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  • GM announces 2014 Corvette Stingray- Better than the original?

    Automotive blogs have been buzzing this weekend after GM debuted the new 2014 Corvette Stingray at the Detroit Auto Show. This car has all the ingredients that Corvette fans have come to expect; great looks, effective aerodynamics, amazing handling, and a big engine. Designers have really outdone themselves this time with an edgy look that has hints of Italian sports car styling to it.

    2014 Corvette Stingray

    2014 Corvette Stingray

    This new model dons the iconic "Stingray" title that was first introduced in 1963. The original Stingrays have now become one of the most sought after Corvettes in the collector car and restoration world. We're a bit biased, but when we heard the Stingray name was brought back we were a bit skeptical. How much could a modern sports car have in common with the original from the 60's? After seeing the shot of the back end of the car, my tune was changed a little. It doesn't have the iconic split back window that makes them so sought after, but it does have a similar look if you squint your eyes just right. We can definitely see that GM designers had some old photos of a split window Stingray in front of them when doing their initial sketches, but it's hard to modernize an iconic classic.

    1963 Corvette Stingray

    The base model engine in the new C7 Corvettes boast the largest to ever come standard in a Corvette; a 6.2L Small Block Chevy V8 producing 450 Horsepower and 450 Torque. Corvette fans can always count on a big engine and lots of power..well sometimes. What we mean is, GM has now made cylinder deactivation standard on ALL Corvette models (including the manual transmission!). Now when you're cruising at low engine loads it will drop out 4 of the 8 cylinders. This is great for fuel economy (26-MPG highway), but bad for anyone that wants the growl of a V8 at all times. GM has even come up with a multi-valve exhaust system to tame the noise even further during four cylinder cruising. We know that MPG rules the new car market, but we didn't think it would start hitting the sports car world! I can't wait for the automotive tuning world to get ahold of the new Stingray and give owners the option to leave the exhaust open at all times and run with full power when they want!

    2014 Corvette Exhaust

    Did you miss the reveal and want to see what all the hype is about? Check out the virtual debut on the Chevrolet website here: http://www.chevrolet.com/new-2014-corvette/

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  • Jay Leno talks classic cars and more

    You know Jay Leno as the very funny host of NBC's "Tonight" Show, but did you know he's a classic car buff too? Jay hosts a web site called "Jay Leno's Garage", and has even included Eastwood automotive restoration products in a few videos, one of which you can watch here, and another here.

    You'll really enjoy viewing his engaging videos, reading the articles, and seeing the photos you'll find at JayLenosGarage.com. The videos are a special treat, because Jay is quite knowledgeable about cars and restoration, having restored classics and purchased collectible cars for several years. Add in his humor and you can see why you'll be thoroughly entertained.

    To enjoy any of his short videos about a wide variety of classic collectible cars (10-20 minutes each), click here.

    It's a whole new side to Jay Leno that you may not have known about! So do yourself a favor and let Jay take you along for the ride.

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  • Winfield Chop Shop Tour Houston, TX - Part 2

    After the seam was welded, Gene and the crew went ahead and made a new panel for the one rear corner to make it all fit seamlessly. He used Eastwood Plastic Metal Shaping Hammers and Sandbag to form the panel and get the rough shape that was needed to fit the roof.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • Eastwood tools to be used in Gene Winfield Chop Shop Tour- Stop 1 Houston, TX Autorama

    This year at SEMA 2012 we were running around shooting some of our favorite show vehicles of the week. I happened to run into Gene Winfield as he was debuting his 2nd rendition of his custom Ford he calls the "Pacifica". We did a nice interview with Gene (check it out below!) to find out about the truck and also hear about what he's up to in the future. He told us about an exciting tour he was starting shortly after SEMA with Championship Auto Shows called the "Gene Winfield Chop Shop".   Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • I Say, Old Chap, Would You Care To Host Your Own Car Restoration Programme?

    Time to dream! Your road to fame and fortune runs through London! Here's a thought-provoking nugget I found on the carenthusiast.co.uk blog...

    A UK television production company, Betty, is looking for two presenters and a team of mechanics to host a new car programme.

    The programme will feature the two presenters traveling across the globe to find rare and rundown classic cars, bringing them back to the UK and restoring them to their former glory. The hosts will also look into the history of the models, speaking to various enthusiasts, designers and production workers along the way. According to Betty, the new show will be "nostalgic and inspirational", and will aim to deliver "retro cars in an aspirational light."

    They're looking for two people who ideally have an expert knowledge of car restoration, are passionate about the history of cars, and have big personalities who can bring the show to life. So, if you think you meet the above criteria and fancy a career in television, contact the producers:

    Development Producer
    Betty
    The Heal's Building
    8 Alfred Mews
    London, W1T 7AA
    United Kingdom
    Phone: 0207 2900660

    Click here for "Betty" website

    Well, at least you can dream.

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