Archive for December, 2011

Goodguys 6th Annual Nashville Nationals

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Pavement-Stomping Muscle Cars Tearing it up in Tennessee

The weekend of May 20-22 marked the 6th annual Goodguys Rod & Custom Association Nashville Nationals. Held at LP Field inside the Tennessee Titan stadium, more than 1,500 muscle cars, classic trucks and hot rods filled the grounds for some impressive eye candy. Heart-stopping horsepower rumbled through the show as attendees cruised the grounds and exhaust pulsed the asphalt. (more…)

Making a ‘69 Nova Handle

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Knowledge comes from experience, and Jim Sleeper has been designing, engineering and just plain working on high-performance, race-oriented suspension systems for more than 25 years. He’s a master of choosing just the right combination of “off the shelf items,” along with building a few pieces of his own design and manufacture to go along in customers builds. (more…)

Gearhead Heaven Part 2

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Chicago Pneumatic Must-Have Tools for the Automotive Enthusiast

When we set out to build a place called Gearhead Heaven our first part focused on cleaning and patching of our workspace. The floor coating alone transformed a dingy, oil filled, cracked floor into an automotive showplace. Nobody serves fillet mignon on sourdough bread, so why should the fruits of our labor sit on cold, oil stained concrete. (more…)

ResurreXion

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Blake Foster’s ‘72 Chevy Nova

Blake Foster, owner of Blake Foster Speed Tech Performance, is well versed in building high performance muscle cars, and his newest creation does not disappoint. Blake’s ’72 Nova started life as a Super Chevy build project that sponsored by Speed Tech, which donated the front subframe and rear torque arm suspension. About halfway through the build the original owner contacted Blake explaining that he would not be able to complete the build. The two worked out a deal and the car came into Blake’s possession. With so many Speed Tech parts already on the car, he decided to begin a new project. “I named the car ResurreXion because it started life as a Super Chevy build, spelling includes the ‘X’ for the Nova body style,” Blake told MCP. The vehicle was shipped across country, and after it arrived, upon further inspection, the build crew discovered that the original workmanship was not up to their high standards. “We decided to completely strip the car including removing the subframe connectors and roll cage and sandblasting the entire car,” Blake said. (more…)

History Lesson

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

This Barracuda is History

Americans love two things: cars and nostalgia. This killer ‘66 Plymouth Barracuda exemplifies them both. Just looking at this car brings back memories of evenings spent at places such as (the original) Irwindale Raceway and Lions Drag Strip, and cruising Van Buys Boulevard. (more…)