SEMA Show 2016: Hot Finds on Day Three

SEMA 2016 has been amazing so far, and with each day comes more and more beautiful builds to be discovered. So we'll get right to it for day three of four! Though the show is massive this year, by Day Three, we'd pretty much seen it all, or so we thought. Then we found what has been dubbed “OPTIMA Alley”-- the alleyway between the Convention Center and the Westgate Hotel … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge: Road America

Text and Photo's by Kaleb Kelley OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car Challenge set off on Friday at Johnson Control's headquarters in Glendale, MI. A quick car show with food provided brought the participants in to register and show off their car. Afterwards, everybody headed to Andrew Chevrolet for dinner and viewing of the first episode of OPTIMA's Search for the … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Las Vegas

Last weekend marked the first Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge in Las Vegas, aside from the invitational held after SEMA. This event was number three of ten in the series and was held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a mecca of fuel burning fun in the Las Vegas area. Driving to Vegas is always an exciting trip, since it's only about four hours away. For roughly three solid … [Read more...]

RideTech 48 Hour Corvette WINS Optima Texas!

A tired yet excited Chris Smith with the RideTech 48 Hour Corvette in Texas' Winner's Circle! In keeping with our original intentions, we have thrashed the 48 Hour Corvette since its birth a mere 14 days ago. This weekend at the Optima Ultimate Street Car event in Ft. Worth Texas we were rewarded with our first WIN! Chris Smith was able to pilot the Corvette to a convincing … [Read more...]

Tmcp #235 Ken Thwaits – Racer, Camaro Collector, Business Owner, 2014 OSUSC Points Leader

  This weeks interview is with Ken Thwaits, race car driver, car collector, entrepreneur, and the inaugural 2014 points champion of the 2014 Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car. He is also founder and President of Precision Dynamics International. I asked Ken onto the show because, quite honestly, in our small world of muscle car racing he came onto the scene a … [Read more...]

Advance Auto Parts USCA 2015 Event #1 – Thunderhill Raceway Park

Advance Auto Parts USCA 2015 Event #1 – Thunderhill Tony Huntimer The USCA Series If you don’t already know, the USCA is the Ultimate Street Car Association. It’s a sanctioning body formed to create safe, fun, and high profile national events for street legal performance vehicles. This association is used to find the cars to populate the Optima [Batteries] Ultimate Street … [Read more...]

Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car Presented by Advance Auto Parts

Wake Up!! The alarm clock went off at 4 a.m. Still half asleep, I knew that meant it was time to get up and hit the road to Thunderhill Raceway Park for the opening Optima qualifier for 2015. My wife has always been supportive of my hobby, but had never attended a track event with me, so this was going to be a first for both of us. The weather was calling for a chance of … [Read more...]