Autos: Classics

Vintage Comparison Test: 1979 Corvette vs. 1979 GMC Prototype Sport Truck

Wednesday  02:28,   02 november 2016
hotrod

A vintage road test of 1979 Chevrolet Corvette compares to a prototype 1979 GMC sport truck.In the July 1979 issue, staffer Jim McCraw produced one of the magazine’s more unusual comparison tests, pitting an L82-powered Vette against a GMC concept[...]

The Original Grand Sport Is the Great Corvette Racer That Never Was

Wednesday  02:28,   02 november 2016
roadandtrack

Chevy's answer to the Cobra never saw its potential.​The funniest thing about Corvette Racing though, is how long it took GM to seriously invest in racing the Corvette. The second-generation (C2) Corvette Sting Ray was good enough to hang with[...]

Dixie Sticky and the Dawn of Big Tire Traction

Wednesday  02:22,   02 november 2016
hotrod

Back in the 1960s when the elevated output and the minimized mass of match-race cars overpowered the tires of the times, it was time for some big tire traction. © Provided by Hotrod 01 Evil Rosin Dust In efforts to harness all of their hard-sought[...]

The Wonderful, Wacky Days of Early Fuel Racing

Wednesday  02:21,   02 november 2016
hotrod

We take a nostalgic look back at the early days of fuel racing and reminisce about how the sport used to be. 1/3 SLIDES © Provided by Hotrod 2/3 SLIDES © Provided by Hotrod 3/3 SLIDES © Provided by Hotrod Before corporate dogma, political[...]

Mustang vs. Camaro: A Timeline of the Muscle Car Rivalry

Wednesday  02:21,   02 november 2016
motortrend

Mustang vs. Camaro: The legendary muscle-car rivalry has lasted decades, but how did the cars evolve? Get a better idea right here.Mustangs and Camaros have been battling it out for just about 50 years, and at Motor Trend we've loved following the[...]

Herbie the Love Bug sold at auction for record $86k

Wednesday  02:21,   02 november 2016
autoblog

The 1953 Volkswagen Beetle used in the filming of Herbie Rides Again and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo sold this week for $86,250, setting a new record for Vee-Dub bugs.It might seem like a lot to pay for a 1963 VW Beetle, but this particular example[...]

Winged Memories - Where It All Began

Wednesday  01:56,   02 november 2016
hotrod

Bob McClurg discusses his famous drag racing photo of "Wild Willie" Borsch and his Winged Express, and where it all began at the 1970 NHRA Winternationals. © Provided by HotrodFebruary 1970, the NHRA Winternationals, first round of[...]

NASCAR Champ Tim Flock Photographed at 140 mph at Daytona Beach in 1956

Wednesday  01:49,   02 november 2016
hotrod

Archival photography of Tim Flock traveling 140 mph at Daytona Beach race 1956 © Provided by Hotrod 002 Wiab Published Photo Flock May 1956 Hrm We dive into the Petersen Publishing Co. film archive seeking answers to old questions. We come away with [...]

Vintage Trophy Girl and the Top Speed of the Meet—Denver, 1955

Wednesday  01:49,   02 november 2016
hotrod

Vintage Trophy Girl and the Top Speed of the MeetBut their need for speed wasn’t limited to the Salt Flats. When the NHRA Safari came through their hometown of Denver in 1955, the team showed up at Lowry Air Force Base with two entries to run at the [...]

Jack Chrisman's Funny Car Revolution Evolution

Wednesday  01:49,   02 november 2016
hotrod

Jack Chrisman's Funny Car Revolution Evolution as a guide to early Funny Car developmentWatch the Evolution of the Funny Car From One[...]

In Search of the Real Job One Mustang

Wednesday  01:49,   02 november 2016
hotrod

Since that story was published, Bob Fria has found even more information about the elusive, actual Job One Mustang built that day in early March. This car, the very first production Mustang to roll off of the assembly line, is the “Holy Grail” when [...]

The First Funny Car?

Wednesday  01:49,   02 november 2016
hotrod

The ancestral heir to the first Funny Car has to be the Mooneyham and Sharp “554.” It’s a 1934 Ford coupe seen here in its later guise as raced by Havertown, Pennsylvania’s K&G Speed Associates at the Bristol NHRA Finals in 1966, next to Roy[...]

How Fast is a Mustang With an Indy Motor?

Wednesday  01:28,   02 november 2016
hotrod

Read all about this 1967 Ford Mustang that is equipped with a four-cam Autolite Indy motor. Racing legend Mario Andretti even drove this 'Stang.Yep, that’s a four-cam Autolite IndyCar engine stuffed into a 1967 Mustang fastback’s engine[...]

The Most Expensive Chevy Ever Made

Wednesday  01:21,   02 november 2016
hotrod

The 1958 Chevy is by far the most expensive mainstream automobile ever created because of its one-year-only peculiarity. Research chevrolet impala See All Model Years See Pricing Why did Chevy do this, especially since 1958 was[...]

Outtakes from Motor Trend's 1961 Road Test of the '61 Corvette

Wednesday  01:21,   02 november 2016
hotrod

In 1961, Motor Trend reviewed the 1961 Chevrolet Corvette with a full range road test. Here are some previously unpublished outtakes from the test!“It matters not whether someone wants a two-seater merely for transportation or an all-out racing[...]