Mike Joy joined Jay in the garage recently with his 1970 Chevy Camaro Trans-Am racecar. It dawned on Jay a while back, and us now, that a younger generation might not know what Trans-Am racing is all about. So he brought in experts to give a brief history on this storied racing institution. Enjoy.
Adelbert Engler doesn’t actually have 5,500 full-size Mustangs…but his collection of full-sized Pony cars plus their miniature models (to scale) makes this video worth the watch. Check out this one-of-kind collection, right here:
We love a showdown. More specifically, we love a showdown with tons of power. On this episode of Hot Rod Garage, the new 1000-hp Chevelle takes on the 1000-hp Caprice. These rides might not be classified as supercars, but they’ve definitely got some super powers. See the two go head-to-head, right here.
We have a classic for you today. A 1965 Ford GT40. And yes, it is all-original. And yes, it is without a roof. There were only a total of six GT40 roadster prototypes built. Ford wanted to make sure that there would be sufficient interest before putting the car into production. Of those six prototypes, only this one remains. What happened to those 5 other GT40s? They were either destroyed (cringe), or modified into coupes. But we’re not here to tell you about those other rides. We want to talk about this survivor, and its story.
This beauty was built in October 1964 and completed in 1965. Upon completion, it was tested at Silverstone and then invoice to, yep you guessed it, Shelby American. And the car has lived in the U.S ever since. Although the ride has received a number of necessary repairs, it remains with its original 1965 nose, that makes it all the more special. The GT/108 went on tour with Shelby as a display car on race weekends, and was also a demonstration car driven by numerous renowned drivers. Simply put, the GT/108 was a demonstration car and eventually put into storage with the other GT40s.
The car has endured a few minor (but necessary) modifications and mechanical refreshers. And continues to be put on display at numerous events such as Pebble Beach. Only difference is, this time around, it’s up for auction. Girardo & Co. has the listing and the price will only be revealed to those with serious inquires. Meaning it will be insanely expensive (probably into the seven figures). We can dream, right?
The quickest corvette in history is here once again, and it’s got a wide body and doing the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds. The first all-wheel drive Corvette E-Ray Hybrid has 495-horsepower coming from a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 and 160-hp thanks to a front electric motor, bringing the grand total to 655-hp. The performance stats are staggering, clocking a quick quarter-mile and doing 0-60 in just 2.5 seconds. Starting price? $104,295. Check it out, right here.