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October 15, , St. Louis Region -- Chevrolet fans of all ages Tickets & Schedules The weekend included an extensive all-Chevrolet car show, drag racing, swap meet and manufacturers midway. Camaro Newer — Stock: Linda Hill; Street: Andre Conley; BEST OF SHOW — Pete Simpson. Andre works in compliance and keeps us all well analyzed and on track, investigating data anomalies when they sneak up on us. His first car. Swimmers are getting on their marks, as the biggest open water-swimming event in Suffolk, the Great East Swim, is set to return next year.
Jim manages our contracts and supports our account managers in providing OReGO services and running other road usage charging projects. His first car was a Corvette Stingray that he bought with his dad at 15 as a father-son project. Rebuilding it, he learned how to work on cars, entered parades and car shows and even got a thumbs-up from police officers doing a smoky burn-out at the Newport Loyalty Days parade.
The parade gave Jim and his dad honorable mention for their honey of a car. Joy describes herself as part cat herder, part task master and part cheerleader in leading special OReGO projects.
Maureen 2nd from left leads the OReGO program and calls herself a juggler—as in, trying to keep a lot of balls in the air between OReGO operations, other road-charging projects, consulting with states and countries, and providing all the technical information folks ask us for. Her first car was a Chevy Biscayne.
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Good grades meant they paid less for insurance. Michelle, our communicator, likes to blab about all the cool stuff OReGO does to anyone who will listen, especially media. Her first car was a Chevy Malibu V8 she inherited from her great-grandad.
Driving it around her college campus the radiator rusted out and fell onto the road. Peter wrote a lot of the procedures that guide OReGO today and he keeps them all polished and functional, kind of like his Chevy Nova V6…with Cragars oh yeah. Spring in Philadelphia can get pretty hot as it is. Dianna and Heidi were called away on picture day, but we didn't want you to miss their stories: Her first car was a Oldsmobile Achieva that she bought from her parents with real money at age The cars were specifically developed to run in the Armstrong miles now the Supercheap Auto Parts km.
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The demise of these cars was brought about by a change in racing rules requiring that examples had to be sold to the general public before the car could qualify homologation. Inthe government banned supercars from the streets[ citation needed ] after two notable cases.
This was known in Australia as "The Supercar scare ". The GT continued through the XB series but was discontinued for the XC series ofleaving the GS package as the sole sporting option, which was available across all body styles.
There were many homologation changes over the four or so years of XU-1 production culminating in a special "Bathurst " specification LJ XU The basic L34 also gained other homologation features such as improved brakes and wheel arch flares. Hence, the A9X had a basically standard ci engine.
This high-performance project never went ahead, and the engines were subsequently fitted to the upmarket model Charger.
Initially, this model was designated "SE" E55 V8 and only available with automatic transmission ; with a model change to the VJ inthe engine became an option, and the performance was lessened. All Chrysler performance Chargers were discontinued in with the end of high-performance, the Hemi, and V8 engines. The Australian muscle car era is considered to have ended with the release of the Australian Design Rule regarding emissions in ADR27a in An exception to this rule was the small number of factory-built Bathurst homologation specials that were constructed after ; these are considered to be muscle cars.
These "homologation specials" were produced to meet both Australian Group C and international Group A touring car racing regulations. The HDT also produced several 5. They also looked at developing a 5. Related pickup trucks[ edit ] Another related type of vehicle is the car-based pickup, known colloquially in Australia as a ute short for utility.
Examples of these in the U. In Australia, sport and recreation-oriented panel vans and utes became immensely popular with younger buyers in the s and played a part in the decline in the popularity of performance coupes there. By the middle of the decade, the manufacturers had caught onto this phenomenon and began marketing lifestyle-oriented vans and utilities from the factory.
The Holden Sandman, introduced inis the most well-known of these cars; Ford competed with its Surferoo and Sundowner models, and the Sandman's popularity led to Chrysler introducing a panel van body style on the CL Valiant, with a range including sporting Drifter and Sports Pack models, although by this time the market for such vehicles had declined and relatively few Valiant panel vans were sold.
Models were generally available with a range of six-cylinder and V8 engines, and often featured wild striping and graphics packages in addition to a wide variety of leisure-oriented options, and styling and trim borrowed from their muscle car counterparts.
By the late s, though, the van craze was in decline; a struggling Chrysler Australia discontinued its commercial vehicles altogether inand sales of the Sandman were in decline, with buyers often ordering their cars without the famous stripes and decals. Ford continued its Sundowner model in the new-generation XD Falcon in but few were sold.
Muscle car revival[ edit ] Buick Grand National Performance-type cars began to make a return in the United States during the s. Increases in production costs and tighter regulations governing pollution and safety, these vehicles were not designed to the formula of the traditional low-cost muscle cars.
The introduction of electronic fuel injection and overdrive transmission for the remaining s muscle car survivors, such as the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Pontiac Firebird, helped sustain a market share for them alongside personal luxury coupes with performance packages, such as the Buick Regal T-Type or Grand National, Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, and Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS circa GM's facelift of its B-platform vehicles in late starting with the Chevrolet Caprice resulted in the fusion of its then-9C1 police package repurposed into the short-lived Impala SS, using the LT1 engine from the Camaro and Corvette using cast iron heads.
At the time of the revival of the Impala SS, sport utility vehicles were outselling passenger cars from full sized body-on-frame passenger sedans to mass market vehicles and GM phased out its B platform in late Ford Motor Company tested the waters by selling its version of the Mercury Grand Marquis Mercury Marauder inwhich was a slow seller.
Like the Impala SS a decade earlier, the Marauder used the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor with a few body modifications fitted with 5-spoke alloy wheels.Peter Andre and wife Emily MacDonagh step out with their children
InChrysler re-introduced the Dodge Challengerwhich features design links to the model. It's bold, powerful and capable.
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It's a modern take on one of the most iconic muscle cars and sets a new standard for pure pony car. The blend between old and new has fueled the muscle car revival. The mids muscle car era came to define what baby-boom men would expect from their automobiles.
Looking at modern muscle as a social trend, Ford and GM are the "innovators," followed by baby boom males in their 50s as "early adopters. For these non-baby boomer consumers, the "cool" image is key. Fuel was cheap and the staple of drag racing counterculture was to be fast and loud. Instead of fuel guzzling V8 engines, you see V6 or turbocharged I4 models. Despite the reduction in power, Detroit is successfully selling this package. As ofthe Holden Commodore was discontinued as Holden prepares to close its doors in Australia.
As ofcurrent models include supercharged V8 powered GS sedan and utility, supercharged V8 powered GT sedans, and turbocharged inline 6 cylinder F6 sedans and utility. As ofthe Ford Falcon was discontinued, and replaced with the 6th generation Ford Mustang.