Reggie Jackson is known as Mr. October for a reason. The Major League Baseball Hall of Famer has 2,584 hits, 563 home runs, and five World Series titles to his name. He's also a massive lover of American cars. Jackson has plucked 19 rides out of his massive collection, and he's bringing them to Indianapolis where they'll be auctioned off on the Mecum stage. It's a long list, and each vehicle appears to be in amazing shape. Clearly Reggie has a thing for the Bow-Tie brand, as 18 of this 19-lot collection are Chevrolets. There's a lone Pontiac, and it's gorgeous 1965 GTO finished in burgundy paint over a black interior. A Hurst shifter links up to a four-speed transmission and on down to the 360-horsepower, 389-cubic-inch V-8 engine under the hood. That GTO barely scratches the surface of what Jackson is bringing to the Indy auctions. There are just 99 examples of the 1969 Yenko Chevy Chevelle and one of them is in Jackson's lot. Under the hood sits an 427-cubic-inch L72 V-8 that cranks … [Read more...] about Reggie Jackson to sell 19 of his cars at Indy auction
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Por Yeudis Silva Hay muchos autos con etiqueta de clásico, que son buscados cada día pos coleccionistas y gente común que busca una de estas bellezas. Estas búsquedas son ya sea para su museo personal o para restaurar y ganar algunos billetes, sin embargo, algunos destacan por encima de los demás. Ver un auto clásico circular por la calle siempre atrae la mirada, y es que más que “raro”, trae un sentimiento de añoranza el ver un vehículo así rodar en las calles.Es por esto que decidimos hacer una recopilación con los 10 autos clásicos más interesantes de todos los tiempos. Tucker 48 Es un automóvil de turismo adelantado a su época, desarrollado por el empresario estadounidense Preston Tucker y fabricado en Chicago en el año 1948. Además de realizar pruebas de alta velocidad para la marca en el circuito de Indianapolis, también participó en la película de Francis Ford … [Read more...] about Cuáles autos clásicos han quedado como los más interesantes de los últimos tiempos.
FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016, file photo, Jimmie Johnson celebrates in Victory Lane with his wife, Chandra, and daughters Lydia and Genevieve, standing, after winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Every bit the hands-on father in a working family, Johnson is the first one up each day and is in full dad mode before Lydia, his 4-year-old, springs out of bed, like her Daddy. Mike McCarn, File AP Photo FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016, file photo, Jimmie Johnson celebrates in Victory Lane with his wife, Chandra, and daughters Lydia and Genevieve, standing, after winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Every bit the hands-on father in a working family, Johnson is the first one up each day and is in full dad mode before Lydia, his 4-year-old, springs out of bed, like her Daddy. Mike McCarn, File AP Photo Celebrities Jimmie Johnson maps out bucket list for potential sponsors By JENNA … [Read more...] about Jimmie Johnson maps out bucket list for potential sponsors
Leading drivers in the 102nd running of the iconic race Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer View Special Offers No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote Change Car After what felt like years of buildup, Chevrolet finally revealed the Corvette ZR1 in November of last year. With 755 hp on tap and an extreme aero package, the ZR1 has already set a lap record at Virginia International Raceway. Based on our first ride impressions, we have a feeling that won’t be the last record it breaks. Next month, at the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500, the ZR1 will also hit the track as the race’s official pace car. This will be the 15th time a Corvette has been the Indy 500’s pace car and the 29th time a Chevy has had the honor. Last year, a Corvette Grand Sport paced the race. The bowtie brand’s history supplying pace cars for the race dates back to 1948 when a Fleetmaster Six convertible led the pack. However, it … [Read more...] about The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is This Year’s Indy 500 Pace Car
When the mighty new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD trucks were revealed last month at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, they featured an overlooked design feature borrowed from the Camaro of all vehicles: the "Flowtie." That would be the hollow bowtie grille badge that first appeared on the 2014 Camaro Z/28 and is now standard on the 2018 Camaro ZL1. Lore has it that engineers during wind-tunnel testing noticed that the standard bowtie was inhibiting the flow of air to the radiator, so propulsion engineer Richard Quinn cut out the bowtie's gold fill, leaving a prototype version with a chrome outline that resulted in 2-degree Fahrenheit lower coolant and oil temperatures during track testing. That'll help provide the maximum airflow needed for the heavy-duty trucks, Chevy says. "The Flowtie is an elegant solution," design manager Kevin O'Donnell says in a release. "And it's going to work on the Silverado exactly the way it does on Camaro." The chassis-cab … [Read more...] about Flowtie added to 2019 Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks
1 of 36 The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 is upon us. Think about that for a moment. Our nation's entire history is just a bit over two hundred years old, and for a good chunk of that we've watched people speeding around the Brickyard in open wheel race cars. Indy is so embedded into the national psyche that it's hard to imagine America without it. It's just always been there.So this year, finally, I wanted to be there, too. But not just for race day. No sir. The Indy 500 requires an all-in effort. And that means a road trip. So, Chevy provided a brand-new Camaro SS, and my dad flew into New York to help navigate. We drove the long way to Indianapolis in order to retrace some forgotten IndyCar history. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 2 of 36 Here's the Camaro. Hyper Blue (great color), low-gloss black wheels (meh), 455 horsepower (yes), and, of course, a 6-speed stick. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 3 of 36 Before we left Brooklyn, I managed … [Read more...] about Tracing The Roots Of IndyCar in a 2016 Camaro SS
Veteran racer George Taylor is giving East Coast drag racing fans a retrospective look back while campaigning his vintage-appearing Super Stock 1967 Camaro. Taylor is the patriarch of a family orientated race team based out of Bel Air, Maryland, which spans three generations, including his son George Taylor Jr. (the driver) and his grandson George Taylor III. George Taylor Sr. is the original owner of this race car, purchased back in 1970 and initially raced in the NHRA Modified Production class. Now the Camaro, which was built by Wisecarver Brothers Race Cars and features its original and period-correct paint scheme, runs a high-winding 800hp, 297ci small-block assembled by Black Arrow Race Engines. The Camaro is now raced in SS/EM trim and George Taylor Jr. has run a best time of 9.16 at 146+ mph. Raymond and Christopher Valentine round out the race team’s crew.Racing a super reliable and very rare 1971 Chevy Vega, Ohio’s Rob Kropfeld is certainly one of the bigger … [Read more...] about COPO Camaro Drag Racers Make the Straight Line Spotlight