blank 09/19/14 01:11PM Corvette Museum, Road Trips, Veterans

Vets ‘n Vettes
Honoring Those Who Fought For Our Freedom

Vets 'n Vettes

Vets ‘n Vettes 
Honoring Those Who Fought For Our Freedom

November 6-8, 2014

In 2008 we began a tradition of honoring our veterans, POWs and MIAs with a new event, Vets ‘n Vettes.  In the ensuing 7 years the event has expanded to include the American Warrior Recognition, a way of providing our returning warriors with a special Corvette Experience.  Thursday kicks off with Fort Campbell and Fort Knox sending down members of their Warrior Transition Battalion to enjoy a day at the Corvette Museum, rides in participants’ Corvette on back road tours led by the Kentucky State Police as well as lunch and tours of the Museum and Plant.  With a Meet n Greet, road tours and participation in the Bowling Green Veterans’ Day Parade the event offers veterans, servicemen and women and those who want to support them, a comfortable place to meet and share stories and experiences.   

The agenda and registration should now be active. Make sure you are signed onto NCM eNews to be notified about the event.  Some activities have limited space so sign up early.

National Corvette Museum
350 Corvette Drive
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
I-65 Exit 28

800-538-3883 or 270-781-7973

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blank 09/18/14 09:09AM Dick Miller Racing, Olds Race and Show Event, Oldsmobile Muscle Cars

18 th Annual Oldsmobile Race and Show

Dick Miller Racing

When only the best will do!

214 SUNRISE DR. - SCIENCE HILL, KY 42553-8400

PHONE 662-233-2301
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The 18th Annual Oldsmobile Race/Show Nationals at Norwalk Raceway July 26, 2015.


NEW ANY OLDS BODY WITH ANY ENGINE

 

OR ANY OLDS ENGINE WITH ANY BODY


Sunday Race, Car show, Swap meet, Manufacturers midway, car coral.

Gates open at 8:00 am.

Time trials begin at 9:00 am.

Eliminations at 1:00 PM. 


BE SURE TO SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS BY BUYING THEIR PRODUCTS

Harland Sharp Roller Rocker Arms

Dick Miller Racing

MIckey Thompson Performance Tires

Mr Gasket Co

Lucas Oil

K & N Filters


Co-drivers allowed in all classes. The rider must use the same safety equipment as the driver. All cars must pass NHRA technical inspection as controlled by Summit Motorsports Park officials. If you have any questions about being legal call Summit Motorsports Park at (419) 668-5555.


This years host hotel will once again be the Best Western of Norwalk.  All room reservations must be made before July 5, 2014 by calling the hotel directly 24 hrs a day 419-663-3501 option 0 and you must mention that you are with the Dick Miller Racing Group. Three nights = $116.00 a night. Two nights = $134.00 a night 1 night = $152.00. Be sure to check their cancelation policy.


Your Car Could Be On Next Years T-Shirt


 

Super/Pro (0 to 12.99 - delay box ok).

Sponsored by

Entry Fee $60.00 : 1st round Buy-backs $25.00

100% Pay back of entry fees.

Win using my 5028 or 7028 suspension system + DMR decals and receive $500.00 gift certificate from DMR. Must be certified at event.

Win = 50% + Your car will be on the 2015 event T-Shirt (some modifications possible)

R/U = 25%

Semi = 12.5%

First round of eliminations the best reaction time will receive a $250.00 gift certificate from Mickey Thompson Performance Tires. Ties will be broken by run closest to dial in. 


Pro (0 to 16.99 - no delay box). 

Sponsored by

Entry Fee $40.00 : 1st round Buy-backs $25.00

Win using my 5028 or 7028 suspension system + DMR decals and receive $500.00 gift certificate from DMR. Must be certified at event.

Win = $500.00 x 1 + Your car will be on the 2015 event T-Shirt  (some modifications possible)

R/U = $200.00 x 1

Semi = $75.00 x 2

Quarters = 50.00 x 4

First round of eliminations the best reaction time will receive a $250.00 gift certificate from Mickey Thompson Performance Tires. Ties will be broken by run closest to dial in. 


Stock (no electronics, no open headers, no slicks).

Sponsored by

Entry Fee $25.00 No buy-backs.

Win using my 5028 or 7028 suspension system + DMR decals and receive $500.00 gift certificate from DMR. Must be certified at event.

Win = Trophy + Your car will be on the 2015 event T-Shirt  (some modifications possible)

R/U = Trophy 

Semi = Trophy

First round of eliminations the best reaction time will receive a $250.00 gift certificate from Mickey Thompson Performance Tires. Ties will be broken by run closest to dial in. 


