Archive for 2011

Fast Forward

Monday, October 31st, 2011

“Have it your way” may be a well-known advertising tagline, but the crew at the SpeedFactory (http://www NULL.speedfactorycars NULL.com) thinks that they have a better one, “Your imagination is our blueprint.” The crew at SpeedFactory starts with the latest in Dodge and Chrysler iron and takes them to the next level. One of their most recent offerings is this ‘09 SpeedFactory Challenger SF700R. (more…)

Wild Ride – - This Ride Has Family Pride

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

A lot can happen in 20 years. Styles come and go, things change, but one constant has been Dan Wild and his ‘65 Chevelle. “My son, who is 19 now, learned how to work a floor jack at age one and a half,” said Wild. “This is the first car my daughter (almost 21 now) ever drove. I wanted her to be able to say that the first car she ever drove was her dad’s ’65 Chevelle.” (more…)

Wild Horse

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Devan Alissmeyer; 1968 Mustang Fastback; Salt Lake City, UT; Builder: Kindig-It Designs

Kindig-It Design Releases One Impressive Pony From the Stables

Chiseling out a precision-built muscle car with all the raw performance and one-off style required to keep up with today’s standards is no small feat. To hang with the big boys you have got to bring the heat and pack the skills to take something from a pile of rust to art on a turntable. The cars that get your blood boiling with one look are certainly cool, but we have more respect for the rides that can hold their own with the car show judge and do battle on the asphalt. (more…)

New Products

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Justice Brothers Gas Treatment Protects Against Ethanol Damage

In 2010, the EPA allowed gasoline manufacturers to blend 15 percent ethanol (E15) into gas to be used by late model cars. Ethanol is basically a mixture of ethyl and alcohol. The main problem with this type of blended gasoline is that the ethanol mixture will separate from the gasoline over time, causing a moisture buildup (water) in the fuel tank. The presence of water can result in corrosion, resin/gum buildup, hard starting, reduced performance and possibly internal engine damage. (more…)

Muscle Car Garage — PARTS CAR

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

With Styling Cues From the First Three Years of Classic Camaro Production, You Could Almost Call This Texas-Based Coupe the “Styling Cue-Maro”

Emory, Texas, Camaro enthusiast Alan Pound owns this Quasar Blue Dupont Chroma-Base-colored ‘68 Camaro street machine that he acquired in a trade in 1988. At the outset however, the relationship was a tumultuous one. (more…)

Muscle Car Garage – A Homebuilt Boss Clone Crafted to Cruise

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Jay Torbett; 1969 Mustang Boss Tribute; Jacksonville, FL

Homebuilt muscle cars are the heart of this hobby. Building something in your home garage and taking it from a million pieces to a tire-burning street terror is perhaps the most satisfaction a gearhead can ever experience. Jay Torbett of Jacksonville, Florida, is a muscle car fanatic to the core and coveys his performance passion through a few different Bow Tie and Blue Oval products in his garage. After completing a ground-up restoration a few years back on his ’69 SS Camaro, Jay felt the desire to build a Trans-Am-era-style Mustang. (more…)

Stuff You Gotta Have!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

California Performance Transmission 200R4 Cast Pan

California Performance Transmission is happy to introduce its new 2004R cast aluminum finned pan with a drain plug. Available in standard depth or the deep version designed for high output applications with more clearance, as it’s about 2 inches deeper and holds 2 extra quarts of transmission fluid. In addition to the standard cast aluminum finish, the pan is available in black powder coat or polished aluminum finish for an additional charge. These pans are the perfect choice to go with the company’s 9- or 10-inch 200R4 converter. With stall speed from 2400 to 4,000-rpm, the converters will handle up to 1,000 hp, making these pans the perfect addition to keep your transmission running cooler and longer.

California Performance Transmission / 800.278.2277 (more…)

Where the Muscle Cars Meet the Surf

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Springtime in San Diego can Only Mean one Thing—Goodguys Del Mar!

April 1-3, 2011, brought the Goodguys to Del Mar, California, for the 11th annual Del Mar Nationals. When I received the Goodguys’ show schedule in the mail, I marked my calendar for the Del Mar show so that I wouldn’t accidentally book anything else. I’d guess by the number of cars in attendance that a lot of people did the same thing I did. (more…)

Total Cost Involved Nova Day

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Showing Its Support for Nova Enthusiasts

It is no big secret that Total Cost Involved Engineering (TCI) started out making products for street rods. But it didn’t take the company long to decide that there was a need for its high-quality chassis components in the muscle car end of the pool, as well. One of the first muscle car families it tackled was the Chevy II/Nova and before the first parts were ready TCI was getting calls for them on a daily basis. (more…)

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…)