1969 Chevrolet El Camino PRO-MOD XTREME STREET, Just completed a 2 year makeover on this one of a kind El Camino... I am the third owner of this documented 69k original mile car that I have owned for 15 years. I was Friends with the Second Owner (my Neighbor's Brother) who purchased the car in 1972.. I have the Protecto Plate, Original Hand Written Window Sticker, Owners Manual with Original Jacket, Pre-Delivery Service and Check Sheet, Insurance Documents and other papers that prove the mileage and Ownership.... There is so much to say about the car I guess I will start with the Motor, it is a 454 cid 4 Bolt Main that is 60 over making it 468cid, it has a Rare set of worked 69' Corvette 427/435 L-72 Closed Chamber 107cc Rectangular Port Heads casting no. 3919840 with Crane Roller Rockers, Polished Steel Crank, Eagle Rods, 11.1 Half Domed Pistons, 700 Lift Crane NOS Roller Cam with a 106 lobe center and Roller Lifters, MSD 6AL Multi-Retard Ignition Box, Holley 850 CFM Dual Feed Double Pumper Polished Carb and a K@N Real Carbon Fibre Air Cleaner, Custom Real Carbon Fibre Valve Covers, Motor has not been on the dyno but I would guess approx. 650hp on Motor + 300 NOS...... Keith Wilson Owner of Wilson Manifolds is one of my Close Friends and built me a Trick Two Stage NOS System with a Fogger and Plate on one of his Custom Aluminum Intake Manifolds that has been Ported (Port Plenum, Divider Walls @ Roof Lines for flow and distribution) and installed his Nitrous Pro Flow Direct Port V-Force Nozzles. The Fogger and Plate are set to a Conservative 150HP each but can set up with new nozzles to be a lot more HP which I didn't need, Dual LED RED Purge System that exits from back of the hood, Hooker Comp Titanium Coated Headers that are connected to my Trick High Dollar Exhaust System that took many hours to build by AC Carcraft, these guys are one of the best fabricators in the Business and took my brainstorm and made it happen.. 5 Inch Double Wall Polished S/S Tips with S/S Bezels to protect the Fenders from the heat, I had wanted to make the car able to have Open Headers at the push of a button and have the looks of a Pro Mod Exhaust and be able to Idle in Traffic next to a Cop without getting more attention from noise and it works KILLER!! Everywhere I go people can't believe how nice it came out and how Awesome it sounds Open or Closed.... When it is closed it exits though quiet Turbo Mufflers and pipes that are just in front of the rear tires.. The transmission is a modified Turbo 400 with a 2800 TCI Converter. The car has been Tubbed and has a Narrowed Rear End which is a 12 Bolt Posi with 4:88 Richmond Gears, T/A 356-T6 Bilet Rear End Cover and Strange 32 Spline Axles. The 4 link Rear Suspension has AFCO Double Adjustable Billet Coil Overs, the Front End has been lowered with Drop Spindles and has Adjustable Race Shocks, the car has Power Steering, the Front Brakes are Wilwood Lightweight Drag Racing Discs with Drilled Rotors, the car runs super cool and has NO Overheating Problems even in my 90 degree South Florida Weather with Dual Electric 13.5 Fans and the Factory Big Block Radiator, The Fuel System is two seperate Systems with S/S Lines with separate Fuel Pumps and Filters for the Motor and NOS System. Triple Fuel Pressure Gauges for Motor and each system. It has a Switch on the Dash which arms the Second Fuel System and Fuel Pump when you want to use the NOS..The Alcatara Racing Steering Wheel with Bilet Disconect has two buttons, one for the Purge and one for the Second Stage, the First Stage has a Micro Switch on the Carb that only works when the NOS is Armed and operates the Fogger at wide open throttle. I have only used the NOS a few times to Dial it in and have Never Raced the Car at the Track.. I built it to be the Baddest Street Car that can still be driven to Shows, not like a lot of Radical Street Legal Race Cars that are too Radical too really drive... The car runs good on Pump gas but I recommend C-12 if your going to spray it.. I run C-12 because the amount of miles I drive it really doesn't matter.. The fuel cell is 16 Gallons.. The tires are Mickey Thompson Sportsman Radials 26x8x15 front and 33x22.5x15 rear. Wheels are Billet Specialities SFI 15.1 Approved Street Lite Race Wheels 15x7 front and 15x15 rear. The interior is all new and has a Tilt Steering Column, Autometer Gauges, Real High $ Carbon Fibre Race Seats with G-Force 5 Point Cam Lock Belts, Roll Cage, Fire Extingusher, Polished 10lb. NOS Bottle with Blow tube and Gauge, Old School AM/FM Stero Radio, MINT Chrome Bumpers and Trim, Cowl Hood, Custom Hydralic CRAFTEC Rear Bed Cover, Trick B@M Bilet Shifter with Custom Race Mount, Shift Light, etc., etc., The body on this car is Laser Strait and has never had any rust and has been garaged its whole life, the paint is new and mint.
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Auto blogFri, 22 Feb 2013 15:44:00 EST
The U.S. News Best Cars for the Money Awards picks winners by looking at the average transaction price, five-year total cost of ownership, the regard a car has from the automotive press, reliability figures from J.D. Power and Associates and safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The result, according to the magazine, is "the best combination of critical acclaim and long-term value."
Ford nabbed six of the 21 categories that received awards this year, the Focus, Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Taurus, Escape and Edge getting trophies. Toyota and its Lexus and Scion sub-brands took another five, the Tacoma and Tundra owning the two categories given to pickup trucks. The other ten awards were split between Honda with three, Buick with two, and one each for Subaru, BMW, Hyundai, Chevrolet and Mazda.
Follow the link to see all the winners and read about why they were chosen.
Full Disclosure: in my younger days, I loved nothing more than tormenting passengers with my behind-the-wheel hijinks. Once, after a particularly artful handbrake turn on a two-lane at around 50 miles per hour, I left one backseat occupant crying in their own lap. This isn't necessarily something to be proud of, but it gives you a glimpse into why it is that I find this ad from Pepsi so damn disappointing. The premise is beautiful. Take NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon, give him a disguise and set him loose upon some unsuspecting used car dealer. Hilarity ensues.
Except that this Pepsi Max commercial is so obviously staged, it can't help but feel like some ham-fisted marketing fail. From the strategically placed aftermarket cupholder mounted mid-dash for the hidden camera to the fact that the supposed dealer Camaro is displayed as a 2009 model (Hint: Chevrolet didn't make any), this clip is about as organic as a Twinkie. Still, we would never turn down a chance to watch Gordon thrash on a rental-spec coupe - only problem is, he probably didn't even do the driving himself. Check it out below.
Chevrolet's latest road rocket, the Corvette Stingray, is a very quick car. If one needs further proof of that, we recommend they take a look at this video from Hennessey of what is claimed to be the first privately owned C7 Corvette to make a pass down the quarter mile. Not just any quarter mile, mind, this black C7 blitzed its way down the tuner's primary testing dragstrip. The Chevrolet ran the quarter in just 12.23 seconds at 114.88 miles per hour. That is a very quick time for a stock car.
Equipped with the Z51 package and a six-speed automatic transmission, not only does the C7 run a solid time, but it does so with little to no drama. That won't last though, as Hennessey will likely return it to its owner with far more power - we just hope they show a drag run of the completed product. Take a look below to watch the C7's 12.23-second run on video.