Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

One Bad Nova

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Don Clark is the second owner of this ‘67 Nova SS. Its original owner purchased it in Southern California. The Nova was delivered from the factory with an inline six-cylinder engine and was painted butternut yellow. Now painted two-tone burnt orange and gold, the Ram Jet 350 engine was built by Wylie, TX, Wade Faustmann and his crew at Wade’s Rod & Custom.

Don Clark’s ’67 Nova SS

The 1966-67 has become the most popular Nova model Chevrolet ever built. These mighty little compact two doors are all the rage among today’s muscle car builders. Enthusiasts have been building the little deuce coupes for decades now, but there’s one gentleman who really did it right: Don Clark from McKinney, Texas, collaborated with Wade Faustmann of Wade’s Rod & Custom in Wylie, Texas. Wade and his crew are responsible for building this incredible two-tone burnt orange and gold metallic ’67 Nova SS. It’s an incredible muscle machine! (more…)

Mike Watts’ Fesler-Built ‘55 Chevrolet 210

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

When Mike Watts dropped off his ‘55 Chevrolet 210 with the crew from Fesler Built, he left very specific instructions. He instructed them to build a clean driver, a car he could jump behind the wheel of and spend the day on the road having fun. (more…)

Danica Patrick Interview

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

The Driver Talks About her Support of Drive4COPD and her Versatile Racing Career

Recently, we had a chance to interview Danica Patrick. We talked with her about her support of and her personal connection to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as driving in the IRL and NASCAR. And since you’re probably ready to skip over the introduction to get to the discussion, here it is, Drive’s exclusive interview with Danica Patrick. (more…)

This Drop Top GTO Has Teeth

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

When one thinks of a convertible, one thinks of lazy drives along the coast with the top down, someone special beside you and lunch in Santa Barbara. One doesn’t think of huge horsepower and a state-of-the-art handling and brake package. (more…)


Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

When is a woodie not a woodie? When instead of wood, it has artisan applied paint that looks like wood.

When Brian Vanzant of Paducah, Kentucky brought his 1950 Chevrolet to the crew at Brad Starks Rod & Custom, also of Paducah, Ky., It was painted solid white, had 4 doors, was running but un-restored and as Starks deadpanned, “it needed brakes.”


Above All Else, Form and Function

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The Goodguys 2009 Street Machine of the Year

Vintage American cars have a style all of their own. They have bold lines, larger-than-life features and big horsepower. They have all that and more. But sleek? (more…)


Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Ratrods Overrun Southern Oregon

Normally, the idea of rodents swarming over the bucolic little town of Grant’s Pass, Ore., would be the stuff of nightmares. (more…)

Blood, Sweat, & Gears

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

One Sliced and Diced Mini

Mike Partyka
1979 Datsun 620 Pickup
Fruita, CO


Up, Up And Away

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

This Satellite Gasser Seems Headed For The Stars

Don’t get us wrong, we love the Pro Stock class now running in NHRA, but graphics aside, they now all look pretty much like the same car. We get that they are probably very slippery wind tunnel-wise, but they don’t have … what’s the word we’re looking for? Soul. That’s it.


Blackie’s Last Stand?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

The 50th Annual Fresno Autorama


Though it is properly known as the Fresno Autorama, for all intents and purposes and to his legion of fans, it’s simply recognized as “Blackie’s show.” For the past 50 years, Mike “Blackie” Gejeian has been the heart and soul of this show. Gejeian, as usual, handpicked all of the vehicles in attendance, and the crowd came to see him as much as they did the amazing array of cars, trucks and motorcycles.