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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

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

2017 North American International Auto Show

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The 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the first major auto show of the new year. The Motor City hosts one of the best shows for muscle car lovers and this year’s event was no exception. The Big Three were well represented and there were a few surprises that caught our attention as well. The temperature outside may have been in the teens but our enthusiasm heated up once we got inside Cobo Hall. There was so much to see and experience during the two-day media preview. Here are some of the great muscle cars we got to see at this year’s show. Read the rest of this entry

TCB Visits The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

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The great thing about the Los Angeles Auto Show is that it marks the beginning of auto show season. We’ve been counting the days to the show and anxious to get up close and personal with some of the hottest new and vintage muscle during media days at this year’s spectacle. This year’s show definitely didn’t disappoint! The Los Angeles Convention Center was abuzz with plenty of fresh muscle from the Big Three and other vendors. With so many great cars on display, there was something for everyone to see at this year’s show. Here are just a few of the great cars that were on display at the 2016 show. Read the rest of this entry

Hertz So Good: The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-H 50th Anniversary Edition

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Need some excitement for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend? Well, you’re in luck. Ford, Shelby American, and Hertz are releasing a special run of 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H’s. 140 of these black and gold Mustangs will be available to rent beginning Memorial Day weekend. Read the rest of this entry

Chevrolet Announces 50th Anniversary Camaro

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2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Cover

For the Camaro’s golden anniversary, Chevrolet is rolling out a special 50th Anniversary Edition. It will be available in coupe and convertible 2LT and 2SS models.

Dressed in Nightfall Gray, this anniversary edition will feature 20-inch 50th Anniversary wheels, unique striping and badging, and a unique grille with satin chrome accents. The package also includes a body-colored front splitter and orange brake calipers. The interior will feature unique black leather with suede inserts and orange accent stitching. The instrument panel, seatbacks, steering wheel, and sill plates will also feature exclusive 50th Anniversary treatments.

Pricing has not yet been released. The 50th Anniversary Edition Chevrolet Camaro should be available this coming summer.

Ten Editions of the Mustang You Probably Never Knew Existed

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Since 2014 is the golden anniversary of the Mustang, what better way to celebrate than looking at some rare and special edition cars? Many of these were offered regionally and were available in very limited numbers. That’s why many of these are so rare today and are hardly seen except at shows featuring the Mustang. It’s hard to believe this iconic car has been around for 50 years. Of all the pony cars, it is the only one with a consistent production run for the last half century. It goes without saying that few cars have made an impact quite like the Mustang. Here are some of our favorite special and limited editions. Read the rest of this entry