Archive for November, 2011

Three Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for the Car Enthusiast on your List



Need to find a gift for the car enthusiast on your holiday shopping list, but are operating on a very tight budget? If so, don’t freak out just yet. Just because cars themselves are expensive doesn’t mean that you can’t find budget-friendly parts and add-ons that will make an automotive enthusiast jump for joy. Below, you’ll find three gift suggestions each presented for their low total costs. By that, we not only mean that the initial expense for the merchandise is on the low side for automobile upgrades, but the full cost is low entirely. That means no pricey professional installation or other sidebars that might add hundreds or thousands on to the actual price of the piece. That way, you can stay on budget, and still provide an incredible gift to the car lover on your list.

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2011 SEMA Girls Pictures



Sorry this post is so late. There really is no excuse. Please enjoy these photos of female 2011 SEMA Show car models posing in front of various custom modified cars. You can click on the photos to view them full size. This years photos are again courtesy of Mr. Richard Owen of Supercars.net! Don’t forget to checkout last years 2010 SEMA Girls either 😉

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Origins: The Muscle Car



Muscle cars, it is generally agreed, can be blamed on Oldsmobile. That's right. The dowdy "This is not your father's Oldsmobile" kind of car started the muscle revolution in 1949. Oldsmobile took an intermediate car and replaced the V-6 engine with a high compression overhead V-8 for more power. From Musclecars magazine, “The idea of putting a full-size V8 under the hood of an intermediate body and making it run like Jesse Owens in Berlin belongs to none other than Oldsmobile…” Looking to start and capture a market, Chrysler introduced the C300 in 1955. Advertised as the most powerful car ever sold, the C300 came out as a limited edition with a 300 bhp engine. Driven with the pedal to the floor the car reached 60 mph in 6.9 seconds and could reach speeds up to 130 mph.

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2011 Dubai Motor Show Photos



The 2011 Dubai International Motor Show Photos opened yesterday and runs until November 14th. MadWhips contributor Tariq199 has just uploaded his first batch of his Day1 coverage for all of us to enjoy. Included are 3 Special Edition Bugatti Veyrons and custom modified supercars by Mansory, Hamann, AC Schnitzer, Gemballa and more. There are also a pair of Rolls Royce Phantom’s (Coupe & Drophead) with a 2300 diamonds (g color, vs clarity) “flying lady” hood ornament weighing in at 38.53 carats to celebrate her centenial!

Stay tuned and check back daily for more photo coverage of the show!

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2011 SEMA Show Custom Mustangs Photos


Custom Modified Ford Mustangs at the 2011 SEMA Show

The title says it all! Looks like there were quite a few bad ass 2011 SEMA Show Custom Mustangs Photos this year! Can’t decide which is my favorite, but the ones highlighted below definitely are front runners! Don’t forget to checkout my earlier post of photos from Monday 2011 SEMA Show Outdoor Event. Enjoy these pics from my friend Richard Owen of Supercars.net!

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2011 SEMA Show Outdoor Photos


SEMA Show outdoor images 2011

Another year, another slow economy for the USA and specifically sunny Las Vegas, yet the 2011 SEMA Show Photos seems to be packed full of modified and exotic cars. It truly is something to visit SEMA, and see all the sweat, blood and money that goes into some of the custom cars and trucks at this show. Special thanks go out to my friend Richard Owen (founder of supercars.net) for these pictures and the rest to come this week!

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