So this weekend the Cavalcade of Customs was taking place so I went out and took some pics.
Now I have to admit I had never been before so I was not entirely sure what to expect except a convention center full of customs. The show had a little bit of everything and it was great to walk around and see all the cars shining in the spotlight. Many are old school like this ’39 Chevy
Some newer cars like this Nissan GT-R
And even some things that aren’t cars at all.
This was a great show that even featured a bit of the unusual like these two Mustangs. One a ’65 that has a 5.0L Coyote engine in it.
And another that is powered by an Evo engine.
Another oddity was a DeLorean that is powered by a 2JZ from a Supra.
Endurance was also represented at the show by a trio of cars. This Porsche 911,
An IS F,
And finally by this 850 BMW.
Staying with BMW there was also this nice E36 M3.
The Batmobiles also made an appearance at the show.
Overall it was a great showing of a lot of fantastic cars. I now know that I have missed quite an event in the past and I am already looking forward to next year.
To see the rest of the pictures I took check out this Imgur gallery: http://imgur.com/a/JrG2q
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In honor of the F1 race tomorrow here in an infographic released by Red Bull.
A Fiesta ST concept was seen at last years Los Angeles Auto Show and now according to Autoblog we have some stats. The new engine is a 1.6L 4-cylinder with EcoBoost giving the Fiesta 180hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. An improvement over the 120hp and 112 lb-ft of the base model. Also tuned from the original Fiesta is the suspension as well as all new brakes. Of course to go along with these new performance numbers is a new body kit and wheels. The body kit is said to be similar to that of the Ford World Rally Championship car. Look for this one in 2013.
So as a new face around here let me introduce my self. I’m Robert and I’ll be working on the blog here hoping to add more news and also plenty of features. I love cars and I love photography so naturally it’s great when these two loves meet. That is part of what I’ll be doing here is features on local cars that highlight the best that the scene has to offer. So that’s partly where I need your help if you have or know anyone that has a car that has been significantly tuned or is a rare exotic or classic I want to hear about and do a feature on it. I will need your help pointing me in the right direction so let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you all and possibly seeing you at events.
We knew it would be coming at some point and it seems that it is that much closer to reality.Today there have been pictures of Subaru testing a BRZ at the Nurburgring which clearly has STI logos on both the brake callipers and on the new wheel’s center caps. Also the car is sporting a new body kit. Perhaps an announcement at the approaching Detroit Auto Show in January? More pictures at the link.
During the unveiling of the Stout Racing Pirelli World Challenge Scion FR-S today at the 2012 SEMA Show, the folks at Scion had a surprise for everyone present.
Stout Racing announced that it is working with TRD to produce a supercharger kit for the hot FR-S, which will undoubtedly please all FR-S owners worldwide. Since the Stout Racing FR-S is competing in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS class, the TRD supercharger must be made available for the public in order for the race car to compete with it.
Unfortunately no specifications were released beyond that point, but the team is hoping to finish the R&D phase on the forced induction soon as it gets ready for the season opener on March 2013.
I left one huge surprise out of the previous Mid-Ohio post. I spotted a Ford prototype at the track. It is a Ford Focus RS and what looks to be a newer prototype of the 2015 version?
After the amount of work I’ve been doing on the site, putting in at the shop, and dealing with other aspects of my life, I needed a little bit of a cool down period. So, I went up to Lexington, Ohio to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the ALMS race this past Saturday.
It was an awesome time. I got there just as practice for ALMS began. It wasn’t anything too serious. However, the Indy Car practice was very cool to watch. This was my first time seeing any of the Indy cars in person and they do not disappoint. The aero is so different from Formula1 which I watch religiously. I’ve attached some pictures below. Feel free to link away to any of these.
This race was also the unveiling of Dodge SRT’s new 2013 Viper. The race cars and production car were both there. I’m still not sure what I think of them, but that new V8 sure does sound amazing!
I have followed rally over half my life at this point and I have always noticed the gap. This gap that puts many drivers wanting to get into rally in a tough financial predicament. This gap that makes it tough to get a career starting out in rally. Formula racing and regular road racing careers often start out in the much more affordable karting series. However, this has never existed for rally until today. Rhys Millen announced his latest project on facebook this morning: FormulaCross. I am a huge fan. The goal is for it to be a feeder series to help grow the professional rally series in the USA. Whether you like them or not, the latest batch of well known drivers and extreme sports athletes to experiment in rally have done a ton to help grow and save the rally scene in the USA. Check out the video:
FormulaCross The ATV Revolution Coming This Fall 2012 from FormulaCross on Vimeo.
According to the series’ website: http://www.formulacross.com , the cars are based around a Yamaha Raptor 450 ATV drive train and a custom tube chassis.
- Electric start
- Reverse gear*
- Disc brakes
- Bias adjustable brake system
- Dual master cylinders
- Sequential hand shift
- Front adjustable sway bar
- Wide track front A arms*
- Wide track rear axle*
- 12″ wheel travel*
- Tubular chassis with build it roll cage
- Ride height adjustable chassis
- Fiberglass racing seat
- Racing steering wheel
- Safety window net
73″ wheel base
111″ Overall length
495 lbs wet*
I cannot wait to see where this goes!