MotorTrend Weighs In On Ford vs Chevy Debate

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There is just something indescribably awesome about sitting behind the wheel of a muscle car.  Feeling the engine respond to the throttle with a deep roar inevitably brings a smile to the face, and even a tear to the eye.  Among classic muscle cars rivalries, it doesn’t get much bigger than that of the Chevy Camaro vs. the Ford Mustang.

This month on MotorTrends Head 2 Head, Carlos Lago compares the two and offers his person thoughts on which model is better.  See video below, or read the full article here.  (note, both cars had been upgraded with their respective performance packs).

Here’s a brief summary:

Acceleration:  Both tied at 4.4 seconds, with the Mustang just slightly beating the Camaro in the quarter mile.

Brakes:  The Camaro beat the Mustang in 60-0 braking.

Comfort:  Lago preferred the interior and comfort of the Mustang over the Camaro, noting that it seemed to have an upgraded interior.

Control:  Lago described the Camaro as being better in traction and cornering.

Summary:  Camaro WINS!

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Volvo Delivers 1000th Auto Hauler

Image Courtesy Of http://www.volvotrucks.com
Image Courtesy Of http://www.volvotrucks.com

If you’ve ever had a car shipped, there’s a good chance it was a Volvo VAH that did the hauling.  Last week Volvo celebrated the sale and delivery of their 1000th auto transport vehicle in the North American market.  That number may not seem all that impressive at first glance, however when you consider that the VAH auto transport model was just recently released in March of 2011, you’ll have a better idea of how popular these trucks have become in the auto transport industry.

By working closely with major car shipping companies, Volvo has incorporated many new design features that were designed to improve efficiency, safety, payload capacity, tighter turning radius, driver productivity, and easier loading and unloading.  These trucks carry up to 11 vehicles per load, and have two different model configurations, the VAH 200, and the VAH 430, the latter includes a sleeper for longer distance delivery routes.

Congrats to Volvo, here at Ship A Car Direct we certainly appreciate new designs that improve auto transport performance and efficiency.  We hope to see more and more of the beauties on the road.   Click here to see Volvo’s official press release. 

Car Enthusiasts Headed To Hershey For Standing Room Only Auction

Image From RM Auctions
Image From RM Auctions

Car enthusiasts and collectors from the four corners are gathering in Hershey, Penn today and tomorrow for the largest automobile swap meet in the U.S.  Since the first event in 2007, this two day auction has attracted huge crowds.   Last year, it was standing room only in the auction house, with 90% of the lots being sold, and RM Auctions booked over 9.6 million dollars.

One of the reasons this auction has become so popular, is that the price point is different from some of the other high dollar auctions.  During this car auction it is common for bidders to take home a much more affordable ride. For example, a 1973 Lincon Mark 4, which is being offered for $13,000.

Some of the other auto highlights include:

  • 1896 Armstrong Phaeton
  • 1915 Stanley Model 820 12-Passenger Mountain Wagon
  • 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Cabriolet
  • 1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton
  • 1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 53

…and many more. For more information about this auction, visit RM Auctions

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