Bloomington Gold is considered by many to be the granddaddy of Corvette shows. This longest-running national Corvette show is being held at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL, on June 23-26. That kind of status has not been achieved without continual improvement and the story for 2011 is no exception.
What kind of car the C7 Corvette will be is anybody’s guess, though according to GM’s top executive, the next ‘Vette will be “completely different.” Does that mean a mid-engine twin turbo V6?
by Lauren Hargrove on May 9, 2011
There were plenty of Corvettes for sale, and though some were outrageously priced, there were still deals to be had. The swap meet is a place where you can buy a car, pick up a few parts, learn the history of your new toy and possibly make a few new friends along the way.
by Don Roy on May 6, 2011
Fifty years ago, Alan Shepard became the first American in outer space. On his return from the fifteen and a half minute, sub-orbital trip, he got behind the wheel of another rocket – the Chevrolet Corvette. Since that day, the association of astronauts and Corvette sports cars has been tightly bound.
by Bobby Kimbrough on April 22, 2011
After an expansion of the shop facility, the powerTV garage gets a much needed upgrade with shop equipment from a company whose roots are in California. BendPak steps in with BendPack two post lift and Ranger tire service equipment.
by Don Roy on April 14, 2011
After running the longest race on the 2011 ALMS calendar, teams are gathered in Long Beach, CA, for the shortest. The action-packed West Coast weekend doesn’t leave a lot of time for newcomers to get used to the 11-turn, 1.968 mile temporary street circuit. Activities for the weekend begin at 7:15 AM Friday.
If you live in an area close to water, there can be times when the idea of an amphibious vehicle might make a degree of sense. In situations like that, you’ll likely turn to Watercar Inc., a company out of Fountain View, California, who have just the solution for you. Come and check it out.
by Robert Kibbe on March 9, 2011
Dr. Jamie Meyer could be considered the heart and soul of GM Performance Parts. He really is a medical Dr. by degree, specializing in cardiovascular research, but his passions for speed and 4-wheels caused him to take a career change into something he never expected.
by Gordon McDonald on February 11, 2011
Based on a jumble of video tapes that were recorded during the year, independent producer Patrick Gramm has been sorting the material and recreating one of the most comprehensive racing stories ever done. We tracked down the series producer, Patrick Gramm, and asked him about this project and what else is going on
by Bobby Kimbrough on November 23, 2010
Going against conventional wisdom or industry standards takes guts, and JE Pistons has that internal fortitude. JE Piston has done their homework and come up with an asymmetrical piston skirt design that provides the strength you need but reduces friction and weight for power and engine longevity.
by Bobby Kimbrough on November 12, 2010
Cirlcle track to street, Bilstein has a full arsenal of shock absorbers for every application. We checked out their armory at this year’s SEMA trade show and let’s just say; with weapons like this, you don’t want to go to war against them.
by Kevin Shaw on November 4, 2010
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.
by Bobby Kimbrough on November 2, 2010
MSD’s Power Grid takes the programmable ignition system to the next level. All this efficiency and MSD has added a little extra bite to the ignition control by powering the spark with 550 volts. The Grid incorporates an efficient 32 bit micro controller and an all new software program, called MSD View, and is USB
by Paul Huizenga on November 2, 2010
Yesterday, we gave you a sneak peek at GM’s new X-cars – track-prepared Corvettes and Camaros that bridge the ground between street-driven vehicles and purpose-built racecars. Today, we can show you all the details of these two drool-worthy concept vehicles.
This weekends Holley LS Fest kicked off on Friday afternoon following months of anticipation in the LS community,with the featured drag racing portion of the event, taking place on the fabled Beech Bend Raceway Park quarter mile with classes ranging from mild to wild.
by Paul Huizenga on September 15, 2010
Every racer wants an advantage. It’s in our very nature. Sometimes we overlook the simple stuff and the importance of what is fueling our race car. So what is the magic “rocket” fuel to launch you quicker and faster than the next guy to victory lane? What fuel is best for your hot street steed? Find out here.
Our Shop Dawg talks about his relationship with parts stores and the people that work there. If you’ve ever gotten the “what year, make and model” routine, or the wrong part from a parts store, you’re going to sympathize with our head mechanic.
by Mark Gearhart on June 10, 2010
With all the time and money we put into getting our rides to go faster, we sometimes overlook the importance of slowing them down, too. A car that won’t start is an inconvenience – one that won’t stop is a disaster.
by Kevin Shaw on June 10, 2010
Forgeline’s line-up of custom-built forged wheels makes it clear that they are passionate about cars. From pro-touring American classics to European exotics and endurance road race cars, that passion translates to manufacturing one of the highest-quality forged aluminum wheels on the market.
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When it comes to driving styles for enthusiasts on the road, there are two main types. There are those that run skinny tires up front and ultra wide drag radials in the rear for the maximum traction in a straight line with the least resistance. Then on the flip side are those that enjoy traction through turns.