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...]

SEMA Show 2016: Hot Finds on Day Three

SEMA 2016 has been amazing so far, and with each day comes more and more beautiful builds to be discovered. So we'll get right to it for day three of four! Though the show is massive this year, by Day Three, we'd pretty much seen it all, or so we thought. Then we found what has been dubbed “OPTIMA Alley”-- the alleyway between the Convention Center and the Westgate Hotel … [Read more...]

SEMA Show 2016: Day 2 Was Filled With Nothing but Amazing Builds and Products

With opening day of the 50th Annual SEMA Show in the books, we hit the Las Vegas Convention Center for Day Two, expecting nothing but more amazing builds and new products to see, more awards to be announced, and even more people hitting the show floor. We weren't disappointed. To kick off the day, SEMA announced their Top 10 Finalists for the 2016 Battle of the Builders … [Read more...]

SEMA Celebrates 50 Years With One Heck of a Kickoff

It's that time of year again when the masses descend on the Las Vegas Convention Center for the annual SEMA Show. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the event and it got off to one heck of a start! The first day of the SEMA Show is always exciting. Not only is everyone involved anxious for the show to kick off, there are also vehicle and product unveils to be done, … [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...]

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...]

The Goodguys 34th All American Get Together

By Tony Huntimer 3-25-16 Fun! Rain or Shine! Unlike the Goodguys Street Machine Nationals in Columbus, Sunday is always a good turnout in Pleasanton, CA…unless there’s rain in the forecast. I’ve been attending this event since the 1990s. It seems like the All American Get Together has been rained on more times than not. I know, all of you from the Midwest are laughing at the … [Read more...]

The Best Cars For Pro Touring

If you start to attend autocross events, either as a spectator or participant, you're bound to notice a wide array of vehicles on the track. From a '69 Camaro, to a bone stock F100, to Station Wagons and everything in-between. We started to wonder what cars are better suited for Pro Touring? Obviously, some of the cars out there are performing better than others. Is that … [Read more...]

Goodguys 26th Autumn Get-Together in Pleasanton

What a difference a day makes! Especially when it rains at a car show. Apparently on Saturday, the Goodguys 26th Autumn Get-Together show was busy as usual. The same couldn't be said for Sunday, the only day I could make it to the show. I knew in advance that it was going to rain. The weather prognosticators were finally correct. It was raining when I got up. I packed my … [Read more...]

Top Three Mistakes When Building A Pro Touring Car

  Mitsakes. We all make them, just like my spelling you see there. Mistakes are what give us experience and know what's wrong or not working. While he may not have been talking about building cars, Oscar Wilde said that "experience is simply the name we give our mistakes." When building the perfect pro touring car, mistakes will be made. At each one of those … [Read more...]