People’s Choice Car Show and Garage Parade


Throughout the show, the variety of cars was a mix like this. I loved it. I mean here we’ve got a four door, next to a drop top coupe from the 60s, next to an early 90s truck. Or you can look at it—from left to right—as supercharged, next to normally aspirated, next to turbocharged.

Speaking of turbocharged, do we remember these GMC Typhoon and Cyclone trucks? They were some bad rides back in the day with 280hp and 360 lb-ft of torque through an AWD drivetrain that split torque 35/65 front to rear. This combo was good for ripping 0-60 in 5.3 seconds and mid 13-second quarters. With only 4,697 Typhoons ever built between 1991-1993, you rarely see them anymore. In fact, it's been years since I've seen one. Coincidentally, however, I saw one today for the time since moving to Kansas in 2005. Even more strange, it was red (real clean and cool looking, too), which represented less than 10% of all of them built. Half of the Tyhpoons were black and another 25% were white.

This was the first time I’d seen the new Acura NSX in person. I like it. It's hard to believe this little guy weighs 3800 lb, however.  Still, with a 575 bhp 3.5-liter twin turbo engine good for a low-11 second quarter, you can sign me up (cough–did you just say “$200k”??).

Around here, Mopar is everywhere. It seems like everyday I either see a Hellcat or at least a 392 Charger or Challenger around these parts. With its 6.2-liter V8 tire smoker, this AMG Mercedes deserved to be parked here as well.

You know the owner of that little red Scion was like “wth” when these guys pulled around him.  Let’s take a look at the Chevelle in the foreground, shall we?

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