Archive for the ‘Feature’ Category

Mr. Norm’s Challenger and ‘Cuda 426-ci Convertibles

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Based on the Challenger SRT-8, the Mr. Norm’s 426 Hemi Challenger and 426 Hemi ‘Cuda Convertibles echo the styling and performance of the original, iconic, E-body muscle cars that inspired the creation of these vehicles. These drop tops mark the beginning of a new chapter in the history of two legendary muscle cars that spans nearly 40 years. (more…)

A 700-Plus Horsepower Pavement-Pounding Mustang Tribute

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

People build all-out pavement-shredding muscle cars for all sorts of different reasons. Some build them because they’ve always dreamt of owning one in high school and years later they finally have the financial ability to do so. Some do it as a status symbol and some do it just to be able to command a bunch of horsepower and experience the pin-your-back to the seat torque. But what about building a muscle car for a completely unselfish reason altogether? Building tribute vehicles to honor our American heroes that fight for our freedom is nothing new, but each project dedicated to the efforts and sacrifices of our young soldiers is a testament to how truly awesome their work is. (more…)

This Big-Block Camaro Looks Good From all Angles

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

It’s hard to believe that this car was designed and built in three months. And while we have all gotten used to watching builds on cars happen on TV with deadlines like the SEMA Show or the Detroit Autorama, this Camaro had to be done for something more important than all of those things rolled into one: Becky Austin’s 40th birthday. (more…)

One Fast-Moving, Modernized Chevelle

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Once upon a time muscle cars were about putting the largest torque-wrenching motor inside of a small or midsized car–style and comfort be damned! Power was everything. Chances are that car didn’t have all of the niceties that we now take for granted. But not anymore, the total package is what many desire from their muscle cars, including power, style, handling and comfort. Nick Martorano of Lighthouse Point, Florida, sought to take his clean but outdated ‘70 Chevelle to the next level. (more…)

The ‘65 Hedman Hedders Mustang GT Test Mule

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The birth of the Ford Mustang was an awakening for Ford and the auto industry. The Ford sales department estimated it would sell maybe 100,000 units of its new Mustangs, but that estimation turned out to be more of a grand underestimation. By the end of the full first year of production, 418,812 units had shot out of dealers’ showrooms. The wave surged from coupes and convertibles to the slick 2+2 fastbacks, which joined the lineup in September 1964. It was instantly the car to own—the cool of the decade! It wasn’t long before the snazzy new fastback would find even greater fame when a tall Texan took it under his wing and created the Shelby GT series of Mustang. (more…)

Ken Jansen’s 35-Year Bond With His Amazing ’68 GTX

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Ken Jansen, 1968 Plymouth Hemi GTX, British Columbia, Canada

There are few enthusiasts out there who can say they still own their high school hot rod, that car that introduced a world of performance freedom the minute the key was cranked and the pedal was mashed. Some of us spend our whole lives searching for the VIN that carried us through our youth. Ken Jansen is lucky enough to flashback 35 years every time he climbs behind the wheel of his ’68 GTX, minus the long hair and Cragars. (more…)

Ron Huskins’ 1970 Mustang Mach 1

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

We’ve all seen the T-shirt that reads “Still plays with cars.” Most who own this shirt want you to know that they’re still into the stuff that they enjoyed when they were kids. Since the late-‘60s most little boys grew up playing with die-cast toy cars. The best toys looked custom built or like race cars. (more…)

John and Candace Packard’s ‘67 Nova SS

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Inspiration for building new projects comes from many different places. A certain stance or wheel and tire combo, or even the way a muscle car model captures a special time in someone’s life can drive their decision to build a particular car. (more…)

D&P Chevy Flexes Its Muscles

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Times change, and for those who want to compete in this ever-changing world, companies much change, as well. D&P Chevrolet in Huntington Beach, California, has long been known for its killer Tri-Five Chevys. Many of the cars built by Darryl and Peggy Nance have graced the covers of magazines, and over their 20-plus years in business, they have built up a considerable clientele heavy into the Tri-Five scene. (more…)

Throwing a Tire-Smokin’ Tantrum in a Twin-Turbo Chevelle

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Nobody likes to feel ignored, least of all a muscle car. Even so, this awesome ’70 Chevelle sat for seven long years neglected in somebody’s garage. The previous owner took some half-hearted steps at restoration, but both the bodywork and engine needed some serious attention, so he basically threw up his hands. (more…)