2013 Camaro takes top spot for July sales

2013 Camaro takes top spot for July sales

Last month, Ford came out on top with more than 9,000 Mustangs sold, beating out the Camaro and the Challenger.

But could the Blue Oval take the lead again in July?

Apparently not. According to Torque News, the Chevy Camaro outsold the Mustang last month with 7,969 units, and had a 15% increase over sales at this time last year. The Mustang came in second with 5,768 sold, and the Challenger was last with 4,271.

How does that affect sales numbers for the year? Take a look.

Chevy Camaro: 50,281

Ford Mustang: 48,879

Dodge Challenger: 34,253

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Bathtub racing requires vehicles to have 2-cylinder engines

Gearheads modify bathtub for competitive off-road event.

A bathtub has been modified for a unique amateur racing series that seems to exist among friends in Germany. (If you know otherwise, leave a comment below.) According to the YouTube description, the rules say only a 2-cylinder engine is allowed to power a racer’s custom tub.

The first half of the video features the bathtub being test driven. Scroll ahead to 1:45 to see it in action.

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Subaru puts muscle car owners to shame at 2013 Powercruise Houston

Subaru, Mustang, GT, 2013, Powercruise, Houston

In this clip from 1320video, the owner of this Subaru talks about how he took down almost everything he went up against, except one muscle car in particular at 2013 Powercruise Houston. (You’ll have to watch to find out.)

Check out how this Subaru goes against this Mustang GT. The winner may not be as obvious as you think.

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Hyperfest 2013 featured epic roll over contest

Hyperfest 2013 featured epic roll over contest

The 12th annual HyperFest event took place at Summit Point, West Virginia, back in June and drew thousands of spectators to see more than a dozen automotive events that featured everything from drifting competitions to ride-alongs with professional racers.

Among the popular events at HyperFest is the Roll Over Contest, and after watching this vid in slow motion, it looks like drivers have the proper protective gear on. Check out the carnage in the video at the top of the page, and tell us what you think. Leave a comment below, or send us a tweet to @PowerBlockTV.

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Lamborghini Giugiaro concept crashes during its run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Lamborghini Giugiaro concept crashes during its run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

A Lamborghini Giugiaro concept crashes during its run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this month.

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Video captures electric car’s crash at Pikes Peak 2013

Video captures electric car's crash at Pikes Peak 2013

This 2013 eO PP01 driven by Janis Horeliks crashes at Halfway Picnic Grounds during Pikes Peak 2013. According to the YouTube description, the driver was able to make it out and seemed to be ok.

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Ford uses robots to test durability

Robot driving Ford van to test durability

In testing the durability of its upcoming fullsize Transit vans, Ford has begun using autonomous robotic technology to pilot vehicles through the punishing courses of its Michigan Proving Grounds test facility. The robots allow Ford to run more durability tests in a single day than it could with human drivers, as well as create even more challenging tests that wouldn’t be safe to run with a human behind the wheel.

The technology being used was developed by Utah-based Autonomous Solutions. Ford’s autonomous test vehicles follow a pre-programmed course and their position is tracked via GPS and cameras that are being monitored from a central control room. Though the route is predetermined, the robotic control module operates the steering, acceleration and braking to keep the vehicle on course as it drives over broken concrete, cobblestones, metal grates, rough gravel, mud pits and oversize speed bumps.