Category: hot rods

  • 2021 Dodge – More Horsepower

    2021 Dodge  – More Horsepower

    Cars aren’t dead. Dodge is proving that. Sales are up. For 2021 Dodge has three models each available with over 700 horsepower. Challenger, Charger and Durango offer true performance. Check out the 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye and the Durango SRT Hellcat. Just click here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2020 Lexus GS F – Drive Review

    By the numbers: –467 horsepower 5.0-L V8. –8-speed automatic. –Zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Top speed of 168 mph. Quarter mile in 12.8 seconds. — $85,010 MSRP More here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2020 Shelby GT500 -Track, Strip and Street

    The new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has a 5.2-L aluminum alloy 760-horsepower supercharged V8. It’s the most powerful street-legal Ford ever. The engine develops 625 ft.-lbs. of torque. This horsepower, together with huge Brembo brakes, will take the GT500 from 0 to 100 to 0 mph in 10.6 seconds. A Tremec 7-speed dual clutch…

  • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – Down the Quarter Mile

    On the invite of the Dodge SRT team I had the privilege of piloting the 840-horsepower 2018 Challenger SRT Demon down a drag strip quarter mile. Along with other select automotive writers from across the U.S. we made solo passes trying our hand to hook-up, get a good launch and a quick ET using all…

  • Collectors’ Car Garage – Chicago Winter Storage Special

    Collectors’ Car Garage – Chicago is featuring a Winter Storage Special, which will provide a six-month discounted storage rate in their 300 car, climate controlled facility. Bennett Logan, General Manager says, “The CCG Building is a blend of a museum and a hospital operating room with 24/7 security.” It is located on Chicago’s north side…

  • Chicago: Rise & Drive at Collectors’ Car Garage

    The Labor Day weekend first-Sunday Rise & Drive at Collectors’ Car Garage brought a couple of treats. A 1930 Ruxton Model C Sedan and a ’57 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight convertible from the Richard H. Driehaus Collection at Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage made an appearance. The beautiful late-summer morning provided perfect weather for a variety of cars,…

  • Chicago: @RiseandDrive 2016 kickoff

    On a grey Sunday morning Rise & Drive, now in its third year, had its 2016 kickoff at its new location at Collectors’ Car Garage. At this free event you see not only vintage classics, sports cars , muscle cars, exotics and microcars, but also hot rods and custom cars. The May 1 event drew…

  • In the News: Geneva Auto Show, World Car finalists, Google car crash, February sales and more.

    Check out what went on around the world in automobiles this week. It’s getting to be Spring and things are ramping up. Click right here to catch up. @1ChicagoCarGuy  

  • #MCACN2015 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago.

       It was a bit snowy but I was among the many who made their way to the Stephenson Convention Center in Rosemont for the 2015 running of this show. The largest of its kind in the country, the show features an amazing collection of muscle cars, hot rods, drag cars, Corvettes along with a…

  • George Barris Passes, U.S. Sales Up, Recalls, Genesis Launched, SEMA, Ford & Michelin

    Halloween 2015 has come and gone and the auto industry has ghosts of its own. Check out the latest news tidbits right here with just one mouse-click. @1ChicagoCarGuy