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Kevin Shaw Freelance Writer

Kevin Shaw is a self-proclaimed "muscle car purist," preferring solid-lifter camshafts and mechanical double-pumpers over computer-controlled fuel injection and force-feeding power-adders. If you like dirt-under-your-fingernails tech and real street driven content, this is your guy.


The devil’s in the details, they say. And nowhere is that more true that with the addition of what could be considered the most innocuous performance-enhancing part out there, a K&N Filter. It’s hard to tell by just looking at your cold air kit, but there’s a whole lot of technology, research and development.

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The devil’s in the details, they say. And nowhere is that more true that with the addition of what could be considered the most innocuous performance-enhancing part out there, a K&N Filter. It’s hard to tell by just looking at your cold air kit, but there’s a whole lot of technology, research and development.

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Wheels, wheels and more wheels. That’s the hard part about SEMA. Heck, there’s a complete section of the SEMA dedicated to wheels and tires. Of course, Wheel Vintiques makes their own rims, beauty caps and trim rings, so every part of these wheels are guaranteed to share the same level of quality.

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Alston’s got some seriously cool stuff to check out. Developing a four-way adjustable Varishock, the coil-over features independent valving for high and low speed bump and rebound. Moreover, the coil-over is also available with a remote reservoir.

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There’s little argument that Auto Meter is one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of precision automotive instrumentation. So when enough enthusiasts voice interest in a particular style, you can surely bet that Auto Meter will not only deliver, but do so in spades.

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Surf City Garage is one of the fastest-growing detailing products manufacturer in the industry. Of course, The Works kit only scratches the surface (so to speak!). Surf City Garage has a massive array of detailing products to give your ride the best shine.

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Coined as the “Ultimate Online Car Show Community” contest, the winner of the Winning Ride will have his or her hand-built machine at Auto Meter’s booth at SEMA in 2011. Be it a custom sled, a hot rod, a classic muscle car, a truck, an import, a sportscar or a van (gasp!), all entries are welcomed.

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So, it’s little wonder that Edelbrock lives up to it’s “most trusted name in the industry” moto. With the introduction of its new performance lubricants line, Edelbrock is quickly becoming the one-stop shop for all of your high performance needs.

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STS perfected their turbo package for not only the LS-powered GMs, but also the V6s! With a single turbocharger spinning this 1-out-of-50 Hurst-Equipped Camaros, STS was able to improve the pony car’s output by 40% while amazingly improving its emissions by a staggering 80%!

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Jerry couldn’t leave the 505-horsepower output alone and opted for a bevvy of go-fast goodies. Jerry whetted his appetite for single-digit passes with a Vortech T Trim supercharger compressing the stock LS7 bottom end to the tune of a 9.54-second pass.

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All contestants need to do is submit a short YouTube video showing off your ride and your ride’s exhaust. Obviously points for creativity will be awarded for your sub-3 minute video.

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The Walmart suffered little damage, though Sloan and Denise were taken to the hospital for pain treatment while the Corvette suffered “moderate to major” damage in the accident, according to Krewson. Police do not know how fast the ‘Vette was going to launch it up the curb and half-way up the wall.

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Much more than just another pretty paint job, this custom Corvette was produced early in the 2008 model year given its VIN# 1957. Moreover, with just 27,000 miles on the odometer, this machine is as clean as they come.

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GM commemorated the end of the super-successful GT1 reign with the ’09 ALMS GT1 Championship Edition. 600 of the GT1 Championship Edition Corvettes were planned, but the financial blowout resulted in only 125 of the commemorative Corvettes being built.

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Low 13’s are quick, but quick enough to beat the ZR-1? Not likely. The Corvette driver clearly bogged down on the launch, and the van’s all-wheel drive may have helped it out of the hole. Then again, in the second video, the van lines up, again, with the supposed ZR-1, and beats it, again.

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While we don’t like to take pleasure in anybody’s misfortune, we do have to giggle a bit when we watch people make complete fools out of themselves in an effort to look cool. Too many times have trips to the emergency room followed the faithful words, “Dude, watch this!”

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