It’s finally happened! To many car enthusiasts chagrin, Chevrolet has decided to put the 2020 Camaro on a front wheel drive, hybrid platform. In a co-sponsored project with Kia, the new Camaro will shift it’s image to a sporty but fuel efficient theme. This new move is driven by increasingly tougher governmental standards resulting in very stiff Gas Guzzler taxes on many performance models. GM has decided to reserve these Gas Guzzler taxes only for their line of trucks and the Corvette….
I am forwarding this letter from Rich Budd of Minisink Valley Middle School. Rich is seeking participation for the Chris Corwin Scholarship Car Show. Please read his letter below and share this with your club membership.
My name is Rich Budd and I am a Technology Teacher at Minisink Valley Middle School. I am contacting you regarding an upcoming car show at Minisink Valley to benefit the Chris Corwin Scholarship Fund. …
This is a stunning example of Colonnade era GM A-body. Removing the front bumper was a very nice touch and gave it a bit of a 2nd gen Camaro look… hence the title of this blog post.
This car is really done well from the subtle modifications to the LS drivetrain with manual transmission to the perfect stance. Of the Colonnade cars I probably like the Oldsmobiles the most. I would love to own one like this one. It’s roomy, it handles, it accelerates, it looks good and it’s somewhat unique. You just don’t see many of these at car shows.
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NorthSouth Productions has contacted Rubber Hits The Road to help them find certified driving instructors with big personalities for a reality TV show. …
The Bel Air was now a reasonably reliable vehicle albeit with a slightly inconsistent brake pedal. So what to do next? Upgrade the drivetrain? Convert to manual transmission? Posi-rear? Nope! Not yet.
The brakes were next. Skipping the brakes and moving on to the drivetrain would be like …
Selling a used car is a real pain. Whether it’s a classic or not, there are challenges to the process:
- What is it worth? How should you price it?
- Where is the best place to advertise it?
- Are you good at writing ads? Yes, it matters…
- Do you know how to screen the calls?
I’ve recently found a resource for this who specializes in classic cars and other special interest vehicles. His name is David Brill and he is the Auto Archeologist….
If you’re in a Long Island based car club (or from Queens & Brooklyn) you should get to know the Long Island Car Club Council. The LICCC was formed around 1990. It was formed initially for the purpose of avoiding conflicts of car club sponsored shows on the same dates in the same area. As the hobby has grown on Long Island, the Council has also created the opportunity for the 60 plus car clubs to support each other’s events and even collaborate on combined events….
Steve Dewey has reached out to us to see if we can find the owner of this awesome car dipped in some type of candy red. Steve met the owner at the ADK Nationals in Lake George this past September but neglected to get his information.
Don’t let this be “the one that got away” for Steve. If you know the owner please have him contact us and we’ll connect him with Steve.
Email us at dvisaggi@RubberHitsTheRoad.INFO.
When putting your car back together, whether you’re a restorationist or a hot rodder, invariably you need some very specific hardware from time to time. Where do you find this stuff for a 50 plus year old car?
I came across a source today as I was searching for OEM style electrical connectors for behind my Bel Air’s starter switch (where the key goes). I thought many of you would benefit from this resource so I’m sharing the website here.
If you buy from them, let us know how it works for you.