Project Spotlight: Chris Birdsong’s Harder Charger

1969 Pro Touring Charger Every now and then, there's a build that catches our eye. Maybe it's one that executed to a level never seen before, or just radically different than anything else out there. While scrolling Facebook, we came across Chris Birdsong's incredible Charger. Minus the Detroit Speed built Charger or the Holohans built Charger, we haven't seen too many … [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...]

Goodguys Columbus: Chance of a lifetime!

Story and pictures by Tony Huntimer I was invited to attend the show with longtime friend RJ Gottlieb and his famous Camaro, none other than Big Red. I couldn't pass up the chance to tag along and help support his efforts to support his latest venture, the Big Red documentary series coming to NBCSN on July 27th at 9PM EST. I met a few fans from online forums that met me while … [Read more...]

24th Heartland Nationals Rewind…American Hot Rodding at its Finest!

Pictures courtesy of Gordon Rojewski Text courtesy of Good-Guys. Booming 4th of July weekend crowds, spectacular weather, fireworks, patriotism and over 4,500 cars (a new event record) highlighted the Goodguys 24th Heartland Nationals last weekend in Des Moines! Amazing as it sounds, the Heartland Nationals keeps growing! Each year here at the Iowa State Fairgrounds we see … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Las Vegas

Last weekend marked the first Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge in Las Vegas, aside from the invitational held after SEMA. This event was number three of ten in the series and was held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a mecca of fuel burning fun in the Las Vegas area. Driving to Vegas is always an exciting trip, since it's only about four hours away. For roughly three solid … [Read more...]

Muscle Car Of The Week: 1969 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi

The Dodge Charger is one of the most iconic Muscle Car designs of all time, with its squared-off monolithic shape and imposing presence. Our subject is equipped with the R/T package, and is powered by the factory installed 425 HP 426 Hemi V8 and 3-speed automatic transmission, a combination only found in a few hundred of the 20,000 … [Read more...]

Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car Presented by Advance Auto Parts

Wake Up!! The alarm clock went off at 4 a.m. Still half asleep, I knew that meant it was time to get up and hit the road to Thunderhill Raceway Park for the opening Optima qualifier for 2015. My wife has always been supportive of my hobby, but had never attended a track event with me, so this was going to be a first for both of us. The weather was calling for a chance of … [Read more...]

Tmcp #220 Kevin Wesley: Muscle Car Endurance Racing Guru!

This weeks interview is with Information Technology and Software Support entrepreneur Kevin Wesley. He also has an interesting and successful hobby of racing Mopars in just about any event you can imagine, with a specialty in endurance racing events! Kevin has been involved with many kinds of racing and has some great plans for future races. Endurance races in particular are … [Read more...]

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

This '69 Charger Daytona in the Brothers Collection is one of 502 built, and 1 of 294 with the 440 V8. With its aerodynamic nose piece and towering rear wing, this is definitely the most outlandish design from the muscle car era. But those features weren't added to shock and sell, they were shaped to be kings of the Nascar Super … [Read more...]