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Rick Seitz Contributor

Being into cars at a very early age, Rick has always preferred GM performance cars, and today's LS series engines just sealed the deal. When he's not busy running errands around town in his CTS-V, you can find him in the garage wrenching on his WS6 Trans Am, or at the local cruise spots in his Grand National.


The Camaro 1LE was built for the track right off of the showroom floor, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t improve upon it’s track prowess. Follow along as we install a Mantic dual disc clutch…

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When we went looking for a cat-back exhaust for our 1997 Corvette, we were blown away by the choices that were out there! The options seem limitless, but for a Corvette, we decided to give a call to the guys who are among the best for Corvettes in the industry – Mid America Motorworks!

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Now that the C5 Corvettes are aging, it’s becoming more and more common to have to replace cosmetic items on them to keep the cars looking fresh. Some of the common blows with aging cars include chips and swirl marks in the paint, cracks in the windshield, disintegrating weather seals, and worn interiors.

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We all would love to own a C6 ZR1. With 638 horsepower on tap, ranking among the highly coveted supercars in the world, it’s safe to say it should be on anybody’s short list of dream cars. Having said that, it would be hard for us not to drive it like we stole it…

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We have the official pricing for the European-spec C7, and it seems we don’t have it so bad, after all. According to the report we heard from our friends over at Car Scoops, the Stingray going to be sold in places like the UK and Germany can expect to pay as much as $96,000 (US). Yikes.

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We don’t even know where to begin with this one. We would rag on it for being a awful ’70s custom, but with a nose that’s clearly from a ’03-08 Pontiac Vibe, that’s obviously not the case. We have no clue why this ’79 Corvette received this treatment, or why anyone would do this to a Corvette.

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When the last fourth-gen Corvette rolled off the assembly line, Mid America Motorworks Chief Cheerleader Mike Yager was there not just to take possession of the car, but help put it together. Check out this vintage video…

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It started out in life as a typical, ’69 427/4-speed Corvette of an unknown hue, and at some point during either the Ford or Carter Administrations, went under the knife to become this creation you’re looking at here. But at this asking price, it better include some of the drugs involved in its creation…

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Here we have the answer to a question that literally nobody asked – what happens when you combine a Volkswagen Beetle body with C4 Corvette running gear. Thank you, Craigslist, for providing us with a chance to see Things that Should Not Be…

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Have you ever gone on Craigslist and asked yourself, “WTF am I looking at?” We have on many occasions, and today was no different. This morning while browsing for a potential new Corvette project car, we ran across this yellow C4 with a – get this – “mock rear engine” stuffed into what used to be the trunk.

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Wanna buy a Shala Vette kit car from the ’70s? It’s powered by a Porsche engine and still appears completely intact. For less than $10,000, you can have yourself a unique piece of history located in America’s heartland.

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Those mad scientists over at 510 Race Engineering are at it again – building some badass LSx-powered cars, and offering the aspiring hot shoe some of the most streetable, yet potent performance packages currently available on the aftermarket.

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Corvette owners are typically looked upon as the poser, mid-life crisis car guys who are simply out there trying to recapture whatever youth they still have left with an expensive sports car. Often, they are seen as the “lawn chair crowd.” But there’s a group of Corvette owners who are proving otherwise.

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Now that it’s become well known that there will be a fourth installment of Transformers franchise, details about some of the cars that we’ll be seeing in the next film are beginning to surface. Optimus Prime is getting a complete, customized makeover and we’ll be seeing at least two new characters, including a C7.

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What started out in mid-’80s with bolt-on performance parts for 3rd-Gen F-bodies, eventually evolved into building full-tilt tuner cars, like the Firebird Firehawk. Over the years, SLP has evolved into a performance parts supplier for a whole host of late-model American performance vehicles.

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Need some peace of mind to go with your cam swap? These spring kits were designed for the most aggressive LS camshafts available on the market.

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