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Fifty Years of the Chevrolet Camaro

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Fifty years ago, Chevrolet introduced a car that would become one of the most revered vehicles in its sports car lineup. Code named XP-836, the Camaro was Chevrolet’s contender in what would become one of the hottest segments in the automotive industry. The Camaro was Chevrolet’s entry into the pony car market that was wildly popular in the 1960s. It’s been said the word Camaro is derived from the French language meaning friend or comrade. That’s a pretty fitting way to describe a car that’s been a companion with many of us for half a century. Let’s turn back the clock and look back at 50 years of classic Camaros. Read the rest of this entry

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Smokey and the Bandit 40th Anniversary Festival

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Tommy’s Car Blog was on hand during the Smokey and the Bandit 40th Anniversary Festival in Jonesboro, Georgia this past June. The city of Jonesboro teamed up with the Burt Reynolds Institute, Restore a Muscle Car, The Bandit Run, and the Snowman’s Run to host this year’s event. Jonesboro was one of the main filming locations of the movie and a great place to hold the event. There was plenty to see and do including a Burt Reynolds look-a-like contest and a recreation of the bridge jump held at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry

Ford GT Driving Modes Explained

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The new Ford GT will come standard with five driving modes that can handle just about any driving condition you can throw its way. By simply twisting a dial, the driver can alter driving dynamics that range from everyday driving to pushing the GT to realize maximum performance. Read the rest of this entry

The Camaro ZL1 Is The Fastest Camaro Ever

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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is the new king of the hill. That’s because the new ZL1 is the quickest Camaro ever created. This honor was recently bestowed on the Camaro ZL1 after achieving an average top speed of 198 mph at Germany’s Automotive Testing Papenburg GmBH proving ground.

Schnellste camaro aller zeiten…this is how the Germans say the new Camaro ZL1 is the fastest Camaro ever! The 650 horsepower ZL1 achieved this feat using the all-new 10-speed automatic transmission.

“This test caps an impressive list of performance stats for the Camaro ZL1, which was designed to excel at everything,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “It’s the most capable — and fastest —Camaro ever.”

Maybe the best news of all is the new Camaro ZL1 is available at your local Chevy dealer. Prices start at $63,435 for the coupe with a manual transmission and $65,830 for the coupe with an automatic transmission.

Photo credit: media.chevrolet.com

Muscle Cars at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

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TCB was on hand during media days at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. With several new and upcoming cars on display, we knew this would be a great show. Needless to say, this year’s show definitely didn’t disappoint. In addition to seeing all the latest and greatest muscle cars, we also got to see a few blasts from the past. Read the rest of this entry

Mopar Introduces the ’17 Mopar Challenger

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The Mopar brand celebrates its 80th birthday by introducing the ’17 Mopar Challenger. This limited edition Challenger will be available in two custom paint schemes and come complete with a commemorative owner’s kit and serialized anniversary badge. Read the rest of this entry

2017 Chevrolet Camaro Redline Edition Unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show

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Chevrolet took the wraps off the 2017 Camaro Redline Edition this past week at the Chicago Auto Show. The Camaro Redline Edition is the latest appearance package available for the sixth generation Camaro. Read the rest of this entry