PPG “Best Use of Color” Awards Presented at NSRA Nationals Plus Event

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – August 28, 2014 Three colorful cars took PPG’s popular “Best Use of Color” awards at the 45th annual National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Nationals Plus held July 31–August 3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. More than 10,000 street rods, classics, custom cars and trucks were on display, and an estimated 70,000 spectators attended the four-day event. While the sheer number of vehicles made the judges’ work challenging, the three PPG winners stood out. They were a 1972 Ford Maverick Grabber owned by Tom Mattingly, Mt. Washington, Kentucky; a 1950 Chevy Sedan owned by Ron Goin, Powell, Tennessee; and a 1965 Ford Falcon owned by Edd Fisher, Louisville, Kentucky. [Read more…]

Rare 500+ HP Turbocharged 2004 GMC Envoy

This silver 2004 GMC Envoy is owned by Mike Dzurko of Edinboro, Pennsylvania. This is truly a one-of-a-kind SUV, as it is one of the few 500+ HP turbocharged 4.2 inline 6 GMC Envoys known to exist in the United States. Mike performed all of the fabrication work, approximately 600+ labor hours, in his garage within an 11-month time period while attending and paying for college. [Read more…]

PPG Dream Cars Wow Crowds at Goodguys PPG Nationals

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – August 27, 2014 Two exceptional Chevrolets were honored with the PPG Dream Car awards at the Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, July 11-13. The two winners, a 1969 Chevy Camaro owned by Angelo Vespi of St. Augustine, Florida, and a 1951 Chevy woody wagon owned by Terry Henley of Birmingham, Alabama, dazzled the crowds and drew raves for their colorful style and finishes. [Read more…]

JL Audio Launches New TW1 Thin-Line Subwoofer Drivers for Tiny Enclosures

Miramar, FL, August 20, 2014– JL Audio, known for pushing the boundaries of bass reproduction in the mobile, marine, and home audio markets has begun shipping the all-new TW1 subwoofer drivers. Designed with JL Audio’s patented Thin-Line woofer technology and optimized for the smallest enclosures, the TW1’s are ideal for tight space installations. [Read more…]

CORSA Performance Extends Line of Air Intakes to Include Mopar

BEREA, Ohio – CORSA® Performance has extended its line of air intakes to include Chrysler 300 and Dodge Challenger, Charger and Magnum vehicles. The air intake increases engine function and performance for a boost in horsepower. [Read more…]

Air Lift Offers Load Support Kits for 2014 Ram 2500

Lansing, Mich. – Air Lift Company has engineered two new load support solutions specifically developed for the redesigned suspension system on the 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 three-quarter-ton pickup truck chassis to improve ride quality, handling and safety when towing and hauling heavy loads [Read more…]

Volant Introduces Ford F-150 Ecoboost Air Intake System

BEREA, Ohio — Volant Performance announces two new closed box performance air intake system options for 2012-2014 Ford F-150 pickups equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, including the hot new F-150 Tremor. [Read more…]

Lingenfelter Delivers Performance Package Series For 2014 Corvette Stingray

DECATUR, Ind. – Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) has released its expertly tuned performance package series for the new, 2014 Corvette Stingray, with power starting at 550 horsepower and reaching as high as 750 horsepower with forced induction. [Read more…]

Ford NASCAR Drivers Prepare for Sonoma Road Race

Ford Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series drivers spent time recently at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, to refine their road racing skills in advance of the first road course races for each series, and managed to have some fun in the process. [Read more…]

Supercharged Model A wins Goodguys 2014 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year Award

Indianapolis, IN – Tony Lombardi’s supercharged 1930 Model A Ford from Niles, Ohio won the Goodguys 2014 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year award last weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The criteria is unique in that it’s the only major Goodguys Top 12 award which requires participants to drive on a 100-mile reliability run as well as an 1/8th mile blast down the drag strip. [Read more…]

CORSA Performance Delivers No-drone C7 Corvette Exhaust System

BEREA, Ohio – Staying true to its legacy of delivering market leading, high-performance exhaust systems for the Corvette, CORSA(r) Performance has released its new exhaust system for the C7 Corvette Stingray. [Read more…]

Lingenfelter Releases Programmable Clutch and Throttle Position Activation Switch

DECATUR, Ind. – The Lingenfelter Performance Engineering CTAP-001 Clutch and Throttle Position Activation Switch is designed to tap into the sensor signal from a clutch pedal position (CPP) sensor, throttle position sensor (TPS), accelerator pedal position (APP) sensor or other similar automotive sensors and provide user adjustable switched outputs. [Read more…]

GM Recalls 2.42 Million Vehicles in Four U.S. Recalls

DETROIT – In a continuing effort to quickly address emerging safety issues, General Motors announced today it is recalling about 2.42 million vehicles in four separate U.S. recalls. The recalls are for:

  • 1,339,355 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia medium crossovers from the 2009-2014 model years and Saturn Outlooks from 2009-2010 because front safety lap belt cables can fatigue and separate over time. In a crash, a separated cable could increase the risk of injury to front seat passengers.
  • 1,131,113 of the previous generation 4-speed automatic transmission Chevrolet Malibu from the 2004-2008 model years and Pontiac G6 from the 2005-2008 model years because of a shift cable that could wear out over time, resulting in mismatches of the gear position indicated by the shift lever.
  • 1,402 Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs from the 2015 model year because an insufficiently heated plastic weld that attaches the passenger side air bag to the instrument panel assembly could result in a partial deployment of the air bag in the event of a crash.
  • 58 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD full-size pickups from the 2015 model year because retention clips attaching the generator fuse block to the vehicle body can become loose and lead to a potential fire.

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Dodge Unleashes Most Powerful Challenger Ever

Auburn Hills, Mich. The newly consolidated Dodge and SRT brands are launching out of the gate at full throttle, introducing the new 600-plus horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine and its stablemate – the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT – just one month after taking the wraps off the new Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker at the New York Auto Show. [Read more…]

CORSA Performance Expanding BMW Product Line

BEREA, Ohio – CORSA(r) Performance is expanding its exhaust product line for BMWs with a dual rear exit, cat-back system for the 2012-2014 BMW 335i F30. BMW owners can enhance their driving experience with a CORSA exhaust system, which is engineered to maximize engine performance with a straight-through design to reduce back pressure. The company’s patented Reflective Sound Cancellation(r) (RSC(r)) technology creates a unique acoustic combination of high-performance sound under acceleration and a drone-free experience during cruise. CORSA exhaust systems for the BMW 335i F30 are available in a Touring sound level, which enhances throttle sound while being quiet during idle and mellow under acceleration. [Read more…]