Posts Tagged ‘chevrolet’

Orange Bang – Classic Lines and Corvette Power

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

When it comes to classic muscle cars the Chevelle is certainly one of the most popular platforms to build upon. Some take the restored approach and can’t bear the thought of separating a family of parts that has lived under the same hood and underbelly since the day the car rolled off the assembly line. The whole numbers matching concept is great for the enthusiast who wants his or her car to hold up under scrutiny from the most discerning purist. The other type of enthusiast not only wants a great looking muscle car, but also one they can beat the snot out of every time they climb behind the steering wheel. (more…)

Pavement Crusher – 40-year-old Metal Blended With Modern Technology

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Stuffing late-model drive trains in classic muscle cars and equipping them with modern suspension and brakes is nothing new. It’s a style that was originally launched under the Grand Touring moniker years ago, and has transformed muscle cars, whatever the flavor, into fun to drive, corner-hugging, cruising machines. Let’s face it, while the Big Three nailed the style on the performance tin of the past, the technology was not there to make them handle, stop, steer, and perform at high levels. These factory fast brutes were designed to go fast in a straight line, making them prime candidates for drag strip duty where many off the show room speed demons wowed the crowd. What about a car that can do everything well? We are talking go fast, stop fast, hug corners, and pin you back in the seat, all while the A/C is turning the cockpit into frostbite central. (more…)