Posts tagged GM
EVENT: MNCEC's Ignition Show Part 2: Europe and America

We're picking up with our coverage of Ignition with the European and American offerings. Our original plan was to do a single post for the whole show but there was such an overwhelming number of Japanese cars that we had to have a separate post just for them. It's awesome to be able to see cars from all parts of the car community at one show. We're planning to have some additional correspondents added to the blog that give these more niche corners of the car community their due justice. But, without further adieu, here is the Americans and Europeans of Ignition 2017.

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NEWS: Vic Edelbrock Jr. 1936-2017, Good Night Sweet Prince

With great sadness here at MNCEC we unfortunately have to announce news of the passing of Vic Edelbrock Jr. last week. Vic Jr. took the reigns of the Edelbrock empire in late 1962, while Vic Sr. cemented the name Edelbrock as a name in automotive performance, Vic Jr. was instrumental in modernizing and growing the company. Often with the death of the founder or an influential leader, it is hard for a company to find such brilliance a second time. With Vic Jr. lightening did strike twice as he saw the company through trials and tribulations that would have led a lesser leader to failure.

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LISTS: Top 5 American Cars of the 1980s

Continuing our countdown to Back to the 80s, we come to the Top 5 American cars of the 1980s.  American brands took steps to up their quality, not through old hat tricks but through legitimate quality improvements and R&D. This fresh infusion of technology saw better drag coeffecients, fuel injection and turbocharging which allowed more economic power to be had. All of that innovation lead to the birth of the Modern Muscle Car and even non-muscle cars were finally on a level to battle imports. After a prolonged malaise, The American car was back with a vengeance.

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