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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

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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Destroys The Nurburgring

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Chevrolet announced today that the 2017 Camaro ZL1 lapped Germany’s grueling Nürburgring Nordschleife road course in 7:29.60.

Chevrolet announced today that the 2017 Camaro ZL1 lapped Germany’s grueling Nürburgring Nordschleife road course in 7:29.60.

The new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 recently tested at Germany’s fabled Nurburgring track. Chevrolet’s sixth generation ZL1 boasted an impressive 7:29.60 time. That’s over two seconds faster than the Shelby GT350R and the Porsche 911 Turbo S! Even more surprising, this record is 11.67 seconds quicker than the previous generation Camaro ZL1. Read the rest of this entry

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

“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

1965-1966 Shelby GT350

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1966 Shelby GT350 #1 WAC

In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll turn back the clock and check out the 1965-1966 Shelby GT350. Like a pseudoscientist from the Dark Ages, Carroll Shelby worked his black magic on a Ford Mustang GT fastback and transformed it into something even more nimble and sinister. In its day, the Shelby GT350 was a car that had no true equal. There was no Camaro or Firebird for Shelby’s creation to instill fear. It was a standout back then and it’s still a legend today. Read the rest of this entry

Tommy’s Favorite Classic Ford Muscle Cars

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The Ford Motor Company created some of the most memorable muscle cars during the classic muscle car era. Cars like the Mustang, Torino, and Mercury Cougar are some of the most renowned muscle cars from the 1960s. The popular “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” axiom is believed to have been started by a popular Ford dealer, referring to the brand’s dominance at the drag strip and track. And let’s not forget Carroll Shelby’s contribution to Ford. Cars like the Shelby GT350 and GT500 are still some of the most revered muscle ever created. Cars that still command hefty prices when they roll across the Mecum and Barrett-Jackson auction floor. Read the rest of this entry

Tommy’s Car Blog Visits The 2016 North American International Auto Show

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TCB was on hand last week at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Fresh muscle, vintage horsepower, and new concepts were major attractions at this year’s show. The Big Three brought out many of their newest autos and new manufacturers were there to show off their latest concepts. This definitely was one of the best auto shows we’ve ever attended in Detroit. Read the rest of this entry