Archive for April, 2010

Chrismans’ Christmas Party

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Industry Greats Gather For the Holidays

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There is something very special about visiting Art Chrisman’s shop in Santa Ana, California. In size, it is about as large as most garages and the equipment is standard. But it is not buildings and tools that draw people to this site, but the man himself and the heritage of the Chrisman family. The Chrismans have been involved in motorsports for over 60 years. They set high standards for their work on cars and in developing driving performance that have inspired others. No question they are the team to beat, the absolute best to pit your skills against. The Christmas Party is equally popular and looked forward to by fans and friends. You never know whom you will meet at Chrismans’ garage. Stu Hilborn, Ed Iskenderian, Jerry Kugel, Phil Remington, Roy Fjastad, Jim Dunn, Jack Underwood, “TV” Tommy Ivo, and many others drop by to visit and relive the golden age of motorsports.

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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…)

Wagons, Ho!

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Main The idea of a Nova wagon caravan came to me years ago, after I bought my first ’66 Chevy II V-8 wagon in 1989, thanks to Mitch Kim, custom pintriper from Portland, Oregon.

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Centrifugal Force

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Main If this orange ’10 Camaro SS looks familiar, it is because it was on the cover of the Dec. ’09 issue of <Drive!> in which it had undergone an Eibach suspension upgrade. The owner, who loves the way the Chevy now handles, now wants to go faster. To that end, he decided to have Vortech install one of its new ’10 Camaro SS V-3 Systems.

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