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Fall Auto Rally 2001
held at the Volo Auto Museum -- Volo, Illinois
by Rick Smith

Subaru WRX
Porsche Boxster
Roush Mustang
Impala Police Cruiser
Pontiac TransAm Firehawk
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Ford Thunderbolt
Cadillac DeVille -- XM Radio
GMC Sierra
Thunderbird Classic

The Corvette has been a popular car since its inception in the fifties. The performance-loaded Z06 will favorably add to its impressive history.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Z06 nameplate

The Z06 logo proves that this car has a stellar amount of horsepower -- over twice as much as most cars. Putting it on the outside should serve to impress ALL onlookers.

Instrument cluster

Center console

Massive rear end of this car

The Corvette looks great from both the front and side, so why is the rear so W I D E ? I think the rear end needs to go on a "diet" and lose some of its large breadth.

Exceptional looking engine compartment -- not sure how easy spark plugs will be to change, but its layout is clean and well organized -- it also looks cool.

HUD (heads up display)

A key technology item available on this car is the heads up display. It lets you "see" both your speed (if you care) and the tach reading on the windshield, without having to look at the impressive instrument cluster. Nice idea -- with 406 horsepower, you DO need to concentrate on watching the road when you stomp on the accelerator.

Ford Thunderbolt

Pontiac TransAm Firehawk

Dated: February 3, 2002 (updated September 2002)

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