King Of The Hill (show cars only are eligible - optional). 

Sponsored by

Entry Fee $00.00 + Your car will be on the 2015 event T-Shirt  (some modifications possible)

Win = Trophy

R/U = Trophy


SHOW CLASSES

CAR SHOW JUDGING BEGINS AT 11 A.M.

Sponsored by

Entry Fee $25.00

This is a judged car show using an independent judging staff with no bias to club affiliation or make or model of Oldsmobile. All cars will be judged on body, paint, chrome, engine compartment, interior, undercarriage and trunk compartment. 


1 1900-63 all Olds powered or Olds body

2 1964-69 all Olds powered or Olds body

3 1970-72 all Olds powered or Olds body
4 1973-77 all Olds powered or Olds body
5 1978-88 all Olds powered or Olds body
6 Front wheel drive 

7 Suv's and mini vans
8 1900-1967 modified
9 1968-present modified
10 1900-1967 street stock
11 1968-present street stock
12 un-restored
13 beater class
The show field - will be laid out by class, year, make and model. The manufacturers, vendors, and the car corral will also have a designated area.

All show car classes - will be kept to around 8 to 12 cars. First and second place trophies will be awarded. If a class has less than eight cars, it will be combined with the next appropriate class. As the show gets larger, or if a large group of cars turn out for a particular class, classes will be broken into more years or hardtop vs. convertible, etc.


SUNDAY ADMISSION PRICES:

CAR SHOW: $25.00

MANUFACTURE MIDWAY AREA: $60.00

VENDOR SPACE 20'X40': $50.00 INCLUDES ONE ADMISSION

USED CAR CORRAL SPOT: $25.00

SPECTATOR ADMISSION: $15.00

CHILDREN UNDER 10: $ 3.00

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blank 09/18/14 09:09AM All-Ford, NMRA, readers pics, World Finals

16th Annual NMRA All Ford World Finals
Bowling Green, KY; October 2-5, 2014

NMRA All Ford Nationals 2014

Santa Ana, Calif. (September 15, 2014) - When we say the biggest all-Ford event of the year, we really mean it! This is the final race of the NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals 2014 season and it's the place where year-end Champions are crowned. Some of the most exciting and close competitions happen during the NMRA All-Ford World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway Park and this year is no exception. There are several racers close in points and they'll be going all-out to win. Racers, Ford fans, sponsors and spectators won't miss this huge event on October 2-5 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
 

 
There's something for all levels of racers and enthusiasts during the NMRA World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway Park. High-horsepower, supercharged and nitrous- powered Mustangs will line up for heads-up competition in the 200+ mph ATF Speed Street Outlaw and Edelbrock Renegade classes. The 4th Annual VMP Superchargers Terminator/GT500 Shootout is always a fan favorite as it brings out the best-prepped Mustangs in the country. A giant TREMEC True Street class, presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine, allows all street legal Fords to compete for prize money after a 30-mile escorted cruise to prove their street-worthiness. This event is on target to break the record for the biggest True Street field in NMRA history with upwards of 125 cars expected to compete.
 
For the first time, Ford fans will witness the new 2015 Mustang racing down the quarter-mile. We're all looking forward to seeing what this beautiful new car is capable of in terms of speed and elapsed times. Another first is the Turbo Coyote Shootout where racers will pilot their turbocharged Coyote 5.0L Mustangs down the track to set records, have fun and be part of the largest Mustang drag race of the year. For more on this 1st time event, please click here.
 
This family-friendly event also includes a huge late- and early-model all-Ford car show presented by UPR Products, a giant all-Ford manufacturers' midway and a used-parts swap meet where everyone can find great deals on new and hard-to-find automotive parts. If that's not enough, Scotty Holdridge is planning several exciting exhibition runs in his "Black Ice" jet dragster where the burnouts are accompanied by huge flames shooting out of the exhaust. His jet-powered dragster is capable of 300 mph and that's what he plans to do in Bowling Green!
 
For more information, please visit www.NMRAdigital.com/KY or call 714-444-2426.
 
About The National Mustang Racers Association (NMRA):
The NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals is the #1 all-Ford motorsport show in the United States, attracting the most racers, fans, sponsors and contingency. Each NMRA event features awesome heads-up Ford drag racing, a huge all-Ford car show, a giant manufacturers midway, burnout contest, 300+ mph jet car, true street and bracket racing.

