The Smoking Tire heads to the Motor City for the annual Woodward Dream Cruise, the biggest single-day car show in the USA. But we need a ride, and what makes a better show car in Detroit than the Firebreather Prototype?
Art Morrison 1955 Chevy Bel Air - Faster Than a Ferrari?
The Smoking Tire hits Supercar Sunday and the canyons with the Art Morrison
1955 Bel Air, one of the best handling hot rods around. We toss this 55
year-old car through some of the tightest curves in California to find out
if there really is such a thing as a Hot Rod for drivers.
The 180 MPH 1969 Dodge Daytona: "Project Angrier"
The Smoking Tire heads to East Hampton to terrorize yuppies in the baddest
muscle car around: Mr. Angry's 1969 Dodge Daytona. Blasphemous to some,
envied by others, this is one tire-shredding muscle machine we'll take in
our garage any day.
What happened when this Evo chased a Porsche?
The Smoking Tire heads out to Willow Springs International Raceway to test
a friend's Mitsubishi Evo X, tuned by Road Race Engineering. Is the Evo
quick enough to keep up with a Porsche 996 Cup Car? We'll see.....
2010 GSC TRANS AM
East bound and down...the Bandit is back BABY!!!...a very cool car...ck it
ride along video
The FireBreather of JINN (2011) Unleashed by Ray Park
A video on the unveiling of the FireBreather hero car that will be featured
in the upcoming motion picture "Jinn". The FireBreather was designed &
built in partnership between Michigan-based Exxodus Pictures & Classic
Music by Zack Hemsey from the trailer of "Inception" (2010).
Sneak peak at a one off custom Trans-Am and GTO Concept /Camaro Morph
These are the new 2010/11 Camaro's that have been
completely customized by the tallented gentlemen at OTTO body shop in
Nebraska. Great guys and maybe an even greater pair of cars that bring out
the boy in any real american car lover. Hats off to these guys and there
vision. Ps In the video I guessed and said they base car was a 2008 or 9
Camaro. Its a 2011 come
to find out.
Best Paint Touch-up Tricks: Mercedes G55
This is one of the worst key scratches I have ever seen. This car needed to
be repainted, but I thought I would give it a shot...nothing to lose. It
covered 3 separate door panels with varying depth levels. 98% of the 9 feet
was through the clear coat, paint, base, and into the substrate. EXTREMELY
bad scratch. In this episode, I discuss multiple ways to approach this type
of paint damage. I want to be crystal clear: THIS CAR NEEDED TO BE
REPAINTED FOR 90-100% satisfaction. My techniques here, with the
understanding of the customer, had the best-case final results of 70% to
75% "better or touched-up" appearance. See how it turned out. Thx for
Firebreather from Classic Design Concepts
This is the Pontiac Firebird we all wish would have happened if ....well
Pontiac was still around! Exodus Studios(a Michigan-based film studio)
collaborated with Classic Design Concepts of Novi, Michigan, to build and
designed the custom Firebreather. The one-off Camaro was designed by Ajmal
Ahmad, the writer and director of the upcoming sci-fi film Jinn, in which
the FireBreather will make its big screen debut.
Underneath the slightly reworked sheetmetal is a fresh out of the factory
Camaro SS! but the
creative team from Classic Design Concepts have outfitted it with a new
front fasica, hood, rear fascia and some extraordinarily hot-looking
wheels. The new nose has a bit of Pontiac Trans-Am in it and that I really
digg. No modifications have been made to the Camaro's 6.2-liter V8, but CDC
has fitted an Eibach Pro-Plus Performance handling package, stickier
Pirelli PZero Rosso tires, as well as what appears to be custom stiched
headrests with the Firebreather logo.
With a limited build of only 50 its sure to be a collectible. If you want
one it will run you about 60K, but you better hurry before they sell all
Matt Farah's $500 Lemon -- /LIVE AND LET DRIVE
Alex teams up with TUNED's Matt Farah for a 3,000-mile trip into the wilds
of Canada to pick up a Honda CRX Farah bought for $500 -- sight-unseen.
Will it be the perfect 24 Hours of Lemons entry, or too much crap to
FireBreather Supercars of Jinn @ 2010 Bullrun Rally
The FireBreathers of the upcoming motion picture Jinn here at the Michigan
International Speedway during one of the pit stops of the 2010 Bullrun
Rally. The FireBreather was designed and built in a partnership between
Michigan-based Exxodus Pictures & Classic Design Concepts.
FireBreather Drivers 2010 Bullrun: Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad (Exxodus Pictures),
Faisal Ahmad (Exxodus Pictures), George Huisman (Classic Design Concepts),
Travis Huisman (Classic Design Concepts) & Matt Jensen (Classic Design
Video shot & edited by Shahid Syed of Exxodus Pictures