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Battling the Big Boys

Battling the Big Boys

The ’31 Hupmobile Could Hold Its Own

History tells us the car was named for its designer, Robert Hupp, who had a storied automotive career before going out on his own. He first worked for REO and Ford before setting up his own company (the Hupp Motor Co.) in 1908, which would produce cars for the next 32 years.... more

CLASSICS

Bill Holder - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Alan's 'Vette

Alan's 'Vette

An enthusiast’s journey at making a shark his own

We’ve all heard it said that we really don’t own our Corvettes and muscle cars and that we’re actually just the caretakers until they are passed on to the next wide-eyed and excited enthusiast.... more

CORVETTE

Jim Moore - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Do the TIGHTEN UP

Do the TIGHTEN UP

Foundational improvements on a C4 coupe's chassis

Corvette therapy; it is accomplished by either lowering the top on your Corvette convertible or removing the roof panel on the coupe (if so equipped). Point your machine in the direction of your favorite two-lane twisty road, crank up the tunes and drive on! What a great way to relieve the stress of a hectic work week.... more

GENERAL

Ron Warren - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Geary Roberts' Private Collection

Geary Roberts' Private Collection

Bringing Together Some Classics

Geary Roberts, an automobile body shop craftsman, retired a couple of years ago from building late model wrecks. His dream of working on his own cars is now being fulfilled. He considers it a hobby, and also loves to attend swap meets and car shows.... more

CLASSICS

Leroy Drittler - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Installing traction bars on a 1967 Camaro

Installing traction bars on a 1967 Camaro

Traction Bars That Really Work on First-Gen Camaros

When the 1967 Camaro debuted, it was an immediate hit with Chevy enthusiasts. The styling was decidedly different.... more

GM

Larry Weiner - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Rewiring a 1957 Chevy

Rewiring a 1957 Chevy

Modern solutions for early wiring systems

Chevrolets from the 1950s had very few options as starting the engine was the main concern. In the early years, 30 to 35 amperage generators were able to keep up with the lighting and other electrical loads. Today, adding electrical accessories to an existing electrical system should be done with a well thought-out plan.... more

GM

Chris Petris - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

1973 Plymouth Duster: Something different

1973 Plymouth Duster: Something different

The Tale of a True Mopar Man

When we stumbled upon this car, we thought it was just your regular 12-second Duster. Small tires, stock looking and a parachute? That has to be for show – right?... more

MOPAR

Dave Verna and Mike Ziccardi - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

1990 Corvette ZR-1 Bonneville Salt Flats Racer

1990 Corvette ZR-1 Bonneville Salt Flats Racer

Chasing a Bonneville Record in a 1990 Corvette

When describing the excitement of rocketing down the salt-covered racetrack at 400 feet per second, Dave Hlebichuk of Texas said, “It feels like you are driving on hard-packed snow. The crosswind changes a lot in the three-mile, and it can easily move the car 50 feet either way. If you need to do too much correction … well you’re pretty much done!”... more

CORVETTE

Jeffrey Conger - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

2010 Lingenfelter Signature Series Camaro

2010 Lingenfelter Signature Series Camaro

Driving the Lingenfelter Signature Series Camaro

How do you take a Gen-V Camaro SS and make it stand out from the rest of the general population? The Lingenfelter Performance Engineering team has the answer. Their “out of the box” thinking continues to raise the bar with their passion for performance, power and creative design.... more

GM

Al Rogers - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

2008 Mustang GT500: Blue Diamond

2008 Mustang GT500: Blue Diamond

The Best in a Long Line of Mustangs

From Palm Coast, Florida, Don Gress has the best of both worlds. He makes his living as an ASE Master Certified Mechanic and has always enjoyed working on cars. He is also a staunch Mustang fan who has owned more than 40 in his lifetime.... more

MUSTANG

Joe Greeves - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments