Posts Tagged ‘g machine’

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…)

ROSIE – The World’s Most Outstanding 1,000-HP ’66 Mustang

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

In the world of custom muscle cars there are those cars that emerge at the shows that put chins on the pavement and are talked about for years to come once they’ve made their show debut. These types of cars usually feature more body mods than a Hollywood movie star and sport the best in drivetrains, suspension and body and paint, but one element that makes these cars a frequent topic of gearhead conversation is shock factor. To make a statement in the custom scene, these cars have to impress at the very first glance and reel the viewer in with exquisite detail. (more…)

Super Challenger Mr. Norm’s Takes the Challenger to a Whole New Level

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Rewinding back to the ‘60s and ‘70s, Mopar enthusiasts were some of the most diehard gearheads out there, and they still are today, taking classic and contemporary muscle to the limit. Mr. Norm of Mr. Norm’s Garage debuted three fully customized Mr. Norm’s Dodge Challengers, two Super Challengers and one Super Cuda, at the 2008 SEMA show in Las Vegas. (more…)

Total Cost Involved Engineering 1964 1/2-1970 Mustang Convertible Rear Torque Arm Suspension

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Introducing the new Total Cost Involved Engineering ’64 1/2-’70 Ford Mustang Convertible Rear Torque Arm Suspension. This suspension package is designed to lower the stance, dramatically improve handling and braking, built to control your torque and get the horsepower to the ground. The TCI Eng. suspension is a bolt-in product that comes with subframe connectors, frame stiffener, torque arm bar, rear panhard bar, frame brackets, All American coil-over shocks, shock crossmember, rigid 3 link and reinforcement plates. Let TCI turn your classic car into a corner-hugging, stop-on-a-dime mustang muscle car. (more…)

Muscle Car Garage – Build-up of Doug Shultz’s and Kim Wiland’s ’66 Fairlane

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Doug stands next to his project and heaves a sigh of relief. She is finally done and ready to do battle at the shows and on the road course.

How do most high-caliber muscle car projects start? When viewing the finished pavement bruiser of a ’66 Ford Fairlane 500 constructed by owner Doug Shultz only one word came to mind: vision. As the former owner of Street Works in Auburn, Washington, Doug spent many years crafting cars for customers, and even has a Goodguys Street Machine of the Year title under his belt from 2001, which was clinched with a blue ’67 Nova.   (more…)

Air Ride Technologies Packs 430-HP into a Low, Smooth and Cool Package

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

There is something to be said for a car that gets driven and driven hard. Trailer queen cars tend to lose their novelty when the owner only gets to pilot them from the ramps of the trailer to the garage. Air Ride Technologies out of Jasper, Indiana, has always been conscious of building cars that will turn heads wherever they go, but will still absorb the hardest thrashing that can be thrown at them. If you have been to any Goodguys Rod and Custom Association event across the country, you have undoubtedly seen their Auto Cross track and the various machines wearing their suspension trickery that get stuffed into corners with the tachometer banging off the redline. Company owner Bret Voelkel has always built cars that provoke the drool factor, but also hit the asphalt with rear rubber smoking and the horses running wild. (more…)

The Danchuks’ Hidden Car Collection – Surprise, it’s not Just Tri-5 Chevys

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Since their inception more than 50 years ago, Tri-5 Chevys (1955-57 model Chevrolets) have been the most popular GM brand in the history of the company. From the time they hit the showroom floor back in the fall of 1954 through and including today, these Chevys have been the stimulus for the performance aftermarket generating hot rod speed parts, suspension upgrades and a host of other innovations. The launch of the 1955 Chevrolet also signaled the arrival of the legendary small-block Chevrolet, an engine that still continues to be the most popular performance engine on the planet. (more…)

A 1967 Camaro Built to Turn Heads

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

In the world of all-out performance muscle cars everyone is always impressed with the cars that throw down significant horsepower, sit flat on the tarmac, and scare critters back into hibernation when the bump stick starts spinning and the pipes roar. While these performance-packed and well-detailed machines may impress at the shows or when the fun pedal is planted, there is something to be said for a mild custom muscle car that is built just to cruise. Jim Davis Senior of Lubbock, Texas, is the owner of the 1967 Camaro RS glaring off of these pages and while it may not pack 600 HP and 20s under the fenders, it’s the perfect Sunday driver. (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…)

Troy’s Pick – 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise Award-winning LS7 Camaro

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

It all started for me in the passenger seat of my dad’s ’57 Chevy Nomad.  My dad would take a buddy and me or two out to Woodward Avenue, all the while listening to Chuck Berry and Little Richard, while by dad tried finding some victims to race. It was probably not the safest thing to do with a couple of kids by today’s standards, but we loved it. My dad always had some kind of street machine, street rod or muscle car, and I don’t know if I was born with this sickness or if I was brainwashed as a child, either way, I have my dad to thank! Actually I can’t thank him enough, because it probably kept me out of trouble. It’s bad enough being a kid and getting harassed by the police for doing nothing, but when you’re in a muscle car it certainly doesn’t help the situation. (more…)