Optima Ultimate Street Car – DAYTONA!

Daytona Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge DAYTONA. A single word that conjures up images of racing, steep banking, ultra high speeds, and sunshine. This past weekend at the Optima Ultimate Street Car Series, there was no shortage of any of those. If you've never been before, Daytona is a mecca for automotive racing and one of the largest tracks we've ever been to. High … [Read more...]

The Future Of Hot Rodding

The Future Of Hot Rodding One big question in the automotive industry is how to sustain and continue the growth. The reoccurring theme there seems to be "how do we get kids engaged?" This question has been raised thousands of times, and has received a thousand different answers. Things like take away their cell phones and get them outside! Sure, that's one way to do it. But … [Read more...]

Upgrading Stock Camaro Suspension With UMI Performance

Second Gen Camaro Suspension Upgrade We can all agree, nothing quite matches the feel of a classic muscle car. By now, we can also agree that the muscle rides of the 60’s and 70’s left a lot to be desired in the handling and ride quality department. My ’71 Camaro had sat in the “hog house” on our farmland in Kansas from about 1992 until I pulled it out and brought it down … [Read more...]

Driveshafts: Measure Twice, Order Once

Ordering A Driveshaft From Inland Empire Driveline Service On our Project Way-Gone wagon we have been focusing on making this a running and driving car. We've been working on exhaust and fuel systems, but one crucial piece to the puzzle is a driveshaft to get the power from the engine to the ground. With our past projects we called up and used Inland Empire Driveline … [Read more...]

Install: Hear Those Horses With Flowmaster

Installing A Complete Flowmaster Kit On A Chevelle As we progress down the road on our Project Way-Gone build, the time came for exhaust. We knew that we wanted to run Flowmaster to get that classic sound. There's nothing quite like cruising down the road with the windows down and punching it to hear those Flowmaster mufflers give off those sweet tunes! We know that … [Read more...]

Crimping or Soldering – What’s The Best Wiring Connection?

The Best Wiring Connection For Your Car Recently we started to wire up our Project Way-Gone '66 Chevelle Wagon with a complete Painless Performance Pro-Series wiring harness. We wanted to start from scratch to have a trouble-free wiring system in the car. But we got to wondering, what if we do have to splice? What's the best way? For as long as we can remember, we've always … [Read more...]

1988-1998 Chevrolet OBS Trucks – Are They Coming Back?

1988-1998 Chevrolet C1500 OBS Trucks - The Next Big Thing? One of the questions we frequently get asked is "What's the next hot platform?" Seeing as we go to a lot of shows and talk to a lot of manufactures, we have our finger on the pulse in the automotive world. One platform that seems to be making a resurgence is the Chevrolet OBS Trucks. These trucks were made from … [Read more...]

Miller Welders: Let There Be Light!

Miller Helmet Lighting Accessory Kit Walking around SEMA, we saw some amazing cars and cool products. Cars and products that will surely revolutionize this industry in years to come. We also saw tons of cool gizmo's that we loved and would help make life easier while working on cars too. We were in the Miller welding booth checking out some really neat new welders and saw a … [Read more...]

50th Anniversary Camaro Exhibit to Highlight Goodguys 22nd PPG Nationals in 2019

50th Anniversary Camaro Exhibit to Highlight Goodguys 22nd PPG Nationals in 2019 October 23, 2018 Written by John Drummond History’s most revered muscle car, the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, will be celebrated in spectacular fashion next summer at the Goodguys 22nd PPG Nationals, July 12-14 in Columbus, Ohio. Sixty Nine of history’s most significant 1969 Camaros will be … [Read more...]

The Most Read Stories On Lateral-G!

The Best Stories From 2018 On Lateral-G! Last night the ball dropped in NYC and the beginning of 2019 officially began. For many it's a time of reflection and planning for the future. That might be to lose weight, get a new job or finish that project car like us. Like many reflecting on 2018 we started to do that as well. What events we attended, wrenches turned and cars … [Read more...]