Archive for April, 2011

A Camaro for all Reasons

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

CGS Performance Products, based in Chino, California, is best known for its stainless steel exhausts and cold air intake systems, but for more years than we can remember, CGS has been building custom vehicles for the annual SEMA show. The crew has built cars, trucks, SUVs and everything that is the “latest and greatest” from the OEMs. The crew at CGS has won many distinguished awards at the SEMA show, such as the GM Design Award, Ford Product Excellence Award, Chrysler Design Excellence Award, the Outstanding Achievement in Design from Ford Motor Co. (three times) and many more throughout the years. This year, the company has put its expertise into this 2’11 Camaro. (more…)

Installing Classic Performance Products Disc Brakes and Tubular A-arms

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Even we found it hard to believe, but there are still some cars rolling around out there that don’t have adequate brakes. Take this ‘67 Camaro, for example. When it arrived at D&P Classic Chevrolet in Huntington Beach, California, the owner told Darryl Nance that he wanted his Chevy to stop and handle better, but that the car wasn’t a race car, just one that he wanted to cruise around town in. (more…)

How to Reduce Heat and Noise in Your Muscle Car With High-Tech Insulation

Friday, April 15th, 2011

As muscle car owners, we’re proud of that bass note burble that forces us to shut down at a drive-thru. (“You want what with that cheeseburger?”). Truth is, as authoritative as that exhaust note can be, over time it can get tiresome and actually add to driver fatigue. And if you’ve hot-rodded your engine, the increase in heat can be a problem as well. Without sufficient insulation for heat and sound, your muscle car could end up being a hot and noisy ride, which is an uncomfortable experience at best. That might be kind of fun for a short run, but not on a longer drive. (more…)

This ’66 ‘Vette Packs a Punch

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Dr. Walter Kushman, 1966 Chevrolet Corvette, Lubbock, TX

In the world of ‘60s performance cars there are few rolling masterpieces more coveted than the Corvette Stingray. Its lines revolutionized a performance era that had just begun to hit the red line, and their lightweight fiberglass construction made them prime candidates for road racing and all sorts of high-speed track situations. Fast-forward 48 years, and the 1963-67 body style Corvette is still a prime player in the world of full throttle performance. (more…)

Rarest Camaro Ever

Friday, April 8th, 2011

The Hugger Registry
4924 Balboa Blvd, #457
Encino, CA 91316

The idea for the Hugger Camaros was conceived by Tom Nehl in the spring of 1979 as a means of funding his racing effort in the Twenty-four Hours of Daytona. Nehl took a page out of the Indy Pace Car Dealer Drive away but with an unusual twist. The drive aways were to be modeled after the number 28 Camaro race car instead of the pace car used to start the race. The race car number itself was selected in order to publicize the newly engineered 1980 Z-28 Camaro. (more…)

Automotive Rendering Artist

Monday, April 4th, 2011

This month’s featured radical renderer, Matt Sutton, from Garland, Texas, grew up going to drag and street races, and since the age of 10, he’s grown familiar with cracking open a toolbox and getting his hands dirty. (more…)