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In this series, we swap out an anemic 350 for a Fast Times Motorworks built 383, featuring Edelbrock heads, a Comp roller cam, MSD Igntion, ARP hardware, Crane rockers, a Holley carb, Royal Purple fluids, and a bunch of other speed goodies.
By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
Last year, the Crazy Cruisers Car Club of Panama City, Florida, hosted their Fifth Annual National Collector Car Appreciation Day Show and Shine. The event once again included a visit from honorary member Russ Deane, SEMA’s General Counsel.
SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) councils have announced that the next "Collector Car Appreciation Day" will be celebrated July 10, 2015. The date marks the sixth consecutive commemoration in what has become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.
SEMA and its councils will once again seek a congressional resolution to recognize the day's significance. The industry endeavors to preserve our nation's automotive heritage while providing well-paying, high-skilled jobs nationwide. Intended to celebrate the classics of the past and the future, Collector Car Appreciation Day is a singular tribute to the collector-car industry and the millions of hobbyists it supports.
“The U.S. Senate helped launch Collector Car Appreciation Day by passing resolutions each year at our request,” said SEMA Vice President of Government Affairs Steve McDonald. “As we prepare for the sixth celebration of our nation’s automotive heritage, enthusiasts and related businesses are already planning open houses, car cruises, club gatherings and educational events to mark this annual commemoration. In fact, Collector Car Appreciation Day continues to take on a global character, with events held last year in the United States, Canada and Australia.”
The V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew has been hard at work on the 1966 Galaxie 7-Litre, and you can find the latest updates on this car in the V8 Forum! Be sure to register and post your comments on all the V8 project cars being restored or modified in the shop!
From the original Shelby Mustang GT350 to today's 1,000 horsepower GT500, Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, and the Ford Motor Company have defined high-performance with their Shelby Mustangs. Shelby built his Mustangs from 1965 until 1970, at a time when it seemed that the muscle car was a dying breed. Then an odd thing happened: people began to realize the classic nature of the car almost as soon as Shelby stopped building them. After a much-too-long hiatus, in 2006 Carroll Shelby was back with Ford and production of new Shelby Mustangs began for the first time in 36 years. Today, Shelby Mustangs of all eras remain at the top of almost every gearhead's list and with good reason-they are America's premier do-it-all pony car.
Shelby Mustang Fifty Years is a celebration of these magnificent machines and covers every iteration from the raw 1965 GT350s to today's Shelby 1000 monster and the men that made it all happen. Created in cooperation with the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust and officially licensed by Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., Shelby Mustang Fifty Years is lavishly illustrated with rare, historic photography and modern color images to chronicle the story of these amazing cars, from the initial collaboration with Ford to today's record-setting high-tech muscle cars.
The foreword and tribute to Carroll Shelby by the "Father of the Mustang" Lee Iacocca rounds out this love note to America's premier performance car. No Mustang fan will want to miss it.
Original Chevrolet big-block cars featuring the L89 aluminum head option are pretty rare, and the L89 display at the 2014 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals was outstanding! Here, we learn about them from Dan Vasic.
This 1969 Pontiac Firebird is a very unusual 'Bird being a prototype for the 1969 Pontiac Trans Am program. We learned the story at the 2014 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Rosemont, IL.
Holley is proud to announce that they are the official drag racing sponsor for the first of what is sure to become an annual event in Bowling Green, Kentucky; The Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals. The Tri-Five Nationals will be held at the historic Beech Bend Raceway, August 14-15, 2015. It is shaping up to possibly be the largest event ever for ‘55,’56, & ‘57 Chevrolets. The 1955 Chevrolet is one of the most iconic and sought after collector cars of all time, and 2015 is its 60th anniversary. The crew at Woody’s Hot Rodz in Bright, Indiana decided this landmark was worth celebrating and have organized this must-see event. “These cars have always been our passion, and since our entire business is now focused on remanufacturing all new '55-'57 Chevys, the time seemed right for a national event focused on Tri-Five Chevys”, said Chris Sondles, owner of Woody’s Hot Rodz.