New Gated Shifter From Clayton Machine Works

New Gated Shifter from Clayton Machine Works Knoxville, TN – Clayton Machine Works’ gated shifter for automatic transmissions allows for virtually any shifter lever and knob combination. The gated, side detent feature eliminates the need for a shifter button, making gear selection as easy as a flick of the wrist. Each shifter also features a neutral safety switch. The … [Read more...]

Don Estel’s 69 Nova SS

Story by Don Estel I bought this Nova SS in 2019 from a shop in Oregon. The car came with a 509 hp 502 GenVI motor and a Tremec TKO 600 5 speed trans and 12 bolt with 3:73 gears. The prior owner performed a 2 year restoration ending in 2004 and only put 800 miles on the car at the time I purchased it. I drove the car for a couple of months when I decided I wanted to make … [Read more...]

Project Collateral Damage: Measure Twice, Cut Once

Building The Ultimate 1970 Pro Touring Chevelle - "Collateral Damage" A few months ago our very own Lateral-G owner Jody picked up a 1970 Chevelle. He had a vision for the car - handles like it's on rails, tons of power, stop on a dime, and to be able to put ten's of thousands of miles a year on it. The goal wasn't go out and build the baddest auto cross machine ever, it … [Read more...]

Stock To Style: Installing Clayton Machine Works Handles

Clayton Machine Works Window Cranks and Door Handles After our 1966 Chevelle Wagon project was up and running, we decided to take a little break from it and work on some other projects. One of my being our 1966 Chevelle coupe. If you remember a few years ago we built a brand new LS3 stroker for it, swapped in a bunch of other parts and took the car on Power Tour. One thing we … [Read more...]

Truck Feature: Waylon Krumrie’s 1967 C10 “Able”

Waylon Krumrie's 1967 C10 "Able" For over 15 years, Waylon Kain Krumrie, Sales Manager at TMI Products has been surrounded by some of the baddest cars and trucks in the automotive world. He's worked with the biggest builders  in our industry and helped come up with some of the coolest interiors out there. All while doing this though, he didn't have a ride of his own to tinker … [Read more...]

Lateral-G Meet And Greet SEMA 2018 Recap!

Meet and Greet 2018 We are thankful to have another successful Meet and Greet during SEMA! Just as SEMA grows into a bigger show, the Lateral-G dinner grows into a better time each year too, even though last year was awesome as well! Held at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, the dinner was a great time. This year it landed on the same night as Halloween night, which … [Read more...]

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...]

Lokar Performance Products Announces Acquisition of Clayton Machine Works

When it comes to heavy hitters in the automotive industry, Lokar Performance Products and Clayton Machine Works certainly rank among the top. Leaders in the industry for a number of years now, both companies have become synonymous with quality products, innovative designs and great customer service. So when the possibility of a Lokar acquiring Clayton Machine Works began being … [Read more...]

Tmcp #248 Clayton Machine Works – From Corporate Doldrums To Hot Rod Parts

  This week’s guest is Clay Johnson, owner of Clayton Machine Works in Madison, AL – just outside of Huntsville, AL (Rocket City U.S.A.). Clay started Clayton Machine Works after he saw the writing on the wall that his boring corporate design job was NOT leading him down the path he wanted to go (as he put it, he could only kill time at work by “searching for the end of … [Read more...]