There’s truly nothing like an American classic rolling into Jay Leno’s Garage. In the latest episode, our host gets behind the wheel of a 1958 Continental Mark III, and it is absolutely massive. In addition to being a behemoth of a car, it had a lot of impressive luxury options for its time. Check out the full episode, right here. Enjoy.
John Clor is the epitome of a Mustang enthusiast. He has a career in journalism and public relations. He has worked with various car clubs and has written two books on the Ford Mustang. Currently, he is the Enthusiast Communications Manager for FordPerformance.com. Seems fitting.
“I’m the Mustang guy, I’m a student of the history of the car,” Clor said. So, what better thing to do than check out a ride from his very own collection. Today, we’re taking a look at Clor’s 1977 Ford Mustang Cobra II. This Cobra (license plate: Snake77), sports red stripes, as well as a red interior. The car also dawns the newly offered T-top with twin removable tinted glass panels. Clor’s Cobra has a stock 302 V-8 with dual exhausts.
The smaller second-gen Mustang II has often been referred to as a Pinto. Meaning that the Mustang has been based on the subcompact Pinto. Clor has made it his mission to defend the Mustang II, saying that not much was shared beyond some brake parts. “I like things that were disrespected.” We can agree that Mustang II’s aren’t the most common find. Clor said, “I’m a Mustang Guy. I picked Mustang II because no one else is. I will be the champion. Mustang history deserves it.” We love the passion, Clor.. oh, and this car.
As much as we like driving our cars, looking at them isn’t half bad. The digital art and production experts over at INK Studios share the same love for classic performance that we do. In their most recent project, they bring us their clean vision of the Ford GT40. Stripped of all color/bells/whistles and set against a clear white background, these images convey the car’s brutal yet beautiful design.
Want to have a set of these prints of your own? Prints of the Ford GT40 posed in front, rear, and side-profile angles are available for purchase from the Petrolicious Shop. Check them out here. Enjoy.
The General Motors supercharged LT4 small-block V8 package is nuts. It produces 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque through the likes of the C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 as well as the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V. More recently, the engine has been dropped into a mid-size off-road truck known as the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. And let us just tell you, it’s quite the combo. Check it out, right here.
The coronavirus outbreak has caused events all over the globe to be cancelled, and for more reason than one has been devastating to all industry types and populations. The impact the pandemic has had on the automotive industry includes postponing global production, and cancelling major auto shows in order to keep the public safe. The cancellations started with the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, then the New York Auto Show, with the latest being the cancellation of the 2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The legendary festival was scheduled to take place from July 9th-12th. In a press release, the organizers said that new dates will hopefully be confirmed in late summer or early fall. Although we’re bummed to have to wait for our favorite auto events to be rescheduled, it’s for the best for public health! We hope everyone is at home with family staying healthy. Be well!