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Oct
29
2014

The Blacktop Confessionals: A blog documenting America’s classic Muscle Car

the-blacktop-confessionalsA guy named Beau Van Sickle started a very interesting project. As the author describes it:

“The mission of this project is to document and capture a rapidly disappearing way of life, so that many years from now our kids can still understand why cars were “cool”, and the road trip was the ultimate way to experience the great American landscape.”

You probably wonder how Beau will perfrom this project … well, he will travel across the United States gathering up all the hidden history America’s backroads have to offer before it’s gone forever. There will be a compilation of short film documentaries, photos and journal entries.

And that’s not everything – he’ll be documenting the experience of this country behind the wheel of an American Muscle car. Click on Read more to see how you can get updates from the road!

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Sep
29
2014

The Ford Mustang, the Pinnacle of Muscle?

1968-Ford-Mustang-GT500-EleanorWhen it comes to Muscle Cars, there are essentially three things that you’d normally associate with them – speed, power and style. There’s one particular car however that not only ticks these three boxes but is also historically considered by both petrolheads and casual drivers alike to be a cut above the rest – the Ford Mustang.

This muscle car in any of its models – GT, Coupe or Convertible to name a few – is a global best-seller which comes as no surprise as the legacy of this well-designed and constructed vehicle has firmly left its tyre tracks imprinted on motoring history since its incarnation in 1964; what follows are just some of the reasons why the Ford Mustang is the pinnacle of muscle:

A ‘Classic’ Muscle Car

A sure-fire sign of ‘classic’ car status is longevity in the markets, the Ford Mustang is the second-longest running make of muscle car in America but what further confirms the car’s prolonged prestige is the fact that the fundamentals of the designs and style have remained.

Yes, there are different shapes and models which have evolved over the decades, but the overall ‘look’ of the car is as recognisable today as it was in the sixties; the long chassis, wide tyres, chunky front grill and low-profile are unmistakably Ford Mustang – as the old adage geos ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. Read more!

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Sep
24
2014

Are Salary Sacrifice Schemes worth It for a Powerful Car?

powerful-car-salaryThe Employer

A salary sacrifice car scheme is a great part of a benefits package for employees as it helps those who would not normally be able to acquire a new car on just their salary alone. The part of their gross salary ‘sacrificed’ is not subject to income tax or National Insurance, which also means less NICs paid by the employer each month.

If your business already has another company car scheme then it allows those ineligible for it to benefit in a different way. Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions do various schemes including a salary sacrifice one which can be used alongside other company car initiatives. They also have 53,000 vehicles at their disposal meaning there should be something for everyone. Read more!

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Sep
21
2014

Insuring Your Classic Muscle Car in the UK,

viable-insurance-hgvFor years now owning a classic muscle car has been a dream for as many car-lovers outside its spiritual homeland of the United States as it has in it. Advances in technology have made importing models cheaper and the internet boom has helped make browsing a 1968 Pontiac Firebird Coupe or a Ford Falcon Cobra online extremely simple, and tempting. In recent years even Jeremy Clarkson has been converted!

As well as the challenge of commanding a left-hand drive on the UK’s streets, a rarer yet impressive breed of automobile can also appear trickier to insure on first sight. But it doesn’t have to be. Read more!

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Sep
11
2014

Muscle Car Madness: Should You Buy One Regardless of the Price?

many-muscle-carsAs the old adage goes “they don’t make them like they used to”; and this is especially true for muscle cars. A true favourite of the petrolhead, muscle cars have always been incredibly popular, but the risk of buying a lemon is strong. Not all muscle cars are created equally, and if you make a poor choice it can be costly.

So, with this in mind, how do you avoid buying a lemon? And what types of car should you be looking for in order to create the best possible investment?

Which Muscle Cars Should We Look For?

In many ways, the late 1960s were a golden era for muscle cars, with a fierce battle ensuing between American manufacturers to see who could produce the fastest car; as well as the one that could be deemed to be the coolest. Read more!

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Sep
9
2014

Mastering a Complex Art: Obtaining Viable Insurance for HGV Vehicles

viable-insurance-hgvThe market for auto insurance is a complex and changeable one, whether you are shopping as a consumer or a business owner. While households can often pay up to £700 more their annual car insurance premiums depending on their post code, for example, business can often be forced to invest more depending on the type of vehicles that they deploy within their fleet. This is particularly challenging for small businesses, who have minimal budgets and must remain focused on driving long-term profitability.

 

Obtaining Viable Insurance for HGV Vehicles: The Key Considerations

If you own a fleet of HGV vehicles (or an unemployed driver who owns and operates a single lorry), for example, it is crucial that you are able to successfully reduce insurance premiums. You must start by understanding how HGV insurance works, however, and more importantly identifying the individual facets that contribute towards viable coverage. You must initially be prepared to pay more when insuring a large commercial vehicle, as even transit vans can cost up to £100 more each year than standard cars. Read more!

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Sep
9
2014

Muscle Cars 2014 – Three of the Best

srt-familyIn 2014 Muscles Cars are still showing themselves to maintain the high-level of prestige and allure that make them such a desirable asset to car lovers across the globe. From the Far East to the UK to the Pacific North-West you will undoubtedly find a muscle car somewhere – either glinting elegantly while parked up in the sunnier climes, or tearing up the roads with gutsy, raw power in others.

Their unescapable charm is a combination of their more unashamed features: horse power, speed, size and noise. While the subtler touches of a modern vehicle complete the package: excellent build-quality, spacious interiors, modern-yet-classic dashboards, on-board computer systems and even something as straightforward as the convenience of tailgate gas struts; if the latter eludes you, you can find a superb range at SGS Engineering Ltd to add that touch of class to your car if you’re missing out. Read more!

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