Tag Archives: Camaro

    • America's 5 Greatest Muscle Cars...Do You Agree?

      1970 Dodge Charger

      You know how it is when you're at a car show...you're shooting the bull with the boys when the discussion gets around to muscle cars. Everyone's got an opinion on what the top American muscle cars are, and each muscle car fan has his or her own "list".

      But I came across this list on the SenseTheCar.com blog, and to me it's hard to argue with the choices (as long as it's not listed in any particular order!).

      The cars are listed below. If you disagree, feel free to give us your list in the comments section below.

      Dodge Charger
      Immortalized forever as the "General Lee" in the TV show, "The Dukes of Hazzard".

      Pontiac GTO
      "Critics in its day pointed out the sluggish steering, sparse interior and unsteady brakes, but once the GTO hit a straight line, it blew its competition out of the water."

      Chevrolet Chevelle
      "...in 1970, Chevrolet released a bombshell with the Chevelle SS and its jaw-dropping 450-horsepower engine."

      Chevrolet Camaro
      "One of the longest-lived muscle car models, thanks to its persistent popularity."

      Ford Mustang
      "The most successful muscle car of all time...synonymous with the kind of raw power and thrills the world expects from a brilliant piece of American engineering."

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    • SEMA 2012- Eastwood Company Part 3 Coverage

      Traditionally a lot of show cars, especially SEMA cars were known to be mostly all "show" and not a car you could drive on the street or the track. Many people even joke that these cars never see the road and are even pushed on and off the trailer (some still are but we won't point fingers!). For instance if it was a paint company they would have a stock car with beautiful paint and shiny wheels.. but underneath and inside nothing was done to enhance the car, while speed parts companies had cars that had a insane engine in a car that didn't run or couldn't even drive.. all ends of spectrums had cars that showed off their specific niche, but few had the "complete" package.

      These days the overall quality of show cars has risen and many of the cars are streetable-borderline race cars with a show car exterior and interior. It isn't uncommon to see a muscle car with the full suspension, wheel and tire combo, and big brakes to allow it to go around a road course as fast as an Italian sports car. It's quite mind-blowing when you look at how much fabrication, engineering, and design work has gone into these cars to allow them to be winners on the show field AND monsters on the track. The buzz term these days seems to be "Pro-Touring". Many classic cars are themed this way.. but I mean who wouldn't want the best of everything!

      Here's another batch of show vehicles from SEMA. Stay tuned as we dig through more pictures and video!

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    • SEMA 2012- Eastwood Company Part 1 Coverage

      Today is the first official day of the 2012 SEMA Show and we are as excited as ever. Walking through the first few rows of the hottest cars, trucks and bikes tell us that the automotive hobby is as strong as ever. We spent day one walking around spotting out some of the top cars at the show. Some exciting rides are here from the best car builders in the world. We go the pleasure of getting some first glimpses of Kevin Tetz's Project "Jaded" Mustang. This thing is oozing Eastwood products and we're excited to see it in the metal!

      This year the hot new trend seems to be large oversized wheels on custom classic cars and trucks. We're still on the fence with the look of the vehicles with such large wheels.. but you can't deny they stand out!

      Also the '40 Ford; built for the 2012 Street Rodder Road Tour is on display in the Ford Booth and we're thrilled to see a car built with Eastwood tools to be on such a main stage! We'll be doing an interview with Troy Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods later this week to get some insight on how they utilized some of products to build the '40.

      Day 2 is already upon us and we're out there searching for the best rides to showcase for YOU. If there's anything you want to see, drop us a line and we'll try and seek one out! Make sure you check out the full feed from the show with updates hourly at www.eastwood.com . We promise you'll feel like you're almost right there walking the show with us!

      -Matt/EW

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    • Eastwood SEMA 2011 Day Five

      Today was the last day of the show and we were still spotting cars we hadn't seen! Some of the most interesting cars we spotted included a modern "Goat" made out of one of the new Chevy Camaros. Our Facebook fans had mixed feelings on it, but overall we think it was pretty "neat"!

      We had a great time and have a ton of footage to edit and post from the show, so watch this space and our Facebook page for the footage we will be posting in the upcoming weeks. Thanks for watching!

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    • 2011 Eastwood Vegas Dream Ride Contest Winner!

      Thanks to all for the amazing response to this year's contest, and we want to all congratulate Ed S. from Ohio. He is the 2011 winner of our Vegas Dream Ride Contest. I chatted with Ed quickly the other night and he is really excited! Here is a little background on his story.

      Ed has been a gearhead since before he could drive, one of his fondest moments was helping his dad do brakes on the family's 68 Camaro, we'd say that's a great start! By 17 he had a motorcycle underneath him, and he has never turned back. He has a 68 Camaro, 76 CJ7, and 72 Beetle restorations under his belt, so we'd say he is definitely "one of us"! Ed found out about our contest after purchasing an Eastwood Soda Blaster for his 1984 Harley FLTC Fire-resto project. Since then he has blasted the frame and made use of his large oven at work and our Powder Coating Supplies to get a jump start on his project.

      He will have to take a short break from working on his project to come to SEMA for a few days and hang out with the Eastwood crew, go out on the town in Las vegas, and most importantly, drive a bunch of super cars on the Las Vegas Speedway! Check out our live feed on Eastwood.com for pictures, interviews, and a taste of Ed's Dream Ride experience!

      -Matt/EW

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