630HP Restomod 1965 Corvette Widebody

May 14th, 2022

Our boy Shawn (from Autotopia) has done it again. He located this crazy 1965 Chevy Corvette with a widened body (6-inches) sitting on a nearly stock chassis modified to accept a C4 front suspension. In the rear, we have an independent torque-arm design with a Dana 44 Trac Loc differential. The Forgeline wheels are 18-inch (12.5-inch rear, 11.5-inch front) This is a car that is equally suited for the dragstrip or the autocross course. The engine is a Lingenfelter built LS7 7.0-liter all-aluminum dry sump V8 capable of producing 630hp. By the way, it’s naturally aspirated. The 3-inch exhaust system Read More

427 Powered Galaxie 500 Restomod

April 27th, 2022

By definition, a restomod is a vehicle that has everything it needs to look vintage and run better than new. With 635hp on tap, this 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 is that type of creation. Let’s join Shawn (of Autotopia), who is with the owner of this cream puff, and let him give us the low-down. Subtle changes to the exterior of this car make it a one-of-a-kind treasure. The interior is more of the same. Yards of beautiful leather with minor changes that make it totally unique. Air ride suspension on all four corners help to yield the car’s athletic Read More

700HP 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Restomod

April 8th, 2022

Thanks again to Shawn from Autotopia LA for finding this perfect 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Restomod. Despite the fact that ’65 is not typically a popular model for Chevelle enthusiasts, car owner John has done an extraordinary job with this one. Pretty and fast – that’s the right combination. Take a look at this vintage creampuff. John has a long and complicated history with this car. It dates clear back to high school. After being separated from the car for a decade, a friend helped him to relocate it. The teardown began and John delivered the car to a paint shop Read More

First 2022 COPO Camaro – Behind the Assembly Line

March 15th, 2022

The COPO (Central Office Production Order) Chevrolet Camaro is the unicorn for GM muscle car enthusiasts. It is a performance-oriented version of the Camaro that buyers can customize with a variety of engine, transmission and differential combinations. This video documents the build of the Collins COPO Camaro. Get ready to be impressed. Just outside of Detroit, Michigan is the Village of Oxford. Oxford is home to the COPO Build Facility where stock Camaro chassis are transformed into works of art. Rich Rinke (Head of the Facility) takes us through the process in this detailed build video. Component quality and craftsmanship Read More

Tukes Supra Build in 10-Minutes

February 26th, 2022

This video takes us on a journey. It all begins with a bone stock 2020 Toyota Supra that is transformed into a unique hot rod with plenty of panache. Our man Tukes is excited to take delivery of the black beauty and get started with the mods. First stop is Abushi for a fresh vinyl wrap. This will give the Supra a custom look and protect the factory surface. Next is an AWE exhaust setup that’ll unleash this little beast and let it breathe more freely. With the performance exhaust installed (looking and sounding great!), it’s time for some carbon Read More

Joe Rogan’s 1969 Camaro Restomod Build by Roadster Shop

February 24th, 2022

Jeremy, Josh and Phil (from Roadster Shop) deliver the down-low on Joe Rogan’s outstanding 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS build. Built for sportscaster, podcaster and television personality Joe Rogan, this muscle car offers everything it takes to look vintage and run like brand new. It all begins with a Roadster Shop SPEC chassis. This dedicated chassis, suspension and steering setup offers unparalleled ride quality and handling characteristics. Under the hood is an 860hp supercharged Wegner GM LSA V8 engine. The transmission is a Bowler Magnum XL (Tremec) T-56 manual. The Baer braking system includes 6-piston calipers. The satin black HRE P101SC Read More

The Most Disturbing Demon in Existence

February 23rd, 2022

Brace for impact, my Ford purist friends. You are about to witness what can only be described as a very disturbing piece of machinery. From a distance it looks like a 2012 Ford Mustang, but as you get closer, you notice an unmistakable fender logo near the engine compartment. Could it be? Is that a Hellcat/Demon logo on this Mustang? Say it ain’t so! As the hood is slowly opened, the terrible secret is revealed. Tucked neatly between the fenders of this pony car is a twin turbocharged HEMI V8. It’s a 6.2-liter with a factory crankshaft, connecting rods and Read More

Alex Taylor’s 1955 Chevy Heats Up the Dyno Ahead of Sick Week 2022

February 5th, 2022

This video introduces us to drag racer Alex Taylor and her rank 1955 Chevrolet 210. She has brought her shoebox Chevy to Jessie’s Garage in Bowling Green, Kentucky for a dyno tuning session with Ryan White from Holley EFI. This is all in preparation for Sick Week 2022, a weeklong drag-and-drive competition that takes place in Florida and South Georgia. Proudly displaying a natural patina, Alex’s Chevy is powered by a 525 cubic-inch Dart motor with an iron block. The bottom end features such high-quality items as a Crower crankshaft, BME pistons and custom fabricated one-piece billet main caps. Forced Read More

Suspension Upgrade Helps Mustang GT500 Set New World Record

February 4th, 2022

Believe it or not, a suspension upgrade is what aided the Palm Beach Dyno crew in setting a new quarter-mile world record for a stock motor 2020 Mustang GT500. With the GT500 ‘toting the front’ right out of the hole, the car struggled to gain traction and post a decent 60-foot time. A simple suspension upgrade got the front wheels back on the pavement and knocked a chunk off the car’s quarter-mile elapsed time. Check it out. After setting a record quarter-mile pass (8.95-seconds) with their 3.8-liter Whipple swapped Mustang Gt500, the crew at Palm Beach Dyno decided not to Read More

1100WHP Twin Turbo Sequentially Shifted Dodge Viper Ride Along

January 25th, 2022

So, this is what happens when Calvo Motorsports gets hold of what can be considered as one of the baddest production cars ever made. They take it from bad to unbelievable. I’ll give you a rundown of the mods involved in this build and let the video ride along do the rest. It’s a life altering machine. Calvo bumps the 8.4-liter V10 up to a 9.0-liter stroker motor that is built with a bullet-proof pedigree. After that a pair of 67-millimeter turbochargers are added. Keep in mind that this is the entry-level Calvo kit. Add Turbosmart billet wastegates and billet Read More

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