Archive for August, 2011

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 Nick Martorano of Lighthouse Point, Florida, sought to take his clean but outdated ‘70 Chevelle to the next level.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…)

Pony Ride

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Sure, some guys drive their wives around the bend, but Rob MacGregor is building his new wife Tina a Mustang that will be capable of driving quickly around corners.

There’s been a little combining of business with pleasure going on lately at No Limit Engineering in San Bernardino, California. Recently, Rob MacGregor, owner and founder of No Limit, and his adorable girlfriend Tina were married. (Congratulations, you two from MCP.) So what does an engineer get his new wife for a wedding present? He builds her a muscle car, of course! (more…)

Good Things Are Happening at Camaro Concepts!

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Passersby can’t help but notice Camaro Concepts’ rather unique sign on top of the building. Made from the front clip of a ’69 Camaro RS/SS, the vacuum-operated headlights, side markers and turn signals all function. Also note the unique Texas “TEST CAR” license plate. It’s the real deal!

As its name implies, Houston’s Camaro Concepts specializes in the parts sales, restoration and modification of Chevrolet Camaros from 1967 to the present, as well as other popular makes of GM muscle cars, like Corvette, Chevelle, Nova and full-size Chevrolet. Founded in 1991 by the father and son team of James and Roy Chaney, Camaro Concepts has built numerous award-winning Camaros, many of which have been featured in the best magazines in the business. However, as good as the company’s work is, their calling card is even better. Passersby can’t help but notice a ‘69 Camaro RS, or at least the front clip from one, protruding through the front of the company’s 11,000-sq-ft building. (more…)

Muscle Car Parts

Monday, August 8th, 2011


Dual Friction Clutches for 2011 Mustangs

The dual friction and DFX Series of clutches by Centerforce, both high-performance single-disc clutches, are now available for ‘11 Ford Mustangs with the 5.0L 32-valve engines and six-speed transmissions.  Each of these new clutch assemblies replaces the current assembly with a higher holding capacity pressure plate designed as a direct bolt-in replacement. Note: The DFX clutch assembly requires a Centerforce flywheel. (more…)

The 62ST Annual Grand National Roadster Muscle Car Show

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

All the Greats Invade Pomona, California

It’s called the Grandaddy of Them All, and this year’s Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) proved once again that it is truly the greatest hot rod show of the season. Held at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, on Jan. 28-30, 2011, the GNRS has seen its share of venues. From Oakland to San Francisco to the Fairplex, it has remained the premier event of the season, and one still shrouded by a distinct mystique. (more…)