Blown 1985 GMC Sierra Restomod by Tre5

March 7th, 2023

Shawn (Autotopia LA) has found yet another smoke machine on the left coast. Arizona truck owner Rob inherited the Sierra Classic (C10) from his grandfather. As a one-owner truck, the old GMC was straight, but bone stock. Rob decided to leave the truck with Tre5 Customs and let them work their magic. The rest – as they say – is hot rod history. You won’t find any fancy paint or graphics in this build but it rides on a full GSI chassis. The wheels are a 5-spoke design (22×8.5-front, 24×15-rear) and the brakes are from Baer. The hydraulic over electric Read More

Joe Rogan’s LT4 Powered 1969 Chevy Nova

March 4th, 2023

If this ride catches your eye a little funny, you can thank Steve Strope of Pure Vision Design. You see, he designed the exterior from at least three GM muscle car models. The subtle details of this build will astonish you. Listen closely. Under the hood is a supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 capable of producing 650hp and 650 lb.-ft. of torque right out of the crate. It is mated to a 6-speed Tremec manual transmission. Both the front and rear subframes are from Art Morrison. They include late model Corvette components. Believe it or not – the steering is manual. Read More

Coyote Swapped GT40 vs. EcoBoost GT40 – For the Win

February 15th, 2023

Autotopia LA delivered again with this comparison of two radically modified Fords. Neither of these two sleds are anything like old granddad’s tractor. These are sophisticated cars with full racing capabilities. Let’s join Shawn for a closer look. Built by Superformance Hillbanks, these two cars are both Mach 1 Ford GT40s. There are many similarities, and just as many differences. The Future40 features vintage styling combined with modern concepts. Most notable is the twin turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. With a redline of 6,500 RPM, this reincarnation of the Mach 1 GT40 is good for more than 600whp. Between 4,500 Read More

Ignite Red vs. Pump E85 – True Dyno Results from OMG (SRC)

February 8th, 2023

Which one is best? When you need to wring every bit of power from your hot rod, which fuel is up to the chore? More to the point – what brand of E85 makes the most power in engines capable of producing more than 500hp? The test vehicle for today’s Carolina Performance dyno session is none other than the G-Body belonging to the Old Man’s Garage. Called Cracker Barrel (CRKABRL), this Malibu has been upgraded with a brand new Chevy 400 small block. It is running a stock bottom end with a set of Trick Flow cylinder heads. Don’t look Read More

Caddy Jack – First Full Nitrous Pass

January 25th, 2023

This short clip gives us an opportunity to sit down with Midwest Street Cars’ Big Chief. He talks about everything Caddy Jack, including nitrous controller duty cycle programing and rear suspension geometry. Chief is a proven winner – on street and strip – and he has a wealth of racing knowledge to share. You might remember him from Street Outlaws. Caddy Jack is a 2014 Cadillac CTS-V coupe that has been treated to the best performance parts that money can buy. Under hood mods include Nitrous Express spray kits with a Maximizer EZ controller. The engine is a stock 6.2-liter Read More

1200HP Turbo Camaro SS

January 20th, 2023

Here we have a sixteen-year labor of love. It is artfully displayed in the form of Justin’s 2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS. After purchasing the car from a used car lot, Justin began the transformation that has taken this car from less than stock to the 1200hp beast you see today. As a dual-purpose vehicle, this Camaro can dominate on street or strip. It all begins under the hood with an all-aluminum 6.0-liter LSx V8 engine. Premium internals include boost pistons and Eagle connecting rods. The crankshaft is stock, and the cylinder heads are ported Wilkes 862s. Brian Tooley Racing is Read More

Hill’s Rod and Custom Autocross C5 Blazer

January 14th, 2023

What would possess an individual to try and make an autocross vehicle starting with a 1970s era C5 Chevrolet Blazer? If you consider the dual nature of the C5 moniker, as it pertains to this project, the riddle becomes a bit clearer. You see, this build begins with a C5 Corvette chassis. The K5 Blazer body was cut and modified to fit the sports car frame. The fenders were also stretched and widened to accommodate the massive (19X12 on both ends) tire/wheel combination. Speaking of wheels; they are Toploader from Billet Specialties wrapped in 315/30R19 tires. The hood is carbon Read More

Lutz Built Twin Turbo HEMI Ram 1500

January 12th, 2023

As a tribute to his deceased son, NHRA Top Fuel Champion Drag Racer Clay Millican presents this Ram 1500 pickup known affectionately as “Dentley”. This video picks up as Clay explains the details of this build and a bit about his young son. Under the hood is a 6.1-liter HEMI engine with a pair of 62-millimeter Precision turbochargers. Assembled by master fabricator Jeff Lutz (Street Outlaws), Dentley is equipped with a state-of-the-art intercooler setup and all the best parts imaginable. The transmission is a TCI TH400 automatic with a trans brake and a gear bender. Out back is a Quarter Read More

Bright Red Beach Cruiser – LT1 Powered 1962 Corvette

January 6th, 2023

Shawn from Autotopia LA delivers again with a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible restomod. Come along as Jason from Timeless Builds tells us about the project. It’s rolling on an Art Morrison chassis with C6 Corvette front suspension and a Watts 3-link rear. The LT-1 small block V8 engine is mated to a 6-speed Tremec transmission with a DYAD clutch. In the back is a Ford 9-inch rear end with an Eaton TrueTrac chunk. The combination is good to drop 470hp at the rear wheels. Speaking of wheels, they are Forgeline in chrome (19×9 front and 19×12 rear). The brakes are Read More

Hot Rod Anna – 1075HP Turbo Chevy S10 Pickup

January 4th, 2023

Greetings fellow gearheads! Here’s wishing you all a Happy New Year and taking the opportunity to introduce you to Hot Rod Anna. She has built herself quite a compact pickup truck. This thing is capable of assaulting both street and strip. Have a look. Anna begins by telling us what she has under the hood of her 1987 Chevrolet S10 pickup. It’s a 6.0-liter LS motor with a stock bottom end. The turbocharger setup features a Borg Warner S484 with CO2 boost control. The latest dyno test yielded 1,075hp to the rear-wheels on 24 psi of boost. The transmission is Read More