Car Feature: Jon Free’s 1968 Camaro “The Greedy Bitch”

Special thanks to Classics Daily for the text and photo's! During the Hot Rod Power Tour 2015, I stumbled upon a first-gen Camaro outside of my hotel in St. Louis. A Camaro on the Power Tour is a common thing. However, Jonathan Free’s ’68 stood out from the crowd, which is hard to do with such a common car. I was drawn in by the interesting paint color, killer wheels and a … [Read more...]

April ’15 Feature of the Month: Bob Bertelsen’s 1969 Chevy C-10 “Orange Rush”

The Chevy truck line has been around for decades and decades. In reality, up until the 1990's they were never viewed as a performance-type vehicle. Chevy trucks were the workhorses, the back-bone of America. In the mid-1990's Chevy created one of the very first ever performance minded trucks, the SS. This truck packed a 454 cubic inch engine, into a single cab truck. Now if you … [Read more...]

March ’15 Feature of the Month: Chris Wissing’s 1970 Chevelle, “Wissing’s Wish”

The 1970 Chevelle is regarded by most as the epitome of performance in the muscle car era. With the LS6 package that shoved a 454 cubic inch motor under the hood, there weren't many cars that could touch this fire breathing dragon. Chevrolet was on their game - and winning. Enter Chris Wissing and his overly supportive wife Rebecca and their 1970 Chevelle. Wissing grew up as … [Read more...]

February ’15 Feature of the Month: Dave Smiths ’67 Chevelle “Couples Therapy”

  You know how you're at a car show, and you're walking down the aisles and a car just grabs you? That pretty much describes my first view of Dave's beautiful '67 Chevelle. I had just arrived at Sema last year, and my buddies and I are making our way straight to Hot Rod Alley like we always do. As we wound our way through the cars in front of the buildings a bright … [Read more...]

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...]