Archive for 2011

The 17th Annual Orange Plaza Car Show

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Orange Sunrise Rotary’s Annual Hot Rodding Effort to Benefit YMCA of Orange

Within the hot rodding and custom car community there are several events held to benefit the lives of others, and the annual Orange Plaza Car Show is one of those events. Hosted by Orange Sunrise Rotary Club, this year marked the 17th annual event with proceeds going to the YMCA of Orange, Youth Literacy and Education Programs. (more…)

Desert Cruising

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Hacker’s Hot Rods & Customs Grand Opening & Car Show

Shop parties and informal hot rod gatherings are some of the best events around. They provide a relaxing environment for us gearheads to show off our rides and get better acquainted with our hot rodding brethren. The grub usually isn’t too shabby either. (more…)

Scenes From the Biggest Moparty in the West

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Mopars at the Strip 2011 Returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway

It’s called the Biggest Moparty in the west for good reason, and Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the event’s official home. Last April 8-10, the ninth edition of the Paintermotor.com (http://www NULL.Paintermotor NULL.com)-promoted Mopars at the Strip literally rolled into Sin City with car caravans coming from as far away as Oregon, Texas and Canada. For three whole days Mopar fans were treated to record-breaking runs, as witnessed by Stephen Herbert and his SS/AH Hemi Shootout ‘Cuda’s incredible 8.57-152.93; bumper dragging wheel stands, particularly in the A/FX Nostalgia Super Stock category where there was a big surprise finish; lots of concourse quality Mopars in the car show area; a total of four divisions and 40 classes, like Popular Choice, World’s Ultimate Mopar, Judged and Best of Show/Editor’s Choice; and it all culminated in a parade of champions. (more…)

Run to the Sun

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

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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…)

Quick Big-Bloc Bolt-on Power

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

A Quick Fuel Carburetor, Sanderson Headers And Magnaflow Exhaust Breathe New Life Into This Old 396

Muscle cars that were built decades ago tend to need a little updating. Lacking the developments in technology for improved suspension, braking and certain speed-producing conveniences that we enjoy today, enthusiasts were forced to use what was available at the time. That probably explains why the ’71 El Camino we have been working on that was built in the ‘90s was originally dropped with Astro van spindles and cut springs. (more…)

New Products

Friday, December 9th, 2011

New Vintage Three-in-One Instrument Sets

Running out of room in your dash? New Vintage has taken all of your pertinent information and placed it in one gauge package. The 4 3/8-inch gauges feature programmable speedometer, tachometer, voltmeter, oil pressure, water temperature and a GM-match fuel level gauge. The high-tech stepper motor movements and LED lighting behind the scenes are the core of the units, and the styling carries on what New Vintage designers have started with in their famous Woodward and 69 Series. (more…)

Biggest “Little” Car Show

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Reno’s Hot August Nights

While Reno calls itself the biggest little city, the Hot August Nights event held there is anything but small. Now in its 25th year, HAN is widely recognized as the largest classic car and nostalgia festival in the United States, selling out some 6,000 participant vehicle passes, and attracting a gazillion visitors. Way more than just a car show, it celebrates a simpler time with a diverse mix of ’72 or older vehicles, everything from rods to muscle cars to classics. (more…)

Brothers Show & Shine

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Classic Chevy Trucks Gather in SoCal

Let’s face facts, some guys are very brand loyal when it comes to trucks. There are Chevy guys, Ford Guys, etc. who crave anything sporting a Bow Tie or Blue Oval. Brothers Truck Parts has made a name for itself catering to those calling Chevy sheet metal home, offering restoration parts and aftermarket components for classic GM pickups. (more…)

How to Build a Hose Assembly

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Hose Assemblies The Easy Way

Every time you look over a race engine you will notice most of the hoses are covered with a stainless braid. This stainless wrap protects the hoses from punctures or cuts. Very important in racing. Constant rubbing against body parts or even other hoses, tends to damage an unprotected one. Not only does this wrap work, it really looks cool. (more…)