NEWS

JLT Performance has been found GUILTY of a cover-up! Covering up the stuff Ford wouldn’t! Like our New Master Cylinder Cover!

JLT Performance has been found GUILTY of a cover-up! Covering up the stuff Ford wouldn’t! Like our New Master Cylinder Cover!

Hey, we get it. Even though the 2020 Shelby GT500 is a mind-blowing piece of technology, the Bean Counters in the corner office had a profit figure to hit. How did they do that? Cutting corners. On bizarre stuff, like finishing touches in the engine bay when they car’s biggest piece of eye candy is […]

July 7, 2020 More
Race Winning Brands Europe Now Stocking Total Seal® Piston Rings

Race Winning Brands Europe Now Stocking Total Seal® Piston Rings

July 2nd, 2020 Total Seal Piston Rings announced today that Race Winning Brand’s piston companies – Diamond, JE and Wiseco – are now stocking Total Seal piston rings in Europe for upgrades to piston orders. Matt Hartford, Total Seal CEO and President said, “Now engine builders and enthusiasts in Europe can unlock greater performance by […]

July 6, 2020 More
NEWS – HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

NEWS – HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

The staff and owners of RPM Magazine wish you all a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!    

July 3, 2020 More
NEWS – Advanced Turbo Shield Design

NEWS – Advanced Turbo Shield Design

Design Engineering, Inc. introduces high-tech GEN-3 Titanium Turbo Shields. AVON LAKE, OHIO (July 1, 2020) – When it comes to technologically advanced turbocharger protection, Design Engineering, Inc. has again raised the bar with its new GEN-3 Titanium Turbo Shields with LR Technology™. Featuring a silicone-coated outer layer, multiple stainless steel and silica inner layers, and […]

July 3, 2020 More
Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

This year has been especially challenging for you all, for us as a Magazine and for the World as a whole. We have all been pushed beyond limits with life changing health and lifestyle issues due to Covid-19. During this Canada Day 2020, RPM Magazine wishes you all a celebration with family and friends as […]

July 1, 2020 More

FEATURES

FEATURES – TRADING UP – RJ Miolla – ’55 Chevy Cameo Pickup

FEATURES – TRADING UP – RJ Miolla – ’55 Chevy Cameo Pickup

RJ Miolla found his passion for drag racing after trading an ATV for a basic 11-second Chevelle race car. He didn’t know it at the time, but letting go of the trans brake in that rattling big block Chevelle would change him forever. From the Chevelle, RJ parlayed a trade into a nasty 1966 pro […]

July 16, 2020 More
FEATURES – THEIR FIRST CAR – Dennis Chillik – ’68 Torino GT

FEATURES – THEIR FIRST CAR – Dennis Chillik – ’68 Torino GT

I’m one of those guys who grew up loving drag racing.” That simple statement is how Dennis Chillik would describe himself. Nothing overly spectacular about that statement, right? Unless of course you know what a love like that can mean! Dennis served in the U.S. Air Force, and in November of 1967 while stationed at […]

July 15, 2020 More
FEATURES – NORTHERN ATTACK – Dean Branham – ’69 Barracuda

FEATURES – NORTHERN ATTACK – Dean Branham – ’69 Barracuda

It took quite some time for Dean Branham to get his 1969 Barracuda to this stage in its existence, but all the hard work, trials and tribulations have been more than worth it. “My dad bought this car in 1998, and it was a clapped-out, rusted mess with a 318 and bald tires. But it […]

July 13, 2020 More
FEATURES – NO REGRETS – Tony Merlic ’69 Camaro

FEATURES – NO REGRETS – Tony Merlic ’69 Camaro

Hindsight can be a tricky thing. Most of us can reflect back and wonder how our lives might be different had we taken that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, asked out that cute brunette, or tried out for that exclusive team or club. And when we get right down to it, most car guys and gals can usually […]

July 10, 2020 More
FEATURES – THE INSTIGATOR – Jeff VanNorden – 70 Challenger

FEATURES – THE INSTIGATOR – Jeff VanNorden – 70 Challenger

To hear Clifton Park, New York’s Jeff VanNorden tell it, he didn’t have a choice. On the streets in his hometown, there is an order. There’s an ethos. There’s a way you establish yourself. And to fail to abide by those unwritten rules is… well…unforgivable. “A buddy of mine was riding his Hyabusa and he […]

July 3, 2020 More

TRUCKS

TRUCKS – Trick Out Your Truck – Lighting & Style F250

TRUCKS – Trick Out Your Truck – Lighting & Style F250

With new diesel F-250 pickups running into the upper $60,000 range, we decided it would be worth the upgrades to freshen our 15 year-old reliable Powerstroke instead. The newer trucks actually still have very similar overall body styling but our lights and grille really show how dated our old truck  really is. Our 2000 F-250 […]

June 18, 2020 More
TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – TOW TECH – Safety, Style, Function

TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – TOW TECH – Safety, Style, Function

If you have a high performance street machine or drag car, chances are that sooner or later you are going to have to haul it somewhere. In fact, having a fully-equipped tow rig is—for many  enthusiasts, at least—one of the key steps in being ready for the race or show season and not. If you […]

