In 2009, Motor Trend Magazine named the Nissan GT-R Car of the Year. Most people know the GT-R as "Godzilla" but MT named it ichiban, or "number one", after it beat out one of the toughest fields of competitors Motor Trend had ever tested! The GT-R went from 0-60mph in 3.3 seconds, does the quarter mile in just over 11 seconds, and tops out at 195mph. For most people, Godzilla's 480 twin turbo'd horsepower and performance would be plenty... This wasn't enough for North Carolina native, Josh. He found this completely stock 2009 GT-R online in Atlanta. Before long, Josh was sending it to DBR High Performance in Spring Hill, TN for an AMS Performance 850 Package! Josh was very impressed with the car but still wanted more...
The news of a huge sinkhole swallowing 8 Corvettes today at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY! It's a sad day but we chose to have some fun with it!
UPDATE 2/13/14: The National Corvette Restorers Society(NCRS) has released a statement saying that the cars will all be restored. Many will be restored by NCRS Members!
UPDATE 2/14/14: Chevrolet has stepped up and stated that they will help with the restoration of all of the cars damaged in the Sinkhole.
Update 2/28/14: The Corvette Museum is set to begin removal of the cars from the sinkhole next week, starting with the Blue Devil ZR1.
Update 3/3/14: The Corvette Museum removed the Blue Devil ZR1 and the damage is not too bad. The ZR1 fired up on its first try after removal. They also removed the Ruby Red Corvette and unfortunately it was not as lucky. It will be sent out to begin restoration immediately.
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the newly formed Viper Owners Association(VOA) of Illinois Winterfest Club meeting as a guest of Luddy's (a current SR Member as well as a current VOA member). Luddy had been asked to bring his 2004 Paxton Supercharged Viper to the banquet and put it on display. He asked me if I would trailer it to Rosemont in exchange for giving me the opportunity to attend the VOA Club Meeting and see what the club is all about. We delivered the Viper to the Crown Plaza Hotel in Rosemont late Friday evening and were greeted by a friendly group of members ready to help us unload and get Luddy's boosted Viper inside the hall! Once inside the hall I got a sneak peak at the Anodized Carbon Special Edition Viper you see on the left. This Viper is a limited production Viper GTS with a new Metallic Matte exterior...
Paul's GTO started out life as a typical 5.7L LS1 in Torrid Red with the Red Hot Interior but it didn't stay that way for long! Paul, aka "Shocker", was just learning to drive stick for the first time but that didn't stop him from beginning his quest to make this a 1 of a kind Goat. This GTO has a long list of custom mods but most notable is the 383 Stroker Motor making 440 rwhp and 436 rwtq!