Car Feature: Trans-Am Inspired 1970 Nova

1970 Trans-Am Nova The Nova platform is a tried and true winner. Whether you want a cruiser, drag strip bruiser, or auto cross King, the Nova can be formatted into just about any configuration. Inspired by the Trans-Am series, Jon Henson knew just how he wanted to build his Nova. Part street car, part autocross car, part do-it-all. With his vision set, he went to action on … [Read more...]

Car Feature: Jeff King’s 1967 Nova

Jeff King's 1967 Nova The age old saying "labor of love" couldn't be more true with Jeff King and his 1967 Nova. You see, Jeff will turn 35 years old this year, meaning he's had this car for 20 years and still hasn't driven it much. After hearing the story, we needed to see it and shoot it. "The car was supposed to be my daily driver in high school," explained Jeff. When he … [Read more...]

Making The Link: Sub-Frame Connectors and X-Brace

The uni-body cars of yesterday had some downfalls. While they are lightweight and provide a smooth ride, they flex - a lot. We've heard stories where cars were drag raced and every time they made a pass down the strip, the doors shut differently. With a big enough motor and big enough tire, you could damn near twist these cars into a pretzel. For the Chevrolet platform, this … [Read more...]

Converting From Two Leaf Springs To A Four Link Coil-Over

The trusty ol' leaf spring. It's been holding up vehicles from trucks, cars and even horse drawn wagons for over a hundred years. It's one design that's withstood the test of time and is still being used today. The leaf spring is just about as simple as it can get in its design - a piece of metal that springs back into shape after you apply force to it. They can be stacked … [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...]

Goodguys 33rd All American Get-Together at Pleasanton

Had a buddy ask me if I'd tow a car down to the Goodguys show this weekend in Pleasanton. He didn't have to ask me twice, I grabbed my wife and we headed out early Saturday morning for the two hour journey to the Alameda Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. We arrived around 8 am and the place was PACKED! I was there a couple years ago and it was busy, but this year the word was out, … [Read more...]

Tmcp #228 Jeremy Miranda With Miranda Built’s Amazing And Awe Inspiring ’67 Nova!

  This weeks interview is with Riddler Award AND Good Guys Ultimate Street Machine winning custom car builder Jeremy Miranda. Miranda Built is the business formed from Jeremy’s passion for customizing vehicles. Over the years he has built custom trucks, worked for a motorcycle fabrication shop, and then started his own business so he could control his destiny. The cars … [Read more...]