This Turbo Diesel Nova Launches So Hard It Poops Itself A Little

Turbo diesel powered cars will always have a special place in my heart. One of my favorite cars from my past was a Peugot 505 Turbo Diesel with a stick. Sure it was dog slow off the line, but on the highway it shined. You could leave it in fifth gear and just tip your toe to pass cars effortless. Yes it was quirky and it died a painful death at the hands of the next owner (gas is bad for diesels, mmmkay). But I…

Cool Old Racing Film – 1957 Daytona Beach Measured Mile

Would you believe us if we told you that NASCAR was once involved in land speed racing? It’s true! In fact, NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) was the sanctioning body for the Daytona Beach Measured Mile for several years. Daytona beach had been the location for several land speed records starting back in 1927.  Anyone who has walked on the beach at Daytona can see how smooth and flat the area is, but it is nothing remotely like a paved surface. It…

1970 Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am Racer To Hit The Auction Block

Further acknowledging what we here at Motor City Muscle Cars have long known, American race cars are not only worth saving, but they are also a serious investment opportunity. Last year RM sold a 1965 Shelby GT350 R for just a touch under $1,000,000.00. That is some serious coin for a Mustang. And while this Boss 302 probably won’t bring that level of bidding right now, we think that sale may influence future sales of these vintage race cars. There is bound to be a…

Watch A 1968 Mustang Cobra Jet Launch Hard At The Strip!

There’s no denying we love old muscle & pony cars around here (hence the name of the site). But what we love even more are old pony  cars getting thrashed on the track. The driver of this 1968 Mustang Cobra Jet hits it hard on the launch and dribbles the front end a few times on the way to a  10.10 at 136 mph. We know a set of wheelie bars would upset the sleeper look, but we think the ‘chute on the back already…

Chevy Camaro and Corvette Star in “Transformers: Age of Extinction”

Chevrolet and a Camaro that converts into the iconic Bumblebee will once again turn heads when the Transformers movie franchise returns to screens around the globe in the upcoming “Transformers: Age of Extinction” from director Michael Bay, in theaters June 27.

Subaru WRX “Flat Out: The Full Lap” Isle of Man Record Video

FULL LAP IN CAR VIDEO OF ISLE OF MAN RECORD RUN WALKAROUND VIDEO OF RECORD-SETTING 2015 WRX STI ALSO RELEASED Cherry Hill, N.J. –  Subaru of America, Inc. has released “Flat Out: The Full Lap,” the in-car, full lap video of its record setting lap of the Isle of Man TT Course. Mark Higgins broke the lap record two weeks ago driving a new 2015 Subaru WRX STI on the treacherous 37-mile course with an average lap speed of 117.510 MPH and a time of 19 minutes…

Nissan Reveals 2020 Concept Car in Gran Turismo 6 Trailer

Nissan Creates virtual supercar to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the legendary Gran Turismo video game franchise. NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo hints at the future 2+2 virtual supercar with advanced aerodynamic body NASHVILLE. Tenn. – Nissan today lifts the virtual covers off the NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, a vision of what a high performance Nissan could look like in the future. It was created through close collaboration with the creators of Gran Turismo®, Polyphony Digital Inc., the legendary PlayStation® driving franchise. NISSAN…

IMSA Founder John Bishop Dead at Age of 87

DAYTONA BEACH,FLORIDA (June 6, 2014)– Sports car racing legend John Bishop, the visionary co-founder of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), died Thursday in San Rafael, Calif. due to complications from a recent illness. He was 87. Bishop co-founded IMSA in 1969 with his wife Peggy and Bill France Sr., after a surprise telephone “cold call” from France – also NASCAR’s founder – that resulted in a quick trip from Connecticut to Daytona Beach to discuss assembling a new sports car sanctioning organization in North…

2015 SUBARU WRX STI Sets Isle of Man Lap Record at 117.5 MPH

Douglas, Isle of Man –  Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that in a final timed run on the Isle of Man TT Course, Mark Higgins driving a 2015 Subaru WRX STI breaks his lap record of the fabled 37-mile course with an average lap speed of 117.510 and a time of 19 minutes and 15 seconds. In Higgins’ record lap earlier this week, several errors caused him to lose time and he was determined to get more out of car. This new lap record breaks…

Rusty Wallace NASCAR Driving Suit Stolen

NASCAR Hall of Famer’s son seeks help on Twitter The last fire suit Rusty Wallace wore in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series vehicle is considered stolen by the Wallace family, according to a tweet from Wallace’s son Greg. The white and blue Miller Lite fire suit is missing from the Team Penske shop, and Greg Wallace is offering a reward — and no questions asked — for its return.