Posts Tagged ‘muscle car’

Goodguys 6th Annual Nashville Nationals

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Pavement-Stomping Muscle Cars Tearing it up in Tennessee

The weekend of May 20-22 marked the 6th annual Goodguys Rod & Custom Association Nashville Nationals. Held at LP Field inside the Tennessee Titan stadium, more than 1,500 muscle cars, classic trucks and hot rods filled the grounds for some impressive eye candy. Heart-stopping horsepower rumbled through the show as attendees cruised the grounds and exhaust pulsed the asphalt. (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…)

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…)

Ron Huskins’ 1970 Mustang Mach 1

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

We’ve all seen the T-shirt that reads “Still plays with cars.” Most who own this shirt want you to know that they’re still into the stuff that they enjoyed when they were kids. Since the late-‘60s most little boys grew up playing with die-cast toy cars. The best toys looked custom built or like race cars. (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…)

How to Reduce Heat and Noise in Your Muscle Car With High-Tech Insulation

Friday, April 15th, 2011

As muscle car owners, we’re proud of that bass note burble that forces us to shut down at a drive-thru. (“You want what with that cheeseburger?”). Truth is, as authoritative as that exhaust note can be, over time it can get tiresome and actually add to driver fatigue. And if you’ve hot-rodded your engine, the increase in heat can be a problem as well. Without sufficient insulation for heat and sound, your muscle car could end up being a hot and noisy ride, which is an uncomfortable experience at best. That might be kind of fun for a short run, but not on a longer drive. (more…)

Shop Talkin’ Cuttin’, Slicin’, Choppin’, and Weldin’ With Lou Santiago

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

I would like to introduce myself to all of you guys and gals out there. My name is Lou Santiago. I grew up in New York, where I was a street racer, which is what I lived for.

My good friend, Wayne, and I used to travel from New York City to Philly to street race in his 1970 Cuda that had a 383 and a four-speed. The muscle car ran in the 11.80s, which is not that fast by today’s standards, but we had a blast anyway. That was back in 1978, way before the auctions drove the price of these cars so high. So, you could say I can be compared to a fine wine — aged (read: old). (more…)

A Little Inside Investigation at SoCal’s IMZZ Industries

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

While muscle cars are enjoyable when they are finished and the owner gets to experience all of the flat-footed and gear-pulling excitement associated with a pavement-pounding street bruiser, they are also enjoyable when being built. That satisfaction of bolting up a new part after working all month to pay for it is what being a gearhead is all about. Imagine being able to watch many different sorts of projects take shape all under one roof? Projects from all different angles and build styles are what make the muscle car scene so darn cool. Everyone has different tastes and preferences when choosing a muscle car to occupy their garage. (more…)