Ultimate Street Car Association

Carbage, SEMA 2018, and 2019: A Review and Preview

Last year, Carbage took some big leaps forward starting at the 2017 SEMA Show. From there it’s been a growth full of ups and downs, but the rate remained constant. For 2018, I’m increasing my effort to continue to grow this site to become what I have dreamed it would be: a place for gearheads […]

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The Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational: Results

For only the second time in its 10-year history, a make that wasn’t a Chevrolet has won the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational. Ken Thwaits’ 2006 Mitsubishi Evolution IX also marks the first time an import, a sedan, and an all-wheel-drive has taken the overall of the event. Searching for the ultimate street car is […]

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Optima Invitational Takeover at Shelby American

The Road Rally is always a treat for the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational drivers and for the past three years the OUSCI has taken over the Shelby American headquarters in Las Vegas. The Lucas Oil Road Rally portion of the Optima Invitational is a test to determine the true road worthiness of competitor vehicles. […]

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Car Spotting at the Optima Invitational

While it’s normally all about the racing, the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational brings out the best cars to ride on two wheels. Some coming from SEMA while others are competing that day. Here are some of the select cars from the OUSCI. While most of the cars at the OUSCI are street driven works […]

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Corvette Stalking at the Optima Invitational

The Corvette is quintessential American Performance Coupe and it’s well represented at the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational, the final round of the Ultimate Street Car Association. Here are some of my picks from the bunch. The Corvette, just saying the name brings up images of Daytona, Sebring, Road Atlanta, and other classic automotive race […]

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