Suspension Tech: The GM A-Body

A-Body Suspension Problems Solved In the Pro Touring scene, the F-body platform seems to be the most popular platform due to its broad selection of aftermarket parts. But what if you want to go down a different route? The GM A-body is your next choice, with such a wide variety of models utilizing that platform. Anything from the ‘64-’72 Malibu, El Camino, Skylark, Lemans, … [Read more...]

Car Feature: Brian Coyle’s 1971 Chevelle “Green Hell”

After growing up in the back of multiple different muscle cars, it was no surprise that Brian Coyle was going to be a gearhead himself one day. Getting the knack for tearing things apart and putting them back together started as early as five years old. In 1989, fresh out of High School, Brian was on the search for a piece of American machinery. He bought a ’71 Chevelle that … [Read more...]

Eric Pierce’s 1971 Chevelle “Big Booty Judy”

While on the Hot Rod Power Tour this year, we saw thousands upon thousands of beautiful cars and trucks on the road. One ride that caught our attention was this bright orange 1971 Chevelle. After tracking down the owner Eric Pierce and giving the car a closer look, we were in love. There's much more than the bright orange paint job on this '71 Chevelle. Eric got bit by the … [Read more...]

Car Feature: John Boggio’s Red Hot 1965 Chevelle

Torch red paint, black everywhere, and on the ground. This Chevelle caught our attention a mile away - last year. While walking the Street Machine Nationals in Pomona, CA last year we spotted this beauty sitting off by itself. We couldn't find the owner and creeping inside the windows we could see the interior wasn't done. A year passes and we spot the Chevelle again at this … [Read more...]

Making The Drive – Update For Hot Rod Power Tour 2016

https://youtu.be/q7iuSHm8CM0 Hey gang - here's a quick update on the progress for making it onto the Hot Rod Power Tour 2016. Lots of detail work to be done at this point, with making connections and tidying up loose ends. The good news is the big parts are done, such as installing the motor and transmission, suspension, brakes, etc. etc. The hope is to hear this motor come … [Read more...]

Introducing Project “Way-Gone”

Rendering By Vibrant Pixels Introducing Project "Way-Gone" A 1966 Chevelle wagon! A little different A-body purposely built to show off bolt-in performance parts and be able to hold four people while racing or everyday driving. This car will be used at events to help grow our sport and hold the groceries too! A true "pro-touring" machine! The Story Begins This car was … [Read more...]

GET A GRIP With RideTech’s New Street Grip System

All Photo's And Text Courtesy Of BangShift.com In the world of hot rodding, it is pretty easy to lose the plot one way or another. For instance, if you have your cool classic muscle car and you have been dutifully driving it for years, you may not notice the suspension turning to mush below your feet as the bushings start to break down or the springs sag, etc. On the other end … [Read more...]

Goodguys 29th West Coast Nationals

  Photos and Text by Tony Huntimer So it all started back in 2001… Not Goodguys. I’m talking about when I started writing my first book. The one titled, “How to Build & Modify GM Pro-Touring Street Machines.” While writing the book, I decided it wouldn’t be complete unless I included the Camaro that forever altered my thoughts of Camaros and cars as I knew them. … [Read more...]

Car Feature: Joe Haniszewski’s “SiniSSter” 1966 Chevelle

The 1966 Chevelle was, to date, the best Chevelle that Chevrolet had ever produced. After the success of the Z-16 option for 1965, the 1966 Chevelle Super Sports received the 396 cubic-inch power plant. These SS Chevelles terrorized and pummeled everything that lined up next to them, even for years to come. For Joe Haniszewski, a basic SS 396 Chevelle wasn't enough. … [Read more...]

Feeding The Beast With Spectre Performance

An internal combustion engine requires three ingredients to make power: fuel, spark or ignition, and air. In essence, an internal combustion engine is one big air pump, sucking in air, compressing it, and exhausting it. With that in mind, the easiest way to make more power is to give the engine more air, followed by more fuel, and good ignition. There are many ways to … [Read more...]