$15,000 is an interesting price point if you’re looking for a solid muscle car. You can have most of the early-mid 2000’s contenders with reasonable miles on them, or you can have one of the newer 400+hp options with higher miles.
I’m more on the high performance side of things, rather than wanting a muscle car for the style just to cruise in. I do intend to do burnouts, I do intend to explore the car’s high speed capabilities, and I do expect it to handle corners competently. Also, there is no such thing as a muscle car with 4 or 6 cylinders, so 8 cylinders is a given here. Lastly, a manual transmission is a must for me. This is a car to be driven, not an outfit to wear.
I should also state up front that I am pretty much non-partisan when it comes to American Muscle cars or American car brands. I know there are those who live and die by Ford, GM, or Mopar, and for them the $15k choice is a lot simpler.
My top 3 options for a $15,000 muscle car are as follows…
Continue reading What American Muscle Car would I buy on a $15k budget?
Spotted in the parking lot of the Quail Lodge during Monterey Car Week.
The new-gen Chevrolet Camaro has been pretty damn impressive thus far. How does the most powerful ZL1 model improve it? And could the manual version be faster than the fancy new 10 speed automatic around a racetrack?
Now why wouldn’t you want your Vette to be a wagon?
Can a $40,000 V6 Camaro really take on the mighty BMW M2? Like, really?
We caught this crisp blue Camaro on our way out from the Scarsdale Concours. Gotta love the Z/28!
Chevrolet really needs to rekindle the flame of the charm they once had. Somewhere along the line they misplaced their sense of style, and ever since then most of their cars have been forgotten in a hurry.
Meanwhile, the classic Chevy Bel Air remains an icon of class and style for the automobile. Chevrolet’s product people need to spend more time around the older cars when looking for inspiration.
I still maintain, the C2 is still the best looking Corvette of all time. Something about those bold, creased lines.
Corvette vs Porsche 911, it’s been a rivalry for decades, even though the two price points often don’t overlap. This is all for bragging rights on the streets, and now the difference is bigger than ever. Can the new turbocharged 911 Carrera S beat out the new Corvette Gran Sport? And even if it can win, can the Porsche justify its $50,000 premium over the Vette?
First Class Fitment is always an entertaining show to shoot. Every car is different, special in its own way. It is a sea of automotive creativity, and this year was no exception.
Enjoy this first batch of photos!
Continue reading Highlights from First Class Fitment 2016, Gallery 1
We attended the Scarsdale Concours d’Elegance yesterday, and the turnout was great considering the iffy weather. This is a highlight reel, focusing on the details of the whole show. Look for individual galleries of many of these cars in the future. As you might imagine, the orange Porsche 918 Spyder above was the center of attention. Also, that American Flag Stingray is the car from the movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
Turnout to the show was a little light this year, but the cars present were all of staggering quality. It figures that the people who really want to be at the show would also have the best stuff.
Enjoy the gallery!
Continue reading Highlights from the Scarsdale Concours d’Elegance
According to the salesman at your local Chevrolet dealer, this car officially does not exist. Of course, if you asked the right questions and greased the right palms, anything was possible back in 1969. According to the options lists, a Camaro could not be sold with any engine larger than 400 cubic inches. But, thanks to the Central Office Production Order system, anything was possible back in the day. The result was this monster, the COPO Camaro, as it came to be known. Continue reading 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 427 COPO at the Lime Rock Concours