Archive for July, 2010

Houston Cars & Coffee – June 2010

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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The June 2010 Houston Cars & Coffee show.

Cars & Coffee is a 1st Saturday of the month tradition in many cities.

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How To Make Your Corvette With Dual Mode Exhaust Go From Mild To Wild

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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Introducing the cheapest and best C6 mod … in the world.


As you may have noticed, a C6 with the optional Dual Mode Exhaust sounds fantastic on start up, but that wonderful tune is extremely short lived.

Take a look in the pipes and you’ll see the two center pipes have butterfly valves. These valves are in the flow through position only on start up or at 3500+ rpm.

Here is how to solve that problem in about 45 seconds (zero tools needed):

In the passenger side kick panel, fold the carpet down exposing the fuse box and (with the car off) remove the bottom right fuse.


Start the car, go for a cruise and fall in love with your C6 all over again.

AMG Is A-OK

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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The AMG Story

C63 AMG. 451 hp. 0-60 mph: 4.1 seconds.

CL63 AMG. 536 hp. 0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds.

CLS63 AMG. 507 hp. 0-60 mph: 4.3 seconds.

E63 AMG. 514 hp. 0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds.

G55 AMG. 500 hp. 0-60 mph: 5.4 seconds.

ML63 AMG. 503 hp. 0-60 mph: 4.8 seconds.

S63 AMG. 518 hp. 0-60 mph: 4.5 seconds.

SL63 AMG. 518 hp. 0-60 mph: 4.5 seconds.

SLK55 AMG. 355 hp. 0-60 mph: 4.9 seconds.

SLS AMG. 563 hp. 0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds.

More SLS AMG

More S63 AMG

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[photos: MB Press]

Are You Getting Maximum Usage From Your Vehicle?

Posted in cars with tags , , , , on July 18, 2010 by AutoSpotters

They may be 3rd when it comes to worlds, but are they 1st when it comes to creativity?

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Forza 3 – World Class Car Pack

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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Microsoft has released the World Class Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 3 on Xbox Live. It is available for download now from the marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points.

World Class Car Pack List:

•2011 McLaren MP4-12C
•2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
•2010 Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG
•2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
•2010 Fiat Punto Evo SPORT
•2010 Kia Forte Koup
•2011 Citroen DS3
•2011 Mazda 2
•2010 Acura TSX
•2010 Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart

Ford GT Takes A Bath At Mid America Motorplex

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , on July 15, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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According to the tipster:

This Ford GT went off track at approx 110-115 mph after overpowering the stock tires through a high speed left hand turn. It did two full rotations before hitting the swampy area between turns 4, 5 and 6. I was on his bumper when this happened and mud and water went at least 30’ in the air.

The owner was a class act and there was only minor, albeit expensive (approx $300K car with the Gulf oil factory paint package) damage. He rinsed it off and drove it home.

So the tipster may have overexerted the price of the Ford GT with the limited edition ‘Heritage’ paint…   A 2006 Ford GT’s MSRP base price was around $150,000.

Mid America Motorplex

Ford GT photos

Best Movie Intro’s Of All Time

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2010 by AutoSpotters

Keep in mind: this is not a list of best car movies, just movie intro’s…

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Cannonball Run 2 (1984)

Unless you are a car nut, chances are you have never seen this movie and that’s OK. For the average person, Cannonball Run 2 is a B movie – at best, however, to a true car guy, Cannonball Run 2 is a classic.

Characters created by Brock Yates (Brock Yates– enough said).

Actors include: Burt Reynolds, Dom De Luise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jamie Farr, Frank Sinatra plus numerous famous and relevant old Hollywood stars.

Speed Zone! (1989)

Speed Zone! is sometimes referred to as the 3rd installment of the Cannonball Run series, but without Burt Reynolds and Dom De Luise it was hard to imagine making it truly part of the series.

If you have not seen Cannonball Run 1 or 2, chances are very good you have not seen or heard Speed Zone!.

Actors include: John Candy, Donna Dixon, Joe Flaherty, Tim Matheson, Brooke Shields, John (Luke Duke!) Schneider, Matt (Max Headroom) Frewer, Melody (Dale Arden) Anderson, Peter Boyle, Eugene Levy, Dick & Tom Smothers, Shari Belafonte, Jamie Farr, Alyssa Milano, Michael Spinks, Kyle Petty and the pitcher Randy Johnson.

6 Days In May (2004)

Not one of the top movie intro’s but certainly worthy of a honorable mention.