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Lauren Hargrove Freelancer

Lauren is a freelance writer with experience working for several enthusiast publications. She has a strange fondness for black primer, and proudly refuses to paint her '65 Mustang Fastback or the '61 Lincoln Continental. Drag racing has always been a hobby of Lauren's - actually more like an addiction.


When it comes to automotive cult classics most gear heads will agree that the 70’s film Two-Lane Blacktop and the iconic ’55 Chevy deserve recognition. The basic premise of the film is a cross-country race between the iconic ’55 Chevy and a ’70 GTO. More on this cult classic here.

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Tuff Turf is one those movies where the cars tend to make an impact on long-term memory over the characters. For those who have not seen Tuff Turf, it is essentially the tale of a new kid who comes to town, defeats the bad guys, gets the girl and goes for a cruise in the bad guy’s Camaro along with their girls.

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As if you needed another reason to watch the classic 80’s movie Better Off Dead, the iconic ’67 Camaro from the movie was found and restored to it’s former glory. After watching a rented copy of the movie in his college years in the late 1980’s Jeff fell in love with Lane’s ’67 Camaro.

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Here’s a philosophical dilemma for you: Does a giant airbrushed portrait of Oprah on the hood of a C5 increase or reduce its resale value? Trick question! Who could ever bear to part with it in the first place?

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Unfortunately, Miranda Lambert’s lyrics for the “Fastest Girl In Town” would fit another Chevrolet product a bit better since the Camaro did not hit the market until 1967, but it is hard for viewers to deny the appeal of a cute blonde, a hot brunette and some classic American muscle.

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Bob and Nancy Smith’s 1955 Chevy Bel Air combines updated looks, modern convenience, and LS2 power – all while still maintaining the distinctive style that is a Tri-Five Chevy. Check out our full feature on this awesome shoe-box Chevy inside.

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During what appears to have been a possible speed contest or at least a demonstration of horsepower in an industrial area ended with the destruction of a classic Camaro that left two men injured. According to KMSP Fox 9 in Minneapolis MN, Jerry Vang was showing off for the crowd when he lost control of his Camaro.

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LS power makes everything better, right? When you combine a lightweight sand rail with insane suspension and a supercharged LS2 engine, the potential for wheelies is nearly unlimited. Of course checking out a video of what appears to be a shake down trip for the Wicked Sand Toys LS2 rail makes us miss the desert.

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Ever worry about what happens when you leave your pride and joy with a valet or car park? This will not reassure you – watch as this C6 convertible gets abused on camera in a TV news sting… Yes, that’s a dog walking on it, in case you were wondering.

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It seems like nobody ever builds a car for the SEMA show at a leisurely pace, but Shane Wagner took it a step farther by holding down a day job, starting a new business, and crafting this amazing 5th Gen Camaro all in the span of a short two months.

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For those Cyclone/Typhoon devotees, the beloved “mini” performance truck or SUV craze seems to have fallen by the wayside in the modern era of performance. However, there are still those who are devoted to the small-pickup/big-power cause, and this LS1 swapped S10 is a prime example. Click here to check it out…

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Redneck engineering is a global phenomenon, not just a regional tendency among residents of the United States. Top Gear Australia featured two wild “shed-built” projects on the show. Watch the mayhem, here!

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“Born Crazy” makes 1,600 horsepower at the crank, puts 1,200 horsepower to the rear tires, and with the 20 pounds of boost added by twin turbos this rail is ready to yank the wheels at any time.

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Classic Camaros with LS swaps are an excellent blend of vintage style with reliable modern power. TripleXMotorsports caught East Texas Muscle Car’s ’68 Camaro pulling the front wheel on the drag strip at Thunder Road Raceway Park in Louisiana.

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How many comic book geeks or graphic novel aficionados have wanted to know which Batmobile reigns supreme? Super Power Beat Down decided to pit the iconic ’66 Batmobile against the ’89 Batmobile in an actual street race.

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Question: What does a 17-year-old male from Naples, Florida have in common with Juan Pablo Montoya? Answer: Lousy excuses for crashing into objects.
Perhaps this young man has a future in NASCAR?

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