Al Oppenheiser, the lead fifth and sixth generation Camaro engineer, will transition into a new role at General Motors. Oppenheiser will lead GM’s new electric-vehicle group, Car and Driver reported last week. Michael Albano, GM spokesman said that the brand is moving some of its best human resources to focus on zero-emission vehicles. Oppenheiser will shift from focusing on one model, to a variety of electric cars. This is an exciting time for Oppenheiser, as well as General Motors. Putting talent in the electric-vehicle sector should open up new doors for the brand and, (in theory) get them back in the technology race against Ford.
Mark Dickens, current Executive Director of Performance Variants, Parts, Accessories, and Motorsports Engineering will step into Al’s previous role. We’re excited to see what General Motors’ top talents will bring to the industry in the near future. Stay tuned.
You know the movie and you definitely know the marque. This is the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro – “Transformers” style. The “Bumblebee” might just be one of our favorite rides to hit the big screen. Here’s what it’s got to offer:
Fuel-injected Corvette-sourced V8 engine
Six-speed manual transmission
Hideaway Halo LED headlights
Custom front splitter
Satin black paint, high-gloss yellow accents
Even if you’re not into “Transformers,” this car is worth the look. Check it out, right here:
A one-of-a-kind Mustang is heading to Mecum Auction’s Kissimmee, Florida event scheduled for February 3rd-13th. The 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake was commissioned by Goodyear, who planned to use the car to test its new Thunderbolt line of tires. Under the hood is a Police Interceptor 428-cubic inch V-8 with 355 horsepower.
The car was originally purchased in 1970 by Texas resident Bobby Pierce, who sold it 25 years later to Florida resident David Loebengerg. Seven years after that, the car sold to California native Charles Lillard, and then was off to Illinois with Mustang collector Richard Ellis. Interested in being the next owner of this one-of-a-kind classic? It won’t be up for grabs long.
Talk about getting in the holiday spirit.. At the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, Dodge displayed what they are calling the “Redeye Express,” a Challenger Hellcat converted into Santa’s Sleigh. This comes as a part of the ‘Jolly Fast Man’ campaign series presented by Dodge that you’ve probably seen on TV. The Redeye is featured in the series of commercials and we are pleasantly surprised to get a closer look.
The commercials are amusing, featuring Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves talking about transforming the sleigh into a Hellcat beast and converting the sleigh from reindeer power to horsepower. Check out Santa’s upgraded ride and the commercials, right here. Enjoy.
Nothing like finding an old school treasure up for grabs on the internet. Exibit A: This 2004 Pontiac GTO currently on sale for $7,900 on Craigslist Los Angeles. Although Pontiac had trouble keeping it afloat (production lasted only three years), this piece of American muscle was a special car in its day, and remains that way.
Under the hood is a LS1 5.7-liter V8 with 350-hp and 365 lb-ft of torque. The car sports a black exterior with red leather on the inside, and has never been in an accident. The total mileage sits at 132,000 with a six-speed manual transmission. It might not be considered a classic just yet, but considering all of the above, a price tag below $10,000 seems like a steal. Interested? Check out the listing here.