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blank 09/18/14 08:51AM Antique Car Auction, Auctions, Classic Cars, Vintage Cars

Reserve Your Space Today for March 2015


D E Foeller Auto Auctions, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Vintage Auto Auctions


MARCH 21st & 22nd, 2015

STARTING AT 10 AM

LOWEST FEE STRUCTURE IN THE INDUSTRY AND CONSIGNORS WILL BE PAID ON SUNDAY!

 GENERAL ADMISSION: $10.00 per day or $15.00 for a weekend pass

CONSIGNORS: FEE: $150.00 per vehicle (Consignment fees do not apply toward commissions)

COMMISSION: 5% on purchases over $6000 $300.00 on purchases under $6000

VEHICLE CHECK-IN: March 19th, 2015 9:00AM - 6:00PM

BUYERS: BIDDER FEE: $25.00 BUYER PREMIUM: 5% on purchases over $6000 $300.00 on purchases under $6000 QUESTIONS?

Please call Doug at 239-571-5274 or Contact Us.
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blank 09/17/14 08:25AM LED Headlamps, Lighting, Safety Products

LED Replacement Headlights
Product News

Watsons StreetWorks
With a distinct difference between hi & lo beams the crisp white light pattern from this H4 LED bulb is the best we’ve seen from this configuration.  These bulbs draw less amps than your old sealed beam bulbs and plug into your 3 prong socket so there is no need to change or upgrade your wiring.  Each bulb has a power controller which you mount separately. The glass lens on the 7” bulb has the correct positioning tabs so aiming is a snap. They are offered in either 7” round or 7”x6” headlights with H4 style LED bulbs.  LED bulbs are also offered separately without lenses for those who already have H4 conversions.

LED Headlight

CONTACT
Watsons StreetWorks
Nashua, NH 03063
866-859-0513

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blank 09/16/14 10:02AM , 2015 ford mustang, 435 horsepower, 5.0 liter V*, high performance

All-New Ford Mustang Offers High Performance
with Sleek New Design and Innovative Tech

The All-New Ford Mustang GT


0-All-new sophisticated design clearly inspired by 50 years of Mustang heritage evolved to attract wider array of customers and expand global market availability
0-The new Mustang is the first car to offer four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines that each produce at least 300 horsepower – a 300-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, a more powerful 435-horsepower 5.0-liter V8, and an all-new 310-horsepower* 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine
0-Mustang sets new performance and dynamics benchmarks for the brand with world-class handling, more precise steering control and enhanced ride comfort


2015 MUSTANG SPECS

Loaded with innovative technologies and delivering high levels of performance and style, the all-new Mustang is the next chapter in the life of one of the world’s most iconic cars.

“Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford.”

Mustang’s impact goes well beyond the 9 million-plus cars sold in its 50 years of continuous production. It has made thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games, and is the world’s most-liked vehicle on Facebook. For the first time ever, Ford will bring Mustang to customers in key parts of Europe and Asia.

The Mustang experience
The way Mustang looks, drives and sounds is key to the visceral experience that makes drivers just want to get in the driver’s seat and hit the road. The Mustang is the first car to offer four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines that each produce at least 300 horsepower. With more powertrain options to choose from, there is a Mustang to fit any lifestyle. The 3.7-liter V6 and upgraded 5.0-liter V8 are joined by an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine that brings state-of-the-art technology to Mustang.

The Mustang’s EcoBoost engine uses direct injection, variable cam timing and turbocharging to deliver plenty of usable performance across a broad RPM range. A unique intake manifold and turbocharger housing enable it to deliver the performance Mustang drivers expect with 310 horsepower* and 320 lb.-ft. of torque.*

“This EcoBoost engine delivers where a Mustang driver expects it to, with a broad, flat torque curve that pours out when you stand on it for easy passing or hustling down a twisty road,” said Dave Pericak, Ford Mustang chief engineer.

Mustang GT continues with the latest edition of the throaty 5.0-liter V8, now featuring an upgraded valvetrain and cylinder heads that help boost output to 435 horsepower* and 400 lb.-ft. of torque*. A new intake manifold features charge motion control valves to partially close off port flow at lower engine speeds. This increases the air charge tumble and swirl for improved air-fuel mixing resulting in improved efficiency and idle stability.

With 300 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque on tap from the standard 3.7-liter V6, even the most accessible Mustang delivers the performance customers expect. Drivers will appreciate smoother shifts from the updated manual gearbox, while a reworked automatic transmission features new steering wheel-mounted shift paddles for drivers who want the choice between convenience and control.

All-new shape, yet unmistakably Mustang
The clean-sheet design of both Mustang fastback and convertible evokes the essential character of the brand, retaining key design elements – including the long sculpted hood and short rear deck – with contemporary execution.

