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Scary movie vehicles

Since it is Halloween today I thought a list of my personal top 13 scary cars from the Movies and TV were in order.  See if you remember the movies some of these iconic cars came from.  Maybe you will be watching the movies tonight while you celebrate Halloween.  Many of these cars definitely look different from when they rolled off the assembly line.  The studios had to do a lot of modifying to get them to look so menacing.  So without further adieu, on with the list:

 

13.  1979 Chevrolet C-20 Fleetside Pickup from the 1983 movie Nightmares starring Emilio Estevez and Lance Henriksen

Nightmares-1979 C-20 Chevy Fleetside Pickup

Not all that menacing when seen by day but dark out the front windshield, add a big chrome ramming bumper and add the floodlights along with [...]

SEMA Show 2015

For those in the specialty automotive industry, the annual SEMA Show is one of the must attend events. Scheduled for November 3rd through November 6th, the SEMA Show 2015 at the Las Vegas Convention Center promises to be one of the best ever thanks to a combination of new product demonstrations, special events, opportunities to network, discover new aftermarket parts and educational seminars hosted by some of the finest in the business.

 
What is SEMA 2015?

 
SEMA Show Exhibit HallThis annual show is a trade-only presentation which means that it is not open to the general public, but only registered businesses and individuals in the industry. This is a specialty show that reveals the latest in new products from Suspension Parts, Engine Management Systems and Performance Programmers to the newest in tools [...]

Tuner Model cover

How did girls get so important at a Car Show?

Tuner Model 1It may seem that stepping into an auto show is like taking a journey into the past. While you may see the latest makes and models of vehicles, you will also see plenty of nice looking young ladies who present the cars and trucks just like they have been doing since before World War II. It seems to matter little if the show itself focuses on tuner car models, import models, aftermarket parts or even performance tuners, if there are vehicles present you can almost bet that there will be young, attractive ladies there to present them for you.

Why are Girls Presenting Vehicles at Car Shows?

Admittedly, the old fashioned nature of using models to [...]

NC roads

By Todd Schafer on January 22, 2014

North Carolina is the meca of fast cars and moonshine.  No wonder there are so many great driving opportunities in the 12th state to join the union.  Whether you’re looking to test out those new Bilstein shock absorbers, various other Honda parts, or simply looking for a nice scenic Sunday drive, North Carolina has a driving road that’ll peak any motorist’s interest.

The state has been known for its driving roads since the Prohibition Era, when moonshine runners would use the mountain roads to transport their illicit goods quickly and quietly. After Prohibition ended, the state became known for racing and still is. It’s the home to two major NASCAR tracks, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Rockingham Speedway, it has more NASCAR offices than any other state despite the company headquarters being based in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Charlotte speedway

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