/4-Speed/

Big block, original paint, 66k miles, great vintage look with the wheels, this is one awesome Corvette. Same owner for almost 40 years, someone is going to get a great Vette here.

 

 

Ebay Find Of The Week: Roush Mustang GT1 Trans Am Race Car

This weeks Ebay Find Of The Week takes us back to the race track via a Roush built Mustang GT1 Trans Am car. This is the quickest way I know to dominate your local club races and SCCA events! This thing is just nasty looking! Its an older chassis from the end of the glory days in Trans Am racing retrofitted with a new Mustang body. Its a unique piece for sure. Here is the article from the ad.

Factory Built Roush RR-022-92 Mustang Trans Am SCCA

2011 ACP Mustang Body. Fresh Roush Cup D3 358 engine. The best of all parts you can buy. Only 2 races since a complete bare metal chassis rebuild. This car was taken down and every part inspected, magnafluxed, powder coated and plated. All new interior panels, New bearings and spindles, complete rebuilt BBS wheels with new shells and seals.

Every part of this car was touched and updated to the very latest and best parts. It cost well of $275k for this project. All work was done by Profab, they have built some of the fastest Race Cars on the west coast. The Roush engine was not a left over Cup engine, but a fresh build with new parts. Motor alone cost over $50k. The transmission is a brand new EMCO sequintial with all REM finished internals. It can set up to run a no lift shift and throttle blipper.
It comes with three sets of BBS wheels and a set of rain tires. Two sets of slicks that have been just scrubbed. The car was run in SPO format, so it had additional Aero upgrades. A carbon front under-tray and better rear WC carbon rear wing. The suspension is a Three link adjustable Trans am set up with Penske 3-way shocks that have just been serviced. Brembo 6 piston front brakes and Alcon rear brakes are all rebuilt and ready to go. New Fuel cell was installed a year ago with Dual pumps feeding the Roush built Holley carb. All Braided lines were replace at rebuild time. The exhaust system is new as well. It is oval port to match heads and is a 4-2-1 with a 5″ Flowmaster that meet SCCA sound regulations. All electrical was redone and looks very professional. New Strange 9″ alloy housing with 3:89 gearing in a fab style rear axle housing. All the body work is a Carbon Kevlar with vinyl yellow wrap (it is not painted).

This car was run in SCCA Trans-Am in the 90’s then it went to Central America to run in the equilivant where it one several Championships and is well known. It was supported by Roush while in central america, and had all the Tommy Kendall updates done to it. It is set up for the Big Radial tires now. This is a top flight Trans am car that has history and is ready to go.

To view the add CLICK HERE

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A First in the NASCAR Rookie of the Year Battle for 2013

For the first time ever, we have two drivers competing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year award for 2013 who are dating each other.

Unless you have been under a rock, it was officially announced at the end of the Charlotte Media tour a couple weeks ago that ROTY competitors Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr are dating. Usually I try not to comment on a drivers private life (it should stay that way as they are people first) but this is a little different, really it’s uncharted territory…….almost.

We did have Elton Sawyer and Patty Moise date in the late 80’s while competing in the Nationwide series (they eventually married) but in this age of instant news reporting and social media-not to mention Danica already being a known celebrity-this could be a really good or really bad thing. Adding the fact that Danica is fresh off of a divorce at the end of the 2012 racing season fuels the rumors that Ricky had something to do with it, but nothing had been proven.

One thing is for sure, it will bring attention to NASCAR, especially with Danica winning the pole position for the Daytona 500. Not that NASCAR has any problem with getting stuff into the media, but Danica Patrick is internationally known as a former Indy Car driver and as a spokesperson for GoDaddy.com. I’m sure E! news, TMZ and the like will start to chase them for stories aside from ESPN and such.

It will be fun to watch the battle on the track, but the real battle will be on keeping the interviews to be about the racing, not trying to tie every situation back into their relationship……no matter who is outperforming who. Unfortunately there will be those reporters who will keep asking those silly questions about if it affect how they race each other, will they get involved if the other one has a run in with another driver, etc etc. Personally I’d just let the racing do the talking!

Just another part of making 2013 a year to watch NASCAR racing!

 

Photo credit Racer.com

http://www.racer.com/danica-patrick-ricky-stenhouse-acknowledge-relationship/article/277659/