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 |  May 24 2011, 4:10 PM

The Reagan Library located in Simi Valley, California, will debut an exhibition on May 27th called Start Your Engines: American Race Cars at the Reagan Library. This exhibit will feature race cars and other racing memorabilia. This exhibit will be featured at the Reagan Library, because of the former President’s interest in racing.

The exhibit will run until Oct. 23 and will display several famous cars from NASCAR and the Indy 500. Cars  driven  by Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Jimmie Johnson and Dan Wheldon will be on display, as well as trophies, helmets, fire suits and photos.

Reagan’s NASCAR passion was highlighted in 1984 at the Firecracker 400 at Daytona Speedway when he started the race from Air Force One saying “Gentleman, start your engines!” phrase. Later that day, Air Force One landed behind the Daytona Speedway in full view of the fans.

[Source: Autoweek]

 |  May 17 2011, 6:34 PM

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The most die-hard Dale Earnhardt fans can now own a piece of machinery dedicated to his namesake and prowess on the NASCAR track. Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet is now offering a Chevy Camaro fit to be nicknamed the Camaro Intimidator, paying homage to the fallen NASCAR driver. Thing is, you have to be a pretty die-hard Earnhardt fan to shell over the $80,000 they’re asking for it.

The price tag is somewhat warranted however, as you’ll be receiving the keys to a 704-hp supercharged Camaro. And power underneath the hood isn’t all that the Intimidator will offer; the aesthetics sport a bit of a NASCAR flavor with an aluminum blade spoiler and front racing splitter. Along with the Eaton supercharger, other modifications include upgraded suspension, chassis modifications, a custom exhaust and larger brakes.

Minor accessories to the vehicle include a vented hood, chrome plated Intimidator badges, a new grille, afterburner-style tail lights, 6LE Designs gauges and engraved chromed wheels. And for those that think $80,000 is too small a price to pay in order to show off your Earnhardt respect there’s a Historic edition available for $85,000, but no details were available on what makes it historic.

GALLERY: Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Camaro Intimidator

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[Source: Jalopnik]