When it comes to muscle cars technology can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand it can enhance all aspects of a vehicles drivability, but on the other, it can strip the soul from a car in no time flat. Few people have been able to blend new technology, luxury and speed into a package that just flat-out works. Mark Bachman however is the exception. With a stunning interior, loads of grunt and just about every modern convenience you could ask for, his 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle has managed to blur the lines between old and new.
1971 Chevrolet Camaro: Mary Pozzi, Queen of Grip - BIG MUSCLE
For its season opener BIG MUSCLE hangs out with the Queen of Grip herself, Mary Pozzi. We traveled to Northern California to meet up with Mary, husband David and her highly modified LS2 powered 1971 Chevrolet Camaro. We talked racing, car set-up, touched on her SCCA autocross championships as well as her inclusion in Sony's upcoming Gran Turismo 6. Then we took out her stunning prized Camaro for an all day flog in the California canyons.
Triple Black Attack: 1970 440 6-Pack 'Cuda - BIG MUSCLE
Each and every muscle car enthusiast has that one experience that has helped define the way in which they view the automobile. For Northern California's John Cross that experience came by way of riding in the back of his cousins 1970 440 6-Pack Plymouth 'Cuda when he was a kid. It was a car that provided him with memories, stories and of course, a goal - that being, to one day own the very car which got his engine running all those years ago. It's now 2012, 42 years after that first faithful ride in the very 'Cuda you're about to see. This time however it resides in John's garage, not his cousins, which can mean only one thing... Sometimes dreams do come true.
1967 GT500 Eleanor: Re-imagining a Classic - BIG MUSCLE
Carroll Shelby created it, "Gone in 60 Seconds" re-imagined it, and audiences around the world made it famous. The 1967 Shelby GT500 Eleanor is one of the most recognizable movie cars of all time. With the body lines of a shark, the stage presence of a movie star and the perceived performance of an olympic athlete, it's no wonder die-hard enthusiasts fell in love with this amazing machine. BIG MUSCLE received so many requests for this car that we just had to go out and find one. So now sit back, click play and enjoy... and don't bust my chops in regards to my glasses - it was really sunny that day - M. Musto
1973 Chevrolet Chevelle: Bank Robber's Special -- BIG MUSCLE
For its season finale BIG MUSCLE heads to the mean streets of Trenton, NJ to meet up with Sean Rich and his road warrior style 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle. This particular car was constructed with the idea that if one needed a getaway vehicle for which to rob a bank in, well then... this would be the perfect candidate. This is not some big dollar, no holds barred super car, but a ride built by its owner for the purpose of putting a smile on his face every time the key was turned.
1955 Ford Thunderbird: Back in Black -- BIG MUSCLE
It's been in the same family for the better part of 50 years. Been modified with performance and weight savings in mind, and is one of the sleekest looking cars we've ever come across. This 1955 Ford Thunderbird is no secretaries car, but a purpose built award winning street machine that was built in a time before resto-modding old cars was all the rage.
1950 Chevrolet: Morrison Farm Truck - BIG MUSCLE
The 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Series pickup is the quintessential American farm truck. However, after Craig Morrison of Art Morrison Enterprises found it languishing in someone's front yard, this little farm truck went from all-slo, to all-go. The original chassis was removed in favor of a new GT Sport bolt-on unit, as was the original Chevy straight-six engine. In its place sits a new GM Performance Parts crate motor with EFI injection that's coupled to a Hughes Performance 4L60E automatic transmission. With the original paint and interior still intact, this old truck has been given a new lease on life while still retaining all the heritage that made it great over 60 years ago.
1929 Ford Model A: Vintage Speed - BIG MUSCLE
It weighs next to nothing, has the aerodynamics of a washing machine, and sits on an 83 year old chassis with some plumbing equipment attached to it. This is the 1929 Ford Model A dragster owned by Ron and Dave Cecaci, and it's one of the coolest rides yet to be featured on BIG MUSCLE. Powered by a 383 cubic inch Chevrolet small block and running on hand-cut drag slicks, this vintage Ford Model A not only ran in NHRA, but made men out of those who drove it.
MUSCLE CAR HEAVEN!! - Helsinki Cruising Night 7/2012
Helsinki Cruising Night 7/2012 PHOTOGRAPHY: http://razzi.me/albums/16250-helsinki-cruising-night-7-2012
Helsinki Cruising Night July 2012 was one of the best cruising events ever! Amazing muscle cars, classics and new ones, awesome V8 rumble and the smell of gasoline, just amazing. Enjoy!
Some of the highlights from this event were:
2007 Matte black Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible w/ 663hp http://youtu.be/hCJ_KgMzlk0
2008 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt
1967 Ford Mustang 'Bullitt' Fastback Coupe
600hp Monster Motorsports Inc. Camaro SS http://youtu.be/bDrVvas4I-A
1970 Dodge Challenger Convertible
Dodge Challenger SRT-8
Modified Dodge Challenger R/T
Dodge Viper GTS http://youtu.be/6709yH_OOis
Chevrolet Chevelle SS
Shelby Cobra (replica??)
1968 Dodge Charger R/T
Orange Chevrolet Corvette C2
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air w/ blower
Plus a lot of gorgeous Mustangs, Firebirds, Cadillacs, Camaros, Corvettes etc. etc.
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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The 700 HP RennTech CLS63 AMG - TUNED
Hartmut Feyhl left AMG after 15 years to start his own tuning company, RennTech, which is now one of the most respected AMG tuners in the world. His products range from simple software upgrades to full racing builds based on AMG street cars. We take his new, 700 horsepower CLS63 for a spin and establish a new benchmark for luxury sedans: must be able to do burnouts while moving at highway speeds.
Run to the Coast - BIG MUSCLE Camaro, Challenger, Javelin, Mustang and Cougar. These are just some of the legendary names that came out of the muscle car era. They were big, brash and in your face and during the golden era of the Trans Am Racing Series (1968-1972) they could be seen banging fenders on circuits like Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen and Road America.
Nowadays seeing a muscle car on a road course is like seeing a unicorn in the flesh. There is however one man who is hell bent on bringing these classic beauties back to the track. Bill Howell is the creator of the new American Street Car Series, a gathering of events that not only encourages people to bring their vintage iron to the track, but to run them full-tilt with the single goal of having as much fun as they possibly can. This week on BIG MUSCLE we venture to El Toro in Southern California, where we take part in the "Run to the Coast", one of the events in the American Street Car Series. Here we not only compete, but we check out some of the coolest rides the West Coast has to offer.
American Street Car Series: http://americanstreetcarseries.com/
SS Shaun Chevelle vs. Big Matt Camaro - $1,000 RACE
SS Shaun Chevelle vs. Big Matt Camaro - $1,000 RACE
Chevelle - Built LSX with D1 ProCharger on 20" rims
Camaro - Built LS1, Heads, Cam, D1 ProCharger, Meth injection, Nitrous, VHT & Tires
Matt didn't want to give up the money at first even though he lost then finally paid up!
SS SHAUN FTW!!! BY A FEW CARS!
Hennessey Venom GT: The World's Fastest Tuned Car - TUNED
DRIVE EXCLUSIVE: With only six examples built to date, the Hennessey Venom GT could be considered the fastest street car in the world. Built off the Lotus Exige, this tuner car packs a 1200+ horsepower punch with a theoretical top speed of 272mph. Host Matt Farah takes a quick ride in the million dollar Texas built supercar for the Season 3 premiere of TUNED on DRIVE.