June 12, 2020 More
TECH – TOW TECH – Need a Lift – Air Bag Install

TECH – TOW TECH – Need a Lift – Air Bag Install

Yes, I am guilty of it. If you consider yourself  a gearhead then you are probably guilty of it as well. What am I accusing you of? Gearheads like having toys and usually don’t have enough money to buy something new or something that is the “best” in its class—mostly because we can fix them […]

June 10, 2020 More
TRUCKS – TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – Flares

TRUCKS – TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – Flares

Trick Out Your Truck – A Flare for New Shoes My wife has a flair for new shoes and so does our vintage RPM F-250 hauler. Four flares to be exact, but only one set of new shoes. If you have been following the Trick Out Your Truck tech in RPM over the last several […]

June 5, 2020 More
TRUCKS – TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – In a Day!

TRUCKS – TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – In a Day!

FROM MILD MANNERED TO MENACING….IN A DAY! We’ll be honest, we got sick and tired of being made fun of for our mundane 2015 F150 shop truck. We just heard one too many “hey look at the magazine guys driving around in a stock pickup,” comments and decided to do something about it. First, we […]

June 3, 2020 More

PROJECTS/BUILDS

PROJECTS – HOME GROWN COPO – Powered, Wired & Shifted

PROJECTS – HOME GROWN COPO – Powered, Wired & Shifted

It’s been six long months since we last checked in with Project Homegrown COPO, an RPM MAG-influenced tribute to the factory modified racecar offering from Chevrolet, and we’ve made some decent progress. It might not seem like much if you are a fan of TV shows that pack a year’s worth of work into a […]

June 29, 2020 More
PROJECTS/BUILDS – 4 LUG THUG – Nitrous Express Water Injection

PROJECTS/BUILDS – 4 LUG THUG – Nitrous Express Water Injection

For eons we have become accustomed to water methanol injection on both diesel and gasoline engines. It has been used in boosted racing and street performance primarily, but in the last few years water injection has become increasingly popular for nitrous engines, as well. Although it may seem like someone just recently discovered the advantages […]

May 20, 2020 More
INSTALL – 4 LUG THUG – RaceCraft Part 2 – Suspension Upgrade

INSTALL – 4 LUG THUG – RaceCraft Part 2 – Suspension Upgrade

Last month, we started our RaceCraft rear suspension upgrade in the RPM Magazine THUG mule Mustang with the install of a much-needed upper control arm doubler kit. RaceCraft’s stock upper torque box upgrade not only reinforced the control arm bolt holes but gives us another set of bolt holes above the stock location for more […]

May 8, 2020 More
INSTALL – 4 LUG THUG – RaceCraft Part 1 – Upper Torque Box Doubler Install

INSTALL – 4 LUG THUG – RaceCraft Part 1 – Upper Torque Box Doubler Install

We decided while rebuilding the rear  section of project 4 Lug Thug over  the winter that we should upgrade our cheap second-hand upper and lower control arms while its jacked up and stripped down. While the car as originally going to be a mild street/strip ride, it has slowly morphed into more than we thought […]

May 6, 2020 More
TECH – Cover Your Butt – Engine Diaper Install

TECH – Cover Your Butt – Engine Diaper Install

If there is one thing I’ve learned in my first 14 months of fatherhood, it is the vital importance of diapers. I never gave them much thought for the first 38 years of my life, but now I realize how fast things get out of hand without one. Even 10 minutes with a miniwild man […]

April 29, 2020 More

EVENTS

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

This year has been especially challenging for you all, for us as a Magazine and for the World as a whole. We have all been pushed beyond limits with life changing health and lifestyle issues due to Covid-19. During this Canada Day 2020, RPM Magazine wishes you all a celebration with family and friends as […]

July 1, 2020 More
EVENTS – RE-LIVE THE EVENT – War By The Shore 2015

EVENTS – RE-LIVE THE EVENT – War By The Shore 2015

WAR…A crusade, campaign, struggle, battle, fight, clash, engagement, encounter, or an attack. No matter how you define it, the title for the first ever RPM Magazine/ Lucas Oil WAR BY THE SHORE truly embodied everything that not only led up to, but took place on the asphalt of Thompson Raceway Park on July 25th 2015. […]

June 30, 2020 More
Lubrication Specialties Inc., Manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret, Announces Production of Hand Sanitizer in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Lubrication Specialties Inc., Manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret, Announces Production of Hand Sanitizer in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Mt Gilead, OH, (April 9, 2020) – Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret performance oils and additives and other specialty lubrication products, announced today they are redeploying a portion of the company’s Mt Gilead, OH manufacturing facility and headquarters to make alcohol-based hand sanitizer to assist with preventative care during the COVID-19 […]

April 11, 2020 More
Temporary Shut Down  due to Corona Virus Health Order  Until Further Notice

Temporary Shut Down due to Corona Virus Health Order Until Further Notice

Dear Valued Customer: Last night on March 19th, 2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom issued “a Stay at Home Order for the entire state effective March 19th at 11:59pm. This order is to further restrict and limit the spread of the virus and to ensure the healthcare delivery system is capable of serving all.” We at […]

March 28, 2020 More
ATI’s Pro Mod Racers Win Big!

