Mike Cavanah’s 1969 Camaro Raises The Bar

The 1969 Camaro is arguably one of the best Pro Touring cars there is. In the Pro Touring world a first generation Camaro, especially a 1969 Camaro is definitely the most popular car out there. Plentiful, decently priced, and lends itself extremely well to upgrades makes it a package that is hard to beat. They have been restored and done so many times, it's become a challenge … [Read more...]

Goodguys 22nd Summer Get-Together

It's time again for the Goodguys Summer Get-Together. Is it really Summer yet? This is the 22nd running of this particular Goodguys show. It seems like just the other day I was at a car show in Pleasanton. We sure get a lot of them out here due to the great climate most of the year. Sure, I love rubbing it in when I get the chance. But for the great weather, we pay an arm and … [Read more...]

Jackass 2.0: Mark Stielow takes the yellow ’69 Camaro to the next level

Most of you have heard of the yellow '69 Camaro called "Jackass". It was built by Mark Stielow for a good friend of mine Charley Lillard. Well, with Charley things (and cars) do change. The car now belongs to Mark and he has plans for some updates. We're very fortunate at Lateral-G that Mark posts his builds on our site. The original build was featured in this thread. The new … [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...]

Weekend Rewind…North Carolina Nationals Brings Goodtimes, Hot Cars to Raleigh!

Text and pics courtesy of Goodguys Rod and Custom The all new Goodguys North Carolina Nationals wrapped up yesterday capping a fun, festive weekend of high spirited hot rodding at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. New faces, new cars and new beginnings made the weekend a smashing success!  In all, over 1,500 American made & powered show cars along with thousands of … [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...]

Sema 2014: Big Crowds, Great Cars, and Good Friends

While walking the aisles of Hot Rod Alley this year it seemed I couldn't get more than a few feet without running into someone I knew. I guess after 12 years of attending Sema plus my involvement with Lateral-G and car boards in general, I've met a lot of great people. This years show did not disappoint. Looked to be a good crowd and no shortage of great cars and products on … [Read more...]

USCA Optima Recap Day One: Autocross and Speed Stop

Saturday was the first day of competition at this years USCA Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational in Las Vegas. This year saw a brand new venue for the event, being held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Preparations had been going on all week and when Saturday arrived the weather was perfect and the activities began. At daybreak trucks and trailers started filling the … [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...]