January ’15 Feature of the Month: 1969 Firebird “Wild Turkey” built by Josh Baker

Story by Josh Baker This project has been a long and “wild” journey that has filled me with moments of great satisfaction, subdued by annoying frustration, feelings of euphoria and great loss. To explain the longevity of the build, it wasn’t that I worked at it slow, but that I started a shop and did many complete restorations and only worked on this on the side. It all … [Read more...]

December ’14 Feature of the Month: Aaron Oberle’s 1965 Chevelle “Brown Bruiser”

  Bells, whistles, or air conditioning, this brown bruiser doesn’t have them. Starting life as Grandma’s grocery getter complete with a straight-six and air-cooled powerglide, this Malibu was anything but the bruiser it is today. Aaron Oberle picked this car up from Grandma for a mere $6,000. The paint you see on it is still the original factory paint for the most … [Read more...]

November ’14 Feature of the Month: Ken Tibor’s 1966 Chevelle

Story and pictures courtesy of Chevrolet's "The Block.com" When looking for a classic car to purchase, what do most look for? Is it an original look, or is it the power and performance from modern technology? Well, we know what Ken Tibor’s choice would be, and he didn’t choose the former. After we had some time to check out his 1966 Chevelle, we would be hard pressed to blame … [Read more...]

October ’14 Feature of the Month: Jeff and Cindy Carpenter’s 69 Camaro

Story by Jeff Carpenter This project came along fairly quickly with the unplanned sale of my 69 Camaro that I was just finishing up. I needed a new project so my best friend had this car that he and I had just started replacing every piece of sheetmetal on. It was a complete rust bucket. He had lost interest in it so I just bought it from him. Luckily I have a great wife who … [Read more...]

September ’14 Feature of the Month: Stacey’s ‘69 RS Camaro built by Speedtech Performance

  Thunder Down Under Stacey’s ‘69 RS Camaro built by Speedtech Performance While Speedtech was located in Canada a call came in from Stacey in Australia to order up a Speedtech Pro Touring Subframe package for his mostly stock ’69 Camaro SS. After discussing the potential of the suspension’s handling capability, Stacey realized the frame was better off in a g-machine … [Read more...]

August ’14 Feature of the Month: Masi Isohannis “70 1/2” Twin Turbo Chevelle

This months feature car comes to us from one of our Lateral-G members, Masi Isohannis a.k.a. Studio 57. This Chevelle originally started life as a 71, but Masi swapped a 70 Chevelle front clip and El Camino front bumper onto the front of the car. Due to the mixture of years he refers to it as a 70 1/2 Chevelle. To get the car down the road Masi added a twin turbo 406 small … [Read more...]

July ’14 Feature of the Month: Lenie Hamms “Foulplay”

Story by Lenie Hamm Like so many of you I grew up in the era of muscle and have always had an interest in cars. When I turned 16 my first car was a 1964 GTO that I absolutely loved but like everyone else I sold it for one reason or another and moved on. As time went by there were other priorities in life that were far more important than my desire of old cars but I’ve always … [Read more...]

June ’14 Feature of the Month: Greg Heinrichs 70 Chevelle by Ironworks

Built by Ironworks Speed and Kustom     Story from Popular Hot Rodding    Lock your doors. A lynch mob of angry purists is about to descend on Las Vegas. That's where you'll find a real '70 SS 454 Chevelle that's been stripped of its LS6 big-block for a Gen IV LSA small-block. Never mind that the supercharged LSA's 556 net horsepower trounces the LS6's 450 gross horsepower, … [Read more...]

May ’14 Feature of the Month: Phil Mitchells 67 Nova by Chris Holstrom Concepts

Story by Chris Holstrom Phil had commissioned me to build a few other pro-touring cars that turned out awesome. You could say we had really similar tastes which makes building a car much more enjoyable. Phil wanted to do a '66-67 Nova hardtop with LS power and the latest suspension goodies. What Chevy lover doesn't like the classic lines of the mid year GM compact? I began … [Read more...]

April ’14 Feature of the Month: V8 Speed & Resto’s 71 Olds Cutlass

The original owner wanted a 442, but the price tag on a 442 was a little out of reach, so this 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass S was ordered new with every 442 option except for the 455 Olds engine. It's got the bucket seats, 4-speed, Outside Air Induction fiberglass hood, sway bars, disc brakes... and a 350 4-barrel. It's an interesting car, and here's where the journey back to … [Read more...]