Category Archives: Misc

CIW 2014 year in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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C.I.W. 2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,600 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Turkey Fryer

. . . Cool way to cook a turkey, but I think it would be too smoky. 🙂

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How To: Beat Launch Control in an SRT Viper GTS

Here’s  how the SRT Viper’s launch control system works, and how to beat it for even faster acceleration runs. . . .  

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Jay Leno’s Garage: Spray-On Chrome

Restoring a classic car, and don’t know how you’re going to deal with pitted, worn-out chrome? Check out Chrome Solutions’ environmentally safe, three-step process. Before you know it, you’ll be chroming everything in your garage – it’s a snap!

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Closing Day of Auction in Scottsdale

Well its been a long weekend of watching collector cars go by the auction block and the auctioneer bang their gavel. I commend the auctioneer, for a long and tiring weekend they must endure. After Saturday’s record-setting day, I am … Continue reading

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Charity Collector Cars Raise Lots At Barrett-Jackson Auction On Friday

The top Cars for charity at Barrett-Jackson raised lots of money for charity, including a Barrett-Jackson edition Shelby GT. 2013 SHELBY GT500 FASTBACK – This was created to raise awareness and benefit the Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute … Continue reading

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1400 Horsepower AMS Performance Alpha 12 Nissan GT-R

The AMS Performance Alpha 12 Nissan GT-R is the 1400-horsepower answer to the docile 545-horsepower standard Nissan GT-R. We take the tuned Godzilla to Willow Springs Raceway on the latest episode of Car and Driver: Tested. View the original article … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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First Look: Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition

AUTO SHOWS:  The current C6-generation Corvette has had a good, long run and as a fond farewell, Chevy has developed the Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition. The 2013 Corvette marks the 60th anniversary of the Corvette nameplate and the final … Continue reading

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540ci, 850hp, All-Aluminum Big-Block Chevy – Horsepower!

With the Pro Touring push on these days, it’s refreshing that not everyone has decided to take the plunge. Sometimes you just have to subscribe to a little wretched excess. That’s Rich Blakely’s approach. The car was an original ’65 … Continue reading

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Chevy Corvette Z06 Centennial goes head-to-head with Cadillac CTS-V Coupe in Burnout Super Test

One rear-drive coupe with over 500 horsepower would be enough for most automakers. But not General Motors. The biggest of the Detroit automakers just couldn’t get by with what some rivals would put on a showroom turntable with more flood-lights … Continue reading

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Barrett-Jackson 2012: First 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible sells for $600,000

Earlier this week we showed you the recently-unveiled 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible at Barrett-Jackson. Chevrolet didn’t just bring the car to display, though, and announced that it would be auctioning the very first production example for charity. There was … Continue reading

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2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

Imported From Detroit And Then Some To the average driver, the term “horsepower” has, for all intents and purposes, no meaning whatsoever. Not surprising, really, as there isn’t any single established explanation, at least not a good one, as to … Continue reading

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SMS Supercars unveils 620 Camaro, auctions first example for charity at Barrett-Jackson

When Steve Saleen launched his new company, SMS Supercars, back in 2008, he announced that he would be expanding his portfolio of vehicles to include the muscle car offerings from Chevrolet and Dodge. First up was the 570 and 570X … Continue reading

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