Several key design features define the all-new Mustang, including:

  • A lower, wider stance with a reduction in roof height, and wider rear fenders and track
  • The return of Mustang fastback with a sleeker profile enabled by more steeply sloped windshield and rear glass
  • Three-dimensional, tri-bar taillamps with sequential turn signals
  • Contemporary execution of the signature shark-bite front fascia and trapezoidal grille

The information and controls an active driver needs are all readily accessible in the aviation-inspired cockpit, which is executed with the highest degree of craftsmanship ever found in a Mustang. Large, clear instrumentation puts vehicle information right in front of the driver in the roomier cabin, while improved ergonomics and tactile switches and knobs provide better control. The added width and a new rear suspension contribute to improved shoulder and hip room for rear-seat passengers, and a more usefully shaped trunk can accommodate two golf bags.

Slipping through the air
Design and performance are two of the essential attributes that have made Mustang appeal to millions of fans for five decades. Performance can be improved by increasing the output of the powerplant or reducing the amount of work it has to do. The sleeker shape helps it slip through the air with less effort.

Each of Mustang’s three available engines gets a unique grille that allows in only as much air as that specific powerplant needs. Active grille shutters will help make the Mustang powered by the new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine even more fuel efficient by further reducing drag at higher speeds when extra cooling capacity is not needed. The shutters can completely close off the grille, sending air over and around the car instead of through the engine compartment.

Carving up the curves

When life throws drivers a curve, the all-new Mustang sets new handling benchmarks for the brand, delivering world-class dynamics and ride quality.

Mustang features all-new front and rear suspension systems. At the front, a new perimeter subframe helps to stiffen the structure while reducing mass, providing a better foundation for more predictable wheel control that benefits handling, steering and ride.

The new double-ball-joint front MacPherson strut system also enables the use of larger, more powerful brakes. The 2015 Mustang has the most capable brake lineup ever offered on a Mustang.

At the rear is an all-new integral-link independent rear suspension. The geometry, springs, dampers and bushings all have been specifically modified and tuned for this high-performance application. New aluminum rear knuckles help reduce unsprung mass for improved ride and handling.

Smarter than your average pony
The all-new Mustang features a significant amount of innovative technologies providing drivers with enhanced information, control and connectivity when they want it. From Intelligent Access with push-button start to SYNC® and MyKey® in every Mustang built, plus standard Track Apps, MyColor® gauges and a new Shaker Pro Audio System, drivers will be able to customize their time behind the wheel.

The feeling of freedom and confidence Mustang instills in its drivers is amplified when they can take control of how the car behaves. On a twisty back road or a weekend track day, the driver can tap the toggle switches on the console to quickly adjust steering effort, engine response, and transmission and electronic stability control settings using the available Selectable Drive Modes to create the perfect Mustang at any time.

The advanced new Ford-developed stability control system is tuned to maximize Mustang’s dynamic capabilities. When the time comes to turn up the wick at the track, Mustang GT includes standard launch control on manual-transmission models that enables drivers to achieve smooth, consistent starts every time.

When it’s time to back off and relax for the drive home, available advanced driver-assist features including Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control can help ease the load, while SYNC AppLink lets drivers control their smartphone apps to listen to their favorite form of entertainment.

Debuting on the 2015 Mustang are enhancements to the SYNC® 911 Assist® feature. The enhancements will provide the ability to deliver information such as the maximum change in velocity during impact, indication of crash type (front, side, rear or rollover), safety belt usage as detected by the vehicle, awareness of whether multiple impacts occurred and whether airbags were deployed.

More airbags, more high-strength steel

An all-new inflatable airbag restraint design provides the front seat passenger with knee airbag protection while significantly reducing system size and weight, enabling a roomier interior for more comfort. This new airbag is part of a standard comprehensive safety system that includes a more robust package of sensors, safety belt anchor pretensioners, improved exterior lighting and double the total number of airbags on the fastback Mustang.

50 years of Mustang
April 17, 2014, marked the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the original Ford Mustang and each 2015 model celebrates the milestone with a badge on the instrument panel that includes the galloping pony logo and the words “Mustang – Since 1964.” Mustang will continue to be built in the United States at Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

“From day one, we knew if we were going to build a new Mustang, we had to do it right,” said Pericak. “We built a new Mustang from the ground up that is quicker, better-looking, more refined and more efficient, without losing any of the raw appeal that people have associated with Mustang for half a century.”

