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This 8-second, sixth-gen Camaro could very soon be the fastest of its kind in the country

This 8-second, sixth-gen Camaro could very soon be the fastest of its kind in the country

Jesse Kiser

What exactly qualifies as stock when chasing a record? Is it still considered stock if it features the original floorpans and quarter-panels but is fitted with a rollcage? If it's a stock block, crank, and displaces the original 6.2 liters, is it really stock when it's filled with forged rods and custom pistons? This "stock" '16 Camaro is third fastest in the country, and aiming for the top spot. Steven Rankins, the owner and operator of 42 Autosports, is known for imports and road course racing. He's also a car nerd. He studies his material thoroughly and doesn't make an upgrade without extensively testing its result. His infectious excitement for racing influences those around him.

"The engineering challenges are exciting," said Steven about his journey of bringing one of the first sixth-gen Camaros into the 8s. This Camaro makes 1,238 hp and 968 lb-ft of torque to the wheels, which is impressive considering it's running Sheet's gas station E85, "the finest race fuel you can find for under $3 a gallon."

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The Saga of the Sonny & Cher Mustangs

The Saga of the Sonny & Cher Mustangs

Matt Stone5/14/2018

 

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26th Annual Mooneyes Hot Rod Custom Show in Japan

26th Annual Mooneyes Hot Rod Custom Show in Japan

Andy Meeh4/30/2018

The 26th Annual Mooneyes Hot Rod Custom Show took place this past December at the Pacifico Yokohama convention center way over in Yokohama, Japan. It is the largest indoor custom car and motorcycle show in the country and comes complete with a swap meet and vendor spaces, live bands, a custom paint contest, and a pinstriper’s gathering—all in a one-day show.

© Andy Meeh Mooneyes Hot Rod Custom Show Chevrolet

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The Edelbrock Car Show 2018

The Edelbrock Car Show 2018

Rob Kinnan3 days ago

Saturday, May 5, 2018 was the occasion for the 13th time when Edelbrock, its employees, and the SouthBay Mustang Owners (SBMO) club put on the Edelbrock Car Show. The official location is Edelbrock's Distribution Center in Torrance, CA, which used to be "Vic's Toy Barn" that housed Vic Edelbrock's collection of historic personal and race cars. When Vic passed away last year, the building was turned into the distribution center but remains the home of the annual car show.

Participants were invited to come out and enjoy a day of hot rods, great food, live entertainment, and a great time with fellow automotive enthusiasts. All makes and models are welcome at this show, which runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Oh yeah, spectators' entry is completely free, and there are shop tours of Edelbrock's corporate headquarters and manufacturing buildings all day.

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Camaro Con 2 in Promenade Temecula Was a Camaro Haven

Camaro Con 2 in Promenade Temecula Was a Camaro Haven

Tony Huntimer5/6/2018

 

When we arrived at Camaro Con 2, it was like a scene right out of the Fast and Furious movie franchise—cars parked with the hoods popped, along with some cammed LS-motivated cars surging around the aisles looking for a quality parking spot. Yoked-out dudes and hot girls in short-shorts were walking around as well. So how is this event different from any other event? These were all Camaros (and a few Firebirds), and about 800 of them converged at the Promenade Temecula on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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