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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.


Angelyne, Los Angeles’ own living “Barbie doll” has become a West Coast icon because of her over-the-top facade, representative of the West Coast city itself. In our featured video, the real-life plastic doll dodges the nosy Paparazzi as she pays off a parking meter and loads up her notorious pink C6 ‘Vette.

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For those of you who have been following our coverage of Late Model Racecraft out of Houston, Texas, you already know of LMR and their forced-induction, high horsepower build tactics when it comes to everything late-model ‘Vette. LMR has done it again with their Edelbrock blown, “Twisted” C6.

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From Croatia’s Trash & Burn all-American car and bike show, we get our featured video that shows us what not to do with a late-model ‘Vette, especially in light of tire costs nowadays! Watch as these two goofballs tear it up in a red, ’86 ‘Vette on the Sveti Martin Tarmac and create a cloud of smoke doing it.

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Smoking a set of street tires at 125 MPH in third gear with a standing-mile time of 27.2 seconds at 212 MPH, Lingenfelter Engineering’s twin-turbo ’05 C6 has to be one of the world’s fastest late model ‘Vettes to ever run in standing-mile history. It’s a 200+ runner that is the apex of turbo ‘Vette performance.

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Since 2001, Victor Garcia and FG Supply of Los Angeles, California have contributed to a vast market in the world of large-scale, R/C racing. Our feature video is shot with a Sony A77 camera and captures a 34-inch, EVO-08 based C6R ‘Vette in action. The featured R/C ‘Vette is an example of FG’s 1:5 scale R/C cars.

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Late Model Racecraft of Houston, Texas has built, with help from GM’s Aero Lab, a twin-turbo Z06 that has been heralded as the World’s Fastest Corvette. This is because LMR has managed to pull 1600 horses from the late model ‘Vette, as seen in our featured video of the Z06 running all-out on a loaded chassis dyno.

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One of the ZR1 Corvette’s key features is its electronically-controlled, self adjusting suspension. It’s only a shame that such sophisticated, road handling technology can’t make up for too much driver error at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in Buttonwillow, California, as seen in our featured video!

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Earlier this month at the Del Mar Goodguys event, Troy Borgen and his ’69 Camaro made use of Centerforce’s dual disc, DYAD clutch system. This week, Ridetech’s Greg Schneider gives us a closer look at the new assembly, featuring a new drive pin system that assures input shaft contact with the clutch.

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Demon Fuel Systems have announced that the “Street Demon” carburetor will be re-released in its 625 and 725cfm variant. A mild street application that features a tube inlet and electric choke, the carburetor is engineered to run with cam durations of up to 220 degrees at 0.050-inch lift.

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A few weeks ago, Al Gamboa ran the best pass of the day at Dallas Raceway in Crandall, Texas. It became overcast, robbing Gamboa of traction and the opportunity to break his own 9.52 record in his ’04 Z06. But it was still a great time for Gamboa and his yellow ‘Vette at the track. Watch and see why!

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Comp Cams offers some very useful advice in cam installation and timing. Experts in performance camshafts, Comp lays out the timing process step by step to ensure you get your install right the first time. They recommend using Powerhouse Products’ timing kit and indicator when installing your next camshaft.

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The completion of GM’s 100 millionth small block this last November, a supercharged LS9, marks a milestone in the history of the Chevy V8. What do you think the future holds for the Chevy small block? Read on to find out what GM has planned for the next generation of small-blocks!

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The National Corvette Museum of Bowling Green, Kentucky is bringing back the opportunity for the “common folk” to win a 2012 ‘Vette, while simultaneously helping the NCM to fund their everyday operations.

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Multiple warning messages on the dashboard? Check! Driving with one hand, holding the camera with the other? Check! Broad daylight, lots of traffic around? Check! Good, clear shots of your own face and the speedo for the cops to use as evidence? Double check!

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Pace Performance is at it again. They’re not only offering up some of the industry’s finest parts and components but an all-new parts catalog for 2012! Pace has a selection of over 10,000 parts, which means that Pace Performance most likely has what you need, even for the most die-hard, GM motoring enthusiast.

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Late Model Racecraft, or LMR, out of Houston, Texas is currently offering a performance package for the ZR1 Corvette that brings GM’s blown, LS9-powered supercar to an astronomical 885bhp… Check out the “Reaper” ZR1 here.

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