*Using 93-octane fuel


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blank 09/15/14 12:17PM 911, GT 3, Muscle Cars, Porsche, Porsche Recall

Porsche Recalls all GT3's

Why Porsche recalled all 785 of the GT3s from the current year model

Porsche has told drivers of all the current 2014 911 GT3 vehicles to stop driving their cars. The problem is that the engines could catch fire, according to the Volkswagen AG unit. The company is recalling all of these vehicles, and will be replacing the engines on all 785 of them. A Porsche representative said that the engines must be replaced because of a fastener problem, which can cause it to catch on fire. Company experts investigated two separate engine fires, one in Italy and one in Switzerland. In both cases, a loose fastener allowed oil to leak, and this caused the fire to start. In neither case was anyone injured. The investigation led directly to the vehicle recall.Company officials said that the fastener was not installed properly. They said that the loosened screw joint was on the connecting rod. This caused some damage to the crankcase, which in turn led to the oil leaks that caused the fire.


“Stop driving your Porsche!” – Risky more from Porsche

It is a rare step for Porsche to tell its customers to stop driving their cars. Matthias Mueller, the company's CEO, said that they are not taking any risks with the safety of their customers. The company wants to act fast and decisively to address the issue. Automotive industry expert Stefan Bratzel says that replacing the entire engine is a drastic measure, which shows that Porsche wants to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, and keep its customers happy. Porsche said that the replacement engines will have optimized fasteners. The company has not disclosed what the cost will be to replace all of the 785 engines. Automaker Porsche is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. The company is cooperating with regulators in the US to handle the recalls and engine replacements. A spokesperson said that Porsche has been in touch with every customer that owns one of the vehicles that are being recalled. The company is offering affected customers replacement cars like a Porsche 911 Turbo, to drive while their cars are being repaired.


The GT3s – fabulous cars to drive and own

The 911 GT3 is the sportiest of the numerous Porsche 911 variations on the market, with a 475-horsepower engine. The car accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in about 3.5 seconds, and has a top speed of about 195 miles per hour. Owners often drive these cars on the race track. The car is a 2-seater sports car. In the US, the base price is about $131,000. A total of 785 GT3 cars are being recalled for engine replacement. Of these, around 400 were sent to the US, and company officials say that about half of those were already sold. Other variants of the 911 are not affected by this recall. This recall is relatively small, because there is just one model which is affected, and it had a limited production run. In 2012, Porsche had to recall about 100,000 Cayenne SUVs because of a defect with components holding the front headlights. This recall comes on the heels of General Motors' recall of about 3 million cars due to a design flaw that caused 12 deaths.


Highlights from overseas about replacing Porsche 911 GT3 engines

Porsche didn’t talk about the amount of money involved in the replacement of all 785 engines, but it did mention that they will feature “optimized fasteners”. A UK spokesman for Porsche said that the company is unable to mention an exact price for the new engines because there will be others costs involved, too, such as labor costs and replacing needs. The representative did mention that Porsche doesn’t want to put a price on the safety of their customers or on their engineering reputation, so they’re willing to go to extreme lengths to make sure the new engines are solid enough.

Just because Porsche is changing engines in their GT3 models, it doesn’t mean Porsche’s reputation will go down. That’s not really the case, since not all 785 engines are damaged. They’re just doing it for the safety of their customers.

 

By Jason Phillips and Design911.co.uk!

 

 

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blank 09/15/14 11:59AM 390ciV8, AMC, American Motors, AMX, Muscle Cars, Video

Remember AMC AMX?

AMC AMX Fuels America’s Sporty Culture: Muscle Car Monday [w/Video]

It’s Monday morning. You’re tired, dreading work, and possibly already trapped within a beige cubicle. So to supplant that beige with something less beige (though ironically some were beige), it’s the 1968 AMC AMX. Welcome to Muscle Car Monday!

Prior to the AMX, the American Motors Corporation was not exactly known for its sporting potential, neither straight-line nor in the bends. But that began to change when AMC rolled out the AMX in ‘68.

The AMX boasted a short 97-inch wheelbase, big V8 engines and only two seats, which – at least from AMC’s marketing standpoint – slotted it in the same arena as the two-seat Corvette. Crucially, its top-of-the-line engine could keep it running with the pack of the late ‘60s muscle cars.

RELATED: AMX’s Rival Has Evolved into Race-Ready Corvette C7.R

AMC AMX

AMC’s big 315-horsepower 390ci V8 could shoot the two-door from zero to 60mph in around 6.9 seconds and on to 130 mph at the top end. The quarter mile was dispatched in around 15 seconds.

The AMX stayed in production for only three years (1968 to 1970) with a total of 19,134 units sold. Though with advertising like this, we doubt AMC was nabbing any Porsche, Jaguar, MG or Lotus converts.

PHOTOS: See More of the American Icon AMC AMX


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