V8 Supercars Holden Sandman Outfitted To Promote Cancer Awareness

The iconic V8 Supercars Holden Sandman has a new graphics scheme for this month, as men’s cancer awareness charity, Blue September, takes over the vehicle, according to GoAuto.

Blue September is a charity to raise awareness for testicular cancer, a front often overlooked. V8 Supercars has decided to make the message loud and clear with the Sandman’s 637 hp V8, allowing the one-off Commodore to rocket from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds.

The campaign has a goal to raise $400,000 AUD to fund early diagnosis equipment for the Australian Prostate Cancer Research and Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

V8 Supercar builder, Triple Eight, and automotive retailer Autobarn will kicked off the month with the car’s unveiling at Autobarn Logan City in Queensland where Blue September campaign director Mike Chapman explained “the importance of educating young Aussie men about the early signs of testicular cancer, whilst breaking down current stigmas around men

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1969 C3 Corvette GT-1 It A Turn Key Racer: eBay Find

It’s unlikely you’ll be able to own your own C7.R any time soon, so why not go back in time with a storied SCCA racer?

eBay has listed this 1969 C3 Corvette GT-1 for auction after it received the attention it needs in restoration and a fresh 350 cubic-inch small block V8. Paired to the small-block V8 is a Muncie M22 transmission for shifting duties and other racing bits to create a true race experience.

Along with the sale come vintage photos of the 1969 C3 Corvette GT-1 and a logbook with tech stamps.

The seller lists the buy it now price at $69,000, which seems reasonable for the amount of fun the future owner will have whipping this turn-key racer about.

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1959 C1 Corvette ‘Purple People Eater’ Comes With A Stored Racing History

Quite a few prominent vehicles from motorsports history have been lost in the shuffle through the years but, when the right person recognizes its significance, it can make for quite the comeback story.

That’s the case with the 1959 C1 Corvette “Purple People Eater.” The 1959 Corvette secured the SCCA National Championship that same year, with driver Jim Jeffords behind the wheel. Nickey Chevrolet campaigned the vehicle and, in order to allow the Corvette to stand out from the competition, the car was painted the eye-catching purple hue.

The 1959 Corvette campaigned with the 290 hp 283 cubic-inch V8, paired to a four-speed manual transmission before it was sold into obscurity after 1961.

But, in 1974, Carlisle Events promoter Chip Miller, purchased the car at a swap meet for merely $800, unaware of its racing significance. It quickly became clear how special the car was, and the Corvette was

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Still Need A Car For The Dream Cruise? Consider This 1964 Cadillac Coupe De Vile

Up for sale on Craigslist for less than $15K could be your pinch-hitting vehicle for this weekend’s Woodward Dream Cruise. Though, it is far from stock, if you care about that sort of thing.

Here we have a (relatively) clean 1964 Cadillac Coupe De Ville that now gets its grunt courtesy of a 5.3L Vortec 5300 V8 lifted from a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. Aftermarket air filter aside, we’re told the engine is completely stock and counts just 32,000 miles. Not technically an LS-swap, but close enough.

The install looks pretty clean from where were standing.

The install looks pretty clean from where we’re standing.

Thankfully, the owner also swapped the tranny for sturdier bit of kit in the form of a 4L60 automatic transmission, also sourced from the now-stripped ’03 Silverado.

There are also loads of other goodies like a custom

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Opel-Vauxhall Vivaro Wins Another Award

Vauxhall’s British-built Vivaro – which comprises all variants sold in the U.K. and mainland Europe except for the high-roofed version – recently won the award for best medium panel van at the annual Commercial Fleet Awards held in Telford, England. It’s the third time in recent months the popular cargo van has picked up a ‘best’ nod.

Judges described it as “an excellent fleet package,” and added, “Vauxhall took a risk when it completely re-engineered this van, but it has paid off with excellent build quality, a great driving experience, good fuel economy, improved payload and an impressive load length.”

The judges also praised it for its safety technology and solid three-year/100,000-mile warranty.

“Built at our Luton plant, its excellent practicality, efficiency and comfort makes it the perfect choice for commercial vehicle operators,” said Richard Collier, Vauxhall’s National Commercial Vehicle and B2B Sales Manger. “We’re thrilled to see the Vauxhall Vivaro honoured, once again, for being the

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