An interesting article, bringing a recollection of a certain 1967 Camaro. Our ‘67 had the same 250 cube six, but with a floor shifted three speed. We traded it for the ‘69 Firebird 400. There was a noticeable difference in power no matter what the author of this article recalls! https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/04/08/hot-rod-stovebolts-and-other-chevrolet-six-cylinder-memories/?refer=news
I have always loved this generation Riviera. While I don't know much about them, there's some good insight here. A manual transmission would make it much more appealing, but a laid back cruiser has some charm as well. https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/02/21/nine-reasons-to-own-a-1971-73-buick-riviera/ Header image from Hemmings.com
While we have been hearing for years how electric cars are the way of the future, at least one automaker noticed that the reliable old internal combustion engine (ICE) still had some room for improvement. An improvement of 27% efficiency no less! If real, this could be a game changer. Mazda is developing a clean … Continue reading This is a Big Deal
Stay tuned for at least one exciting announcement this week.. maybe two.
While we prefer to give you engaging original content here at Alpha Gearhead, sometimes something comes along that's too good not to share. Such is the case for Angelo Uccello's article at DriveTribe.com on the demise of the manual transmission. Enjoy! via The Demise Of The Manual Gearbox - The Evolution of Supercar Transmission | … Continue reading A Kindred Spirit