Posts Tagged ‘chevrolet’

Full Throttle and Pitched Sideways

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Rich Jones; 1969 Chevy Camaro; Tucson, AZ

Rich Jones of Tucson, Arizona, stumbled across his ‘69 Camaro a couple of years back when it was an unfinished project for sale in the classifieds. Call it custom car karma, but Rich always wanted a pro touring Camaro and what better year to build than a ’69, considering this was the pinnacle year for Chevrolet’s pony car program of the late-‘60s as well as the basis for GM’s retro-themed ‘10 Camaro of today. Having owned and built his fair share of hot rods and muscle machines in the past, Rich found himself ready to wrench again when he spotted this diamond in the rough.

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 Nick Martorano of Lighthouse Point, Florida, sought to take his clean but outdated ‘70 Chevelle to the next level.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

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…)

D&P Chevy Flexes Its Muscles

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Times change, and for those who want to compete in this ever-changing world, companies much change, as well. D&P Chevrolet in Huntington Beach, California, has long been known for its killer Tri-Five Chevys. Many of the cars built by Darryl and Peggy Nance have graced the covers of magazines, and over their 20-plus years in business, they have built up a considerable clientele heavy into the Tri-Five scene. (more…)

Shaving a Camaro Drip Rail

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

In the annals of hot rodding there is a rich history of cutting off body parts, and no, we’re not talking about your high school auto shop teacher (ours was missing about a finger and a half). We’re talking about shaving things like drip rails. For those who live in Washington State, drip rails may actually be a good idea, but for the rest of us they look awful. (more…)

A Magna Charger 6.2L Supercharger Kit Makes It Simple

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

This new Camaro now has legendary ZL1 performance thanks to the addition of a Magna Charger LS3/L99 supercharger kit.

Supercharging has gained popularity among street-driven cars in recent years for several reasons. Efficient supercharger systems can reliably create legendary old school muscle car performance on a modern engine with minimal impact on fuel economy. (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…)

Boxing Match! This ’66 Nova II Puts on the Gloves

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Box Novas have always been great quarter-mile warriors due to their light weight. Cram a potent small-block in one, slick it down, uncork the pipes, and go racing is the recipe many follow when embarking on a box Nova build. While they make excellent race cars, they are also easy on the eyes, and with the right suspension, wheel and tire, power train, and body and paint modifications, can make excellent street able muscle cars. (more…)

Pace Maker – The Custom Shop Cranks Out a “Real World” ’67 Camaro

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Big dollar cars with six figures wrapped up in custom drive trains, metal and paint mods, one-off dashes, and insane interiors are a true sight to see. While these cars are definitely the epitome of pavement-shredding perfection, we certainly have to argue how realistic they are to the enthusiast of average income? It’s cool to dream, but sooner or later the majority of us have to get back to financial reality. (more…)

Mallory Performance E-Fire Electronic Chevrolet V8 Distributor with Comp 9000 Cap

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Mallory Performance introduces their E-Fire Electronic Chevrolet V8 Distributor with Comp 9000 Cap. Unlike some competitors, Mallory’s E-Fire Distributor Series do not require an external ignition box. Full electronic timing control – both RPM and vacuum based is available. There are seven preprogrammed custom advance curves or you can design your own using free Windows-based software. (more…)