Photos by Travis Noack
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.
The popularity of its Nova kits led to the immediate development of similar parts for the Camaro/Firebird, Mustang, Falcon/Comet and Ranchero. But the guys from TCI never forgot about the Nova owners who made their whole muscle car program possible, so they’ve decided to show their appreciation every year by hosting Nova Day at the TCI facility in Ontario, California.
They offer Nova owners a full shop tour with a sneak peek at some of the new products they are working in their top-secret R&D facility. Also, enthusiasts are treated to a look at some of the Nova projects that TCI is working on, along with a look their state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. The people who come from all over are treated to a free lunch and even raffle prizes. This year, in appreciation for years of support, Sal Solarzano from TCI was presented with a custom award for his hard work on the behalf of Nova owners worldwide.
Total Cost Involved Engineering
1416 W. Brooks St
Ontario CA 91762