Month: July 2009
For a first in the life of Inches of Mercury, we’ll be doing a week long theme! For this week, we’ll be showing only our favorite images of the Pro-Touring variety of vehicles. Although a slightly difficult genre of car to define, it is generally considered to be Pro Touring if it is a classic American muscle car that has been rebuilt or reworked to have updated and modern components. Some common upgrades: large brake kits, upgraded suspension, increased output or completely swapped engine, large diameter wheels, full exhaust, and swapped transmissions. Essentially, these cars are designed to attack the road and track. Enjoy the feature!
See you next time!
I’ve liked rotaries ever since I saw them running wide open in the Rolex Series spitting fire and whining like nothing I’d ever heard before. Tossing in a few turbos never really hurt the equation either. This RX-7 has many of my favorite elements on a car: Flat black, gold wheels, color matched livery, and a good stance. The spoiler seems like it was meant for a drag car, and adds a unique flavor to an already impressive car. Despite the fact that the front aero is a little beat up, it’s still a winner of a car. Thanks to $mok3y on Flickr for the cool snaps!
They don’t come much nicer than this. I’ve had this picture for quite awhile, just never got around to posting it. Sometime you find someone who has the knowledge, the attention to detail, and the desire to make something truly special, and this is it. Genuine parts, quality work and excellent taste are what is required to create a masterpiece like this. I believe this car is or was owned by the man behind JDM Ego Well done!
I like lightly modified cars just as much as I like wildly modified ones. This particular example posted up by Bill from 360Forged is just great. Not only is the photography top notch (as it always is) the car is really special too. My only complaint? The red brakes. They could definitely be paint matched blue with either chrome or black lettering. I always thought now that the Viper ACR was out, regular SRT-10 Vipers would be cast by the wayside but this car proves me very wrong. I like being wrong.