For the past ten years, the folks at Dream Giveaway Garage have been granting gearhead wishes while providing much needed relief for a variety of charities. In that time, Dream Garage Giveaway has handed out no fewer than 42 gobsmacking prize packages to regular guys like us. If you’ve seen the ads, you may have wondered how all this works. It starts with a core group of car nuts who have been part of the aftermarket industry for years. Their Clearwater, FL-based headquarters is home to not only their charity operation and vehicle photo studio, but a well-stocked garage any gearhead would be proud to own.If you had to boil it down to one idea, Dreamcar Giveaway Garage is essentially a building full of muscle car maniacs with a heart of gold. They get to buy, design, build, test, and then give away the cars they love to play with, then pay the rest forward to charities like New Beginning Children’s Homes, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Honor Flight of West Central Florida, … [Read more...] about Forget Powerball. Win This Pair Of Challengers & $45k Cash!
The Vios Challenge, which is part of the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) festival, will be heading to Johor next week for the series’ third round. The event will be held at Medini City, Iskandar Puteri from January 19-20. The first race was in Batu Kawan (Penang) in August, followed by the second round in MAEPS (Klang Valley) in November. We’re now entering into the second half of the series, but with plenty of points still up for grabs and no runaway leader in sight, the racing will be fierce. By nature of its street racing format where each circuit layout is completely new to every driver, and the fact that each Toyota Vios race car is built equal, drivers have only their skills and bravery gain an advantage. As a result, there has been no shortage of door-to-door racing and heart-stopping moments even.“When we created the Vios Challenge, we expected to develop the level of competition gradually but as we’ve witnessed from the very first race in Batu Kawan, … [Read more...] about The Vios Challenge heads to Johor – Jan 19-20, Medini
Thrustmaster has shown off the first new sim racing hardware of 2018. Say hello to the TS-PC Racer Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition.It’s the latest in a string of Prancing Horse-branded items from the company. At the beginning of December, Thrustmaster took the wraps off the tasty 250 GTO add-on wheel. Shortly after—and at the other end of the price spectrum—it showed the T80 Ferrari 488 Edition to the world.As the name implies, the 488 CE is based off the unit found in the latest one-make series from Ferrari. It’s a nine-tenths scale model, clocking in at 12.6″ across. With hand-stitched Alcantara wrapping the rim, the face houses no less than 25 programmable buttons. For maximum accuracy, they’re all accurately labelled, though sadly we don’t think the wheel can actually provide a drink (yet).A keen eye will notice the LED rev lights punctuating the top of the wheel plate. This marks a first for a Thrustmaster product.The base is the same as the … [Read more...] about Thrustmaster Reveals Ferrari 488 Challenge TS-PC Racer Wheel Base
Bill Marsh Chrysler in Traverse City, Michigan, will sell a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon for a dollar less than its $86,090 sticker price on Wednesday, Jan. 10. The catch? You'll have to bid for the opportunity to buy it for that price -- but in this case, it's for charity, so everyone wins. The auction starts at 6 p.m.“This is a car that, in the open market, would go for many thousands above sticker price,” says Bill Marsh Jr. “We’re taking the excitement and attention being generated by this rare and special car and turning it into a fun event that benefits our community.”Proceeds from the auction will go to Father Fred Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Michigan, Toys for Tots and the T.C. Patriot Game.Bidders have to be repeat Bill Marsh customers, so get down there and purchase three cars, pronto. For more info, go to the event's Facebook page here. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon first drag: We wreck the quarter-mile in … [Read more...] about Get this 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon under MSRP and get a charity tax break
Welcome to Mirror Mode , GTPlanet’s series that shines a spotlight on retro racing games. In this installment, we take a look at one of the original PlayStation’s forgotten first-party racers . The year was 1997. Nobody had heard of Gran Turismo yet, and they wouldn’t until the following January. Nevertheless, racing games were booming, and Sony firmly established the PlayStation as the destination for the genre with the likes of Formula 1, Wipeout 2097, and Rage Racer.1997 also gave us some pretty remarkable cars. The sixth-generation Honda Accord debuted, which would later lead to one of our favorite sleeper sport saloons of the decade. So did the E46 3 Series and the once iconic, now tragically lame Plymouth Prowler. And last but certainly not least, Porsche finished rolling out the Boxster around the world.For the younger among us, it’s difficult to visualize a Porsche lineup that doesn’t include the Boxster. But the early … [Read more...] about Porsche Challenge: The Roadster Revolution