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Salvatore Alaimo Freelance Contributor

After graduating from California State University, Northridge, California, Sal Alaimo Jr. has continued with his passion of the automotive industry. Alaimo's been an auto enthusiast since his early years, and grew up learning about cars from his father, Sal Alaimo Sr. If its got a set of fat rear tires and 8-cylinders, Alaimo Jr. is all for it. Today, Alaimo Jr. brings with him a pool of enthusiasm and pride as a contributing freelance writer for Chevy Hardcore.


Smoky, sliding drifts are usually the specialty of the pursued, not the pursuer. But in this video, we see the status quo reversed a couple of times as a “police” Crown Vic and a C6 do drift battle…

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Don’t cry as you watch our featured video, but do watch and be aware that this is the kind of carnage that can be done to a C6 when the owner in question just has too much time on their hands. LG Motorsports built this 793-horse Z06 belonging to Koby Kearney, and it’s tearing it up inside the warehouse!

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With their cutting-edge combination of CAD design and in-house fabrication, Street Shop Inc of Athens, Alabama has managed to build old Vettes that drive like new, perhaps even much better. This is because their advanced chassis design allows for the use of C4 and C6 suspension on all ’53-82 models.

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It’s pretty hard for something as small as a rice-burning Civic to beat a Z06 in the quarter, even with the best of forced induction. But what happens when that Z06 is piloted by a driver with more money than skill? Better be ready to dive out of the way if you’re a spectator…

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Neil Armstrong’s ’67 Vette wasn’t much more than an odd item on the eBay auction block until the American space legend passed away this month. Now with his passing, there has been a renewed interest in the car, which was in storage from 1981 until February of this year, and it’s currently on the market.

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Recent Empire State Building shooter, Jeffrey T. Johnson, who shot his former boss from Hazan Imports was apparently an eccentric car artist who displayed his works online during his spare time. One of his most striking works was a rear-quarter shot of a ’63 split-window, along with a ’57 post sedan.

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RK Motors of Charlotte has experienced pro-touring ‘Vette success during the month of August, but their latest C1 build is the pinnacle of what they can do when they really decide to get resourceful. Powered by an LS7 chasing a T56 gearbox, their metallic grey ’59 is nothing short of fast and sophisticated!

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Ever wonder what it’s like to race your favorite sports car out on the track? Now pro ‘Vette racer Ron Fellows is giving enthusiasts the chance to win one of two three-day racing packages at his own performance driving school at the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada.

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Road America has been part of Corvette’s history and development since the Elkart Lake, Wisconsin track first opened in 1955. Later this month, they are scheduled to host the second annual Corvette World Tribute that will celebrate 60 years of the ‘Vette’s legacy with slalom racing, a show and a road rally.

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Joe Smiley of Hamilton, Ontario build his “Canal Rat” C3 from a Welland Canal salvage that had been bathed in silt and water over the course of an entire winter during the late ’70s, leaving the car’s body almost completely destroyed. Smiley bought the car and had it dialed-in for road racing by 1979.

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Amateur filmmaker Natalie Kloster and her dad, James present to us a small piece of still-shot animation that proves to all of us that Angelyne really isn’t the strangest celebrity to ever sport a pink ‘Vette. Watch as “Michael Jackson” and an unusual passenger take a road trip in Jacko’s ‘Vette to the Amazon!

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The Karr family of Atlanta, Georgia sticks together in their performance build projects, and our featured video is of father and son duo, Dave and Steve, fine-tuning a 350 out of a ’69 ‘Vette that Dave and his wife, Tiffany bought last September. It’s a cool way to meet your neighbors, that’s for sure!

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Previously, LMR of Houston squeezed 591 horses from their “Twisted” C6. This time they’ve raised the bar a notch with their nitrous-fed, “Punisher” powered by a 440-cube LS7 that’s capable of cranking 904 horses on nitrous. The ‘Vette also utilizes a set of “Stage 3″ heads with an LSX-spec COMP cam.

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Livernois Motorsports of Dearborn Heights, Michigan managed to squeeze 729 rear-wheel horsepower using a 100-shot of nitrous and a complete LS7 performance build that’s part of what they call their “Stage 3″ conversion. Watch as their Z06 runs a 9.51 pass at 148 miles per hour!

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The “Supernova” ’64 ‘Vette that took SCCA racer Bill Jobe to many a track victory during the 1971-72 race season is headed up for bid at the Russo and Steele Auction in Monterey, California. It sat in a garage for over 25 years, and still has its original Traco Engineering motor intact.

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San Diego’s ABC10 and Preston Phillips have reported that a man driving a 5th-Gen Z06 in the College Area crashed and flipped the car completely on its back, busting a fire hydrant and leaving behind a trail of rocks and debris. Several residents witnessed the crash and took pictures of the horrific scene.

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