Just Chevrolet Nova's Drag Racing barona drag strip 1-5-2013
During the gambler grudge test and tune the chevrolet nova was out in force drag racing on the 1/8 mile.The Chevrolet Chevy II/Nova is a compact automobile manufactured by the Chevrolet division of General Motors produced in five generations for the 1962 through 1979. Chevrolet designer Clare MacKichan recalled about creating the Chevy II: "There was no time for experimentation or doodling around with new ideas from either the engineers or from us in design; And it had to be a basic-type car." The 1962 Chevy II rode a 110-inch wheelbase, compared to 109.5 for the Ford Falcon, at which Chevy's new compact was aimed. "I think that was the quickest program we ever did at any time," he continued. "We worked night and day on that car, and it didn't take very long to run it through our shop because we had a deadline." And that's what made the Chevy II one of the fastest new-car development programs in GM history - just 18 months after the designers got the green light, the first production Chevy II rolled off the Willow Run, Michigan, assembly line in August 1961, in time for its September 29 introduction. Unlike the Corvair, the 1962 Chevy II was deliberately never intended to be revolutionary in concept or execution; its mission was to give Chevy buyers a simple, back-to-the-basics compact car. When he announced the Chevy II to the press, Chevrolet General Manager Ed Cole described the car as offering "maximum functionalism with thrift."
There was a lot of debate within the Chevrolet organization over just what to call this new car, and the decision to go with "Chevy II" was a very late one. Among the finalists was Nova. It lost out because it didn't start with a "C," but was selected as the name for the top-of-the-line series. Ultimately the Nova badge would replace Chevy II - but that wouldn't happen until 1969. In almost every way, the creators of the Chevy II used Falcon as a benchmark. The 1964 model range included sedans and wagons, just like Falcon, as well as a two-door hardtop and a convertible, which Falcon didn't yet have. The only body style it didn't offer which the Falcon did was a coupe utility (the Ford Falcon Ranchero), most likely to avoid competing with Chevrolet's own El Camino.The Nova Super Sport was transformed from a trim option to a performance package for 1968. One of the smallest muscle cars ever fielded by Detroit, the Nova SS now included a 295 hp (220 kW) 350 cu in (5.7 l) V8 engine along with a heavy-duty suspension and other performance hardware, priced at US$312. Optional engines included two versions of the big-block 396 cu in (6.5 l) V8 rated at 350 hp (260 kW) and 375 hp (280 kW), which went for US$348. Both engines were offered with a choice of transmissions including the M-21 close-ratio four-speed manual, the heavy-duty M-22 "Rock Crusher" four-speed manual, or the three-speed turbo-Hydramatic 400 automatic transmission. A total of 17,564 SS coupes were produced for 1968. Novas sported the SS badge until 1972. Front disc brakes were optional on the 1968 Nova SS.
For 1969 the Chevy II nameplate was retired, leaving the Nova nameplate. The "Chevy II by Chevrolet" trunklid badge was replaced with "Nova by Chevrolet" and the "Chevy II" badge above the grille was replaced with the bowtie emblem and the '69 model was promoted under the Nova model name in Chevrolet sales literature.
Mox Miller's 1958 Chevy Impala Preserved
Pat Ganahl visits Mox Miller to examine his perfectly perserved 1958 Chevy
Impala show custom. Mr. Miller is the original owner and the amazing custom
work was completed in the early 1960s.
Racing Collectibles San Diego Diecast Swapmeet 1-12-2013
Diecast swapmeet at racing collectibles diecast swapmeet of what was for
sale and a good look what is in the racing collectibles diecast store from
nhra, sprint cars, off road, monster jam trucks, hats stickers t-shirts
autograph products. the video starts off with the two monte carlos signs a
quick look at the 2013 toyota camry to days of thunder music and then the
tv broadcast of testing at daytona 500 testing.
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Dodge Charger Vs Chevy Nova **S4S Global Drag Racing League**
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Ford Vs Chevy First Round Barona Drag Strip 3-23-2013
Ford Vs Chevy First Round Barona Drag Strip chevrolet nova vs ford Mustang orange vs yellow.
SUMMIT SERIES WEEKEND MARCH 23-24
2013 NHRA SUMMIT SERIES #1 and #2
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, MARCH 23-24
MustangS vs. THE WORLD VI
SATURDAY MARCH 23
TEST and TUNE GAMBLER GRUDGE
FORD vs. CHEVY Grudge match best 2 out of 3 took exactly 2 runs to crown
the CHEVY the win! Although the FORD Mustang, driven by Erwin 'Irwindale'
Chellar, gave us top speed, Steve 'The Shermanator' Sherman was able to
pull out the win with better reaction times at the tree. Thanks to all the
people who came to support this Great 'Ol 'Merican match up, I'm thinking
we need a re-match sometime very soon......
Route 66 All the 1961 Chevrolet Commercials PLUS Others (PART 1)
Sit back for 10 minutes and enjoy ( PART 1) of some long lost commercials
of 1961 from Route 66. Many Chevolet Impalas, Biscayne, Brookwood Station
Wagon, Corvairs, Trucks, etc. Bayer Asprin and Philips Milk Of Magnesia, it
will surely bring back some great memories, it does for me!
1963 Nova SS Complete
1963 Nova SS. Body Modifications, Strip and Repaint, Graphics, New grill,
head lights, bezels and much much more. This was a fun project, and the
owner is a really cool guy. I really enjoyed doing this car. Hope yall
enjoy the little slide show.