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A Florida driver and business owner claims he has over 700,000 miles logged on his 16-year-old sports car, according to two YouTube videos. If true, he is only 300,000 miles away from joining the handful of vehicles that have logged one million on their odometers.
A Florida driver took a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette out for its paces, but the miles on the odometer weren’t produced on a race track.
The man known only as “Mike” claims he owns a business in Florida and Georgia that requires him to be out on the road a lot, according to this YouTube video. In the latest video, Mike shows the Corvette has since acquired 709,972 miles since [...]
Comments Off on Featured Car! 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Post Sedan Red
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door “Post Sedan”, fresh bright red exterior with black interior. The car has been updated with Chevelle front bucket seats, a GM crate 350ci.V8, a Muncie 4 speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter, 4.11 rear-end, a tach and auxiliary gauges, power brakes with front disc and a Sony AM/FM stereo with CD player and USB port. This car can be driven anywhere and has just the right looks and stance with the bright red exterior and the vintage chrome Cragar SS wheels with 205R60/15s in front and 255R60/15s in back, and it will be lots of fun to drive to your local cruise nights.
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This is a very well restored limited production 1968 GT/California Special Mustang coupe. All 3,867 California Specials were coupes, no convertibles or fastbacks were ever produced. The body modifications resemble the Shelby mustang, the hood has integral turn signals and competition style locks, a fiberglass trunk lid with a molded-in spoiler, special non-functional side air ducts, 66 Thunderbird tail lights, pop off gas cap, body decals and unique California script emblems.
Any available engine was available. This car has the optional 195hp 289ci. V8 engine with an automatic transmission. The car has been nicely restored and detailed, the paint is beautiful, and the engine compartment is spotless and nicely detailed. It is basically stock with the exception of the ceramic coated Hooker headers and Flowmaster exhaust system which gives it a great sound. You very seldom come across these California Specials and this one will definitely get [...]
Comments Off on 9th Annual Burr Ridge Car Show – Where Classic meets Modern
The Village of Burr Ridge & Corvette Mike Midwest Present: The 9th Annual Car Show, Where Classic Meets Modern …
Sunday, June 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Burr Ridge Village Center. Free & open to the public (weather permitting) with over 100 unique autos from every era, concessions and a 90-minute live concert by “The Blooz Brothers”.
If you want to show your car, there is a $10 entry fee per car and includes Peoples’ Choice trophies and T-shirts for participants. Please register by Wednesday, June 8th at burr-ridge.gov/events/car-show, or call Corvette Mike Midwest at (630) 230-0441.
In the good old days of the muscle cars, Chevrolet offered many of their cars with the SS package as an option. The SS, or Super Sport, option was available on muscle cars like the Camaro, Chevelle, Impala and Nova for that extra sporty look and ride.
Well now for 2016, Chevrolet has decided the SS needed a car all to its own, the Chevrolet SS. The SS is loaded with features, like a 6.2-liter V-8 with 415hp, six-speed manual or automatic, Brembo brakes, MacPherson struts and magnetic ride (standard).
As the SS’s of the past, this new SS may not be here for long, as GM has only stated that they will produce them through 2017 with no successor planned. Who knows, this may be the next collector car from GM. We will see in 40 years.
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Ed Welburn, General Motors’ head of global design, is retiring effective July 1. He will be succeeded by Australian Michael Simcoe, vice president of design at GM’s International Operations, who will begin taking over for Welburn on May 1.
GM’s Ed Welburn on Designing the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray 1
Working for GM is the only career that Welburn, who turned 65 in December, ever pursued. As an 11-year old boy growing up in Philadelphia, he wrote to GM seeking advice on how he could become a car designer. The letter was answered, and Welburn — just the sixth man to ever steer GM design — was on his way. He graduated from Howard University’s College of Fine Arts and started at GM in 1972 as an associate designer, becoming the company’s first African-American designer. Welburn’s GM career spanned 44 years.
Comments Off on A New Scam Sends Fake Traffic Tickets to Speeding Drivers and installs a virus on your computer.
Yahoo — You might want to think twice before opening up that email from your local police department.
A new scam posing as a speeding ticket has hit at least three residents in Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. The ticket arrives via email and contains a link that loads malicious code onto the user’s computer.
The scam prompted the local police department to issue an alert last week. The Simi Valley Police Department in California issued a warning about a similar type of scam on Monday.
What makes the scam particularly alarming is that the emails contain accurate traffic data, including street names, speed limits and actual driving speeds. The people who received the emails were actually speeding at the time and location noted in the scam emails. Since the emails contain legitimate information, people are tricked into thinking they’re genuine and are [...]