Monthly Archives: July 2016

2016 Shelby GT350 North American Track Tour

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Ford recently invited us to participate in the 2016 Shelby GT350 North American Track Tour. The tour allowed us to get up close and personal with the new GT350 and then take the car for a few laps around the track to see what this beast is capable of doing. Our Thursday morning started early at 8:00 a.m. at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia. After getting registered for the event, visiting with a few fellow journalists, and woofing down some blueberry muffins and coffee, we were ready to start the day with a brief orientation about today’s activities. Read the rest of this entry

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“Ole Yeller” Shelby GT350 Up For Auction

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Ford has created yet another aviation-themed Mustang that will be up for auction to benefit Experimental Aircraft Association youth programs, including the Young Eagles. This one of a kind Shelby GT350 is the ninth example Ford has commissioned and will be up for grabs on July 28th. Read the rest of this entry

2004-2006 Pontiac GTO

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2006 Pontiac GTO Cover NCS

In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll go back in time a few years and look at the 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO. After a 30 year absence, Pontiac brought back the legendary nameplate that sparked the muscle car firestorm in the early 1960s. A car whose three letters were synonymous with performance, style, and attitude. But here’s the question. Would the new GTO stir the souls of a new generation like it did three decades ago? Let’s find out! Read the rest of this entry

Special Edition 2017 Dodge Vipers Sold Out

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Dodge is celebrating the 25th anniversary and final year of Viper production with five exclusive limited-edition models, four of which are pictured here. (From left, the Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC, inspired by the original 2010 Snakeskin ACR; the Vooodoo II ACR, modeled after the original 2010 Viper VooDoo edition; the Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, designed to pay tribute to one of the most distinguishable and iconic Viper paint schemes of all time – the white and blue combination of the 1998 Viper GTS-R GT2 Championship Edition;  and the Viper 1:28 ACR, which pays tribute to the current production car single lap record of 1:28.65 set by champion driver Randy Pobst in a 2016 Dodge Viper ACR at historic Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Calif., in October 2015. A fifth Dodge Dealer Edition Viper ACR, not shown, is available through select Dodge dealers.

2017 will be a bittersweet year for the Dodge Viper. The iconic Viper will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year and also mourn its demise.

The good news is Dodge decided to end production on a high note. Several special edition Vipers will be released in 2017, including the Snakeskin Edition GTC, 1:28 Edition ACR, and VooDoo II Edition ACR. The bad news is these special editions have already sold out with one exception. The Viper Snakeskin ACR will be available to order in mid-July. Up to 31 of these special edition Viper Snakeskin ACRs will be built. Read the rest of this entry

1962 Shelby Cobra CSX2000

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1962 Shelby Cobra #1

Sometimes the word legendary is easily overused or thrown around in such fashion that it really doesn’t mean what it should. However, in the case of this 1962 Shelby Cobra, the word legendary hardly describes this illustrious car. Read the rest of this entry