Frankie’s Garage: A Chevy Corvette Turned into a Mach 5

sppedracermach5The 1960s anime Speed Racer left an impression with this car fanatic and customizer Jerry Patrick.  His dream was to build the Mach 5 car from the cartoon.  What was once a 1994 Chevy Corvette has been chopped, sliced and converted into Speed Racer’s Mach 5.  The car uses fiber class for the shape and look.  The process takes about 3-5 months to build one.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Mustang GT350 Killer

camarozl12017The American muscle wars are heating up with the new 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 from the 2016 New York Auto Show.  This 2017 Camaro ZL1 is ready to take on Ford’s Mustang GT350.  For the first time in it’s history there will be an option for a 10-speed automatic transmission as it comes with a super-charged 6.2L LT4 V8 that pumps out 640 horses.

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Frankie’s Garage: Camaro Z/28 vs Mustang GT350R

chevyz28vsfordgt350rAmerican muscle that are super track spec cars battle it out.  Motor Trend’s latest Head 2 Head episode takes a look at the outgoing Chevrolet 2015 Camaro Z/28 versus the Ford 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350R.

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Frankie’s Garage: ReCap of SEMA 2014

SEMA2014The aftermarket of tuning cars and trucks is alive and well.  The SEMA 2014 show last week was bigger than ever and if you weren’t there to see some of the hot tuned rides and products, here’s some fun re-cap videos from this past SEMA 2014!

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Frankie’s Garage: 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28

camaro z28 00Ignition takes a look at the Mustang-killer – the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.  This street-legal track car has 505 horses, a NA 7.0L V8, 6-speed stick and comes with wide-sticky tires.  Now the Camaro can fight head-to-head against the Ford Mustang BOSS 302 Laguna SECA and Ford Shelby Mustang GT500.  This sticker price of this Z/28 is pricey at upwards of more than $75,000.00USD.

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Frankie’s Garage: 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06

z06 stingrayMotor Trend takes a first look at the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z06.  It comes with a 6.2L supercharged V8 producing 625 horses and Z06 aero-package.  The engine should sound amazing.

SPOTLIGHT: Central Valley Lowrider Car Show in Lindsay California

Retrenders Spotlight - Lindsay Lowrider Car Show - Ruben Gonzalez & Danny De La PazRetrenders Spotlight -  Lowrider Car Show - ChevroletThe Central Valley is well known for putting on the best of Lowrider Car shows and this one took place in Lindsay, California. Here you can meet the pioneer and founder of Lowrider Magazine himself, Sonny Madrid, and actor Danny De La Paz, who starred in films American Me and Boulevard Nights. His most recent film is “Kill Kapone“. I was only able to catch Danny as he was having a conversation with Lindsay’s Lowrider Car Show Promoter, Ruben Gonzalez.

The Lowrider Car Show proudly brought together a floor full of classic to modern Lowrider vehicles showcased at McDermont Field House & Sports Center in Lindsay, California. We talked to Sal Sierra about his 1936 Pick-up Truck along with a few other Lowrider and aficionados themselves: Roy Tolentino, Alfred & Mary Torrez, and Yoli Preciado. Even the Mayor of Lindsay, Ramona Padilla, had a few words to say about the car show.

Some of the car clubs that could be found at the show were: Lindsay’s Finest, Nuestro Pride, Nuestro Estilo, Rollerz Only, and Brown Effects.

FILMED: Short Doc / Magazine Style (Shot on the Fly)

Produced & Edited by Johnny Moreno.

I apologize for those that I was unable to film and interview. Telling everything about Lowriders definitely needs an in depth – present to historical visit about Lowrider culture and the people that are involved and making a difference. This video is simply a taste about the Lowrider world.

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