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The Magic Behind the Local Car Show

I assume anyone reading this post has been to at least one car show. There are just as many categories of car shows as there are types of cars. I’ve been to a lot of different ones but the nostalgic feeling and genuineness found at the local car shows can’t be found anywhere else. And the knowledge you gain from talking to the folks who actually owned and worked on these cars is different from the MPG and HP ratings you find on a sheet at the large international shows. But before I get all sentimental over these local events, I’d like to take some time to explain how these opinions were formed.

About 10 years ago, I went to my first car show with my uncle and his family. This wasn’t a run of the mill local car meet; this was the New York International Auto Show…one of the largest automotive enthusiast events in the world. With hundreds, maybe thousands of cars at display, there was something for everyone to see. From insanely priced and powerful exotics such as the Ferrari Enzo and Porsche Carrera GT to the grocery getters we’re more likely to drive in our lifetimes, all were parked and glistening on what would be the equivalent of a red carpet for cars. [keep reading]

Mojo Motors Blog: Best of 2011 (Part 2)

Green GT Mojo Motors Blog Cool used car of the future imageThis is the Mojo Motors Blog second and final installment featuring the best of 2011. If you haven’t already checked out Best of 2011 Part 1, do it now. Since Mojo Motors only sells used cars, we started a segment called “Cool Used Car of the Future” to recognize the most awesomest concepts and exotic cars that, one day, will be available on the used market. Keep reading for our top favorites.

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Mojo tip: don't put music in car videos

It’s a simple fact – music ruins car videos. After featuring the Chevrolet Camaro Intimidator and its 704 horses as a “Cool used car of the future,” we wanted to know what its engine and exhaust sounded like. Thing is, each one of its videos has background music, effectively overpowering the Camaro’s engine noise. This seems to be a common theme across YouTube on lots and lots of driving videos. For gear heads, this can be depressing or at least we think so. In example one, we have a compilation of Nascar wrecks that should let the listener hear the smashing metal and burning rubber. This isn’t the case.

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Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

Ending each week on the Mojo Motors Blog is “Putting it into park,” a compilation of newsworthy links from the past five days.

World Record Breaking Hearses in Hell Michigan

-A parade of 51 hearses in Hell, Michigan breaks the Guinness World Record. [link]

-Taking a page out of the Tesla Motors book of delays, Alfa Romeo pushes back the release of their 4C roadster. [link]

-The 1969 Camaro was named the greatest Chevrolet ever, but did the voters get it right? [link]

-Jalopnik’s ten best car commercials ever. [link]

-Completely customize the new Ford Mustang down to the hood pins. [link]

-A new reality show on the Discovery Channel, “Carfellas,” is about three guys who run a used auto lot. [link]

-Auto blog Hooniverse is “staking a claim in the automotive fringe.” They also have a cool name. [link]


Photo credits: Livingston Daily

The greatest Chevrolet ever

In honor of their 100th birthday, Chevrolet let drivers vote on the Best Chevy Ever. The winner was a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro garnering over 25,000 votes. First runner-up was the 1970 Chevelle SS. Second runner-ups were the 1953 Corvette and 1957 Bel Air.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Image

Mojo Motors polled fans on the Mojo Motors Facebook page and while most agreed that the 1969 Camaro was the greatest Chevy, other heavy favorites emerged. For some fans, the greatest Chevy ever is the Plymouth GSX, 1987 Thunderbird, 1969 Barracuda, AMC Gremlin or Pontiac Fiero. Thing is, we’re pretty sure those aren’t Chevys and unless the Fiero is a Ferrari clone, it’s not great at all. For the real picks of the greatest Chevrolets, look at the pictures below and enjoy. [keep reading]

The Monday Grind

Too busy watching football and managing your fantasy roster over the weekend? Then here’s what you missed.

Dodge Challenger HPP Richard Petty Superbird Image

-Pictured above is the Heide Performance Products Richard Petty Superbird based on the 1970 Plymouth Superbird  [link]

-The most powerful Chevy Camaro ever, the ZL1, has 580 horses. [link]

-”You really couldn’t get them to do anything,” the stunt coordinator said of the Ford Mustangs used in the film Drive. [link]

-England is home to fish, chips and this creepy bus graveyard. [link]

-The Car Show feels a lot like Top Gear as they as they race two sets of unlikely cars. [link]

Mojo Deals: What could you get for the price of a new Chevy Camaro?

Thanks to the suggestion from our Mojo fans, today’s new vs. used comparison car in the 2011 Chevy Camaro. We’ve chosen a fully equipped 2LT RS to compare to a range of excellent used vehicles on the Mojo website. Let’s break down the stats of our Camaro.

New Car
2011 Chevy Camaro RS
Engine: 312hp 3.6l V6
Performance: 0-60 in 5.9sec
MSRP: $30,700

But what could you get for the same money on Mojo? Certainly something with a little more… umm…. Mojo!

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