Do you remember “Cruising the Boro” back in the days or remember when Hatboro was one of the biggest cruising towns on the East Coast and in several magazines! Well after all these years Hatboro’s Tri-Centennial community has decided that it is time to bring back all the cars, trucks and bikes to cruise the town again – like we did back in the day. There will be Hatboro Fire Police available if needed. We are trying to recreate the way we cruised back in the day – there is no designated turn around areas – so turn around at some old familiar spots or create some one news. This is a drop in event, no registrations needed – feel free to cruise the town as much as you would like too! Vehicles must to street legal and all traffic laws with be strictly enforced. There will be DJ’s playing some great music and plenty of vendors at the Hatboro Farmer’s Market , Face Painting, Restaurant Discounts, Balloon Twisters, Live Music, Big Band Sound and DJ’s all over town! So shine up those cars and lets get ready to cruise and have a great night.
WRC is widely regarded as the most challenging motorsport championship in the world. In 2016, the roads on this epic Motorsport adventure with 14 rallies on everything from snow and ice packed rural tracks to rock-strewn mountain passes. Watch this best of video as drivers battle to complete these stages as quickly as possible. Along the way, a co-driver reads detailed pace notes that explain what is coming up ahead. Competitors drive to and from each stage on public roads, observing normal traffic regulations.
Each rally features a number (typically between 15 and 25) of timed sections – known as stages – run on closed roads.
Drivers battle one at a time to complete these stages as quickly as possible, with timing down to 1/10th second. Along the way, a co-driver reads detailed pace notes that explain what is coming up ahead. Competitors drive to and from each stage on public roads, observing normal traffic regulations.
Most rallies follow the same basic itinerary. This starts with two days of ‘reconnaissance’ where driver and co-driver practise the route, at limited speed, to make pace notes. It is followed by ‘shakedown’ – a full speed test of their rally car – with the competition proper running for three days from Friday to Sunday.
Because rallies go on for several days, competitors visit a ‘service park’ at pre-determined points to allow technicians to perform mechanical work on each car. Service time is strictly limited, with each stop being either 10, 30 or 45 minutes. At the end of each day’s competition, cars are held in a secure parc ferme.
Away from the service park, only the driver and co-driver can work on their car, using only tools and spare parts carried on board.
Penalties and Points
Time penalties are applied if visits to the service park exceed the allotted time. Penalties are also given to competitors who arrive late at stage starts, or any other check-points throughout the event.
This mean Chevy is a nightmare on any street. Slick black paint, massive blower, WELD aluminium wheels with massive performance tires on the rear, just one quick look at this Chevrolet Camaro SS is enough to realize that you are in front of a serious street machine. Everything inside is in black as well including the set of dice hanging on the rear view mirror, but the heart of this beast is under the hood. It is powered by a Supercharged 540 cubic inch Big Block V8 pushing out approx. 1100 horses and controlled by a 4-speed Auto trans.
Wanna race? If so you may want to reconsider. You see this is Dru Diesner’s 1972 Chevrolet Nova and it’s anything but stock. From a looks perspective it’s nothing special, in fact most people wouldn’t put up $500 for this thing. Look a little deeper though and OH MOMMA! You see under its faded green paint lurks a twin supercharged LS2 that makes 1,160 hp… at the rear wheels. It epitomizes the term “sleeper”, and is lethal to just about every other road going vehicle it comes in contact with. Big Muscle recently visited Northern Chicago to get a sample of this beast, and holy crap was it one of the best automotive experiences we’ve ever had.
The wreck at the 1960 Daytona Modified Sportsman Race remains, to this day, the largest in all of NASCAR history. There were 68 cars on the track and 37 of them piled up in one giant accident. Miraculously, no one was injured, but that entire year served as a lesson in safety for NASCAR.
Two separate pileups occurred in the first of two different 125-mile qualifying races, five drivers were seriously injured, popular drivers Johnny Beauchamp and Lee Petty suffered career-ending injuries after wrecking in the second qualifier, and multiple other car crashes resulted in some major changes in NASCAR. For starters, the quantity of drivers allowed on the track at one time was greatly reduced from 68 to 43.
A performance car is an automobile that is designed and constructed specifically for speed. The design and construction of a performance car involves not only providing a capable power train but also providing the handling and braking systems to support it.
Performance cars are road vehicles, capable of providing transport. Specially designed racing cars are not normally regarded as performance cars, but performance cars are often raced.
There is a great deal of overlap between performance cars and sports cars, but not all performance cars are sports cars, and not all sports cars are performance cars. The MG TC, for example, is a prototypical sports car, but even by the standards of its day was unexceptional in its performance.
Similarly, some hot rods are performance cars, but many hot rods are either built for show rather than for performance, or are not intended to be roadworthy, or both. Those hot rods that are built for on-road performance put their emphasis on straight line speed and acceleration, and in this they represent one extreme of a continuum of performance cars, the opposite extreme of which is represented by cars that emphasize handling rather than straight line speed, such as the Lotus Elise.
Performance cars can also be classified according to their source:
Some luxury car marques, such as Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin and Porsche, produce only performance cars. These are designed from the outset for performance.
Some car makers have subsidiaries dedicated to developing high-performance versions of their cars, such as Holden Special Vehicles, quattro GmbH and Mercedes-AMG.
Then there is Super Street Auto’s this includes a variety of vehicles mostly built by the owners as a hobby. A large segment of the automotive aftermarket industry is dedicated to such performance-enhancing modifications and that’s what this web site is dedicated to.
Street racing is an unsanctioned and illegal form of motor racing that occurs on a public road. Street racing can either be spontaneous or well-planned and coordinated. Well coordinated races are planned in advance and often have people communicating via 2-way radio/citizens’ band radio and using police scanners and GPS units to mark locations of local police hot spots. Auto-SS.com does not encourage or condone this behavior with that said enjoy our site. Ready Set Go!