ATI’s Pro Mod Racers Win Big!

Alex Laughlin wins Pro Mod at the Doorslammer Nationals at Orlando! Alex Laughlin added another milestone moment to his doorslammer drag racing career Sunday evening when he turned on the final-round win light at the inaugural Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals at Orlando Speed World Dragway and took home a check for $50,000. Driving the […]

March 15, 2020 More

TECH

TOOLS & TECH – Cool Tools – Multiroll

TOOLS & TECH – Cool Tools – Multiroll

Creativity is a funny thing in most respects, but none more so than when it comes to custom fabrication. It seems like it is easy to get stumped trying to find new ways of making familiar projects look unique; however, you throw a new tool in the mix and suddenly the ideas seem to just […]

July 7, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – TECH – I’ve Said It Before…

SHOP TALK – TECH – I’ve Said It Before…

Hello fellow gearheads. With every passing day, I am getting one step closer to finally finishing the latest upgrades on Big Red. Once you go down the long, treacherous, expensive road named “Mild to Wild,” bypassing the town of “Simple and Easy,” you arrive at the city of “Expensive-ville,” which is surrounded by the suburbs […]

July 6, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – RACIN’ IS RACIN’

SHOP TALK – RACIN’ IS RACIN’

The other day, one of my buddies asked why an old friend of ours doesn’t come to the track anymore. I laughed and said, “he’s a street racer now.” My response was immediately met with another question. “Okay, but why can’t  he come to the track anymore?” In recent years, I’ve come to learn that […]

June 26, 2020 More
TOOLS & TECH – RPM Cool Tools – How Much Ya Bench?

TOOLS & TECH – RPM Cool Tools – How Much Ya Bench?

Back in our January installment of Cool Tools right here in RPM, we showed you the super versatile new Klutch Tools mill/lathe combo. The best part of having this new capability in our shop is that now we can turn and machine small parts from billet aluminum and plastic in our own shop. However, we […]

June 23, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – Why Do We Do This?

SHOP TALK – Why Do We Do This?

I understand that we all have a passion for cars or I wouldn’t be writing this article and you wouldn’t be reading it. I understand that some of us get obsessive and even excessive with our cars. I also understand that our cars are supposed to bring us joy and take us away from the […]

June 22, 2020 More

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FEATURES – NEVER FAST ENOUGH – Brian Greenberg – 1964 Ford Fairlane

FEATURES – NEVER FAST ENOUGH – Brian Greenberg – 1964 Ford Fairlane

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June 25, 2020 More
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June 24, 2020 More
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FEATURES – MOPAR REDEMPTION – David Soloman – 71 Dodge Demon

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June 23, 2020 More
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FEATURES – PROFESSIONAL GRADE – Ron Fountain ’68 Camaro

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June 22, 2020 More
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FEATURES – LOVE AT FIRST BITE – Jim Sciortino – 1970 Barracuda

For some of us, it takes a while to settle on the perfect car for a build. We scour the available targets, consider the pros and cons of each, hunt for a good buy, and eventually we make our choice. But for others like Trumbull, Connecticut’s Jim Sciortino, it is a far simpler choice. “I […]

June 19, 2020 More
TECH/SHOP TALK – Gearheads & Good Deeds

TECH/SHOP TALK – Gearheads & Good Deeds

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June 19, 2020 More
FOOD FRIDAY – Green Chile Stacked Enchiladas

FOOD FRIDAY – Green Chile Stacked Enchiladas

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June 19, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – Wiring

SHOP TALK – Wiring

When the weather takes a turn in winter’s direction around here, my phone tends to ring a lot with custom automotive work. After all, it is the season to make any necessary repairs, as well as any unnecessary upgrades (had to write that—my wife was looking over my shoulder). But for the record, there is […]

June 18, 2020 More
FEATURES – PILOT DATA – Andy Robinson – 69 Camaro

FEATURES – PILOT DATA – Andy Robinson – 69 Camaro

Ask any scientist and he or she will surely tell you that the key to any quality experiment with dependable results is the effort put in up front to ensure that the data collection process is sound. Trial runs, mistakes, and miscalculations can be sorted out ahead of time to ensure that the finished product […]

June 17, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – Why Cars?

SHOP TALK – Why Cars?

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June 17, 2020 More
TECH – TOW TECH – Slow Down & Cool Off

TECH – TOW TECH – Slow Down & Cool Off

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June 16, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – The Mysterious Rear Diff

SHOP TALK – The Mysterious Rear Diff

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June 16, 2020 More
FEATURES – GRAPE JUICED – Dave Pierce – 68 Pro Mod Camaro

FEATURES – GRAPE JUICED – Dave Pierce – 68 Pro Mod Camaro

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June 15, 2020 More
IT’S SHOP TALK WEEK – SHOP TALK – A Perfectly Good Hood

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June 15, 2020 More
Daddy’s Caddy – Stanley/Weiss Racing

Daddy’s Caddy – Stanley/Weiss Racing

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June 12, 2020 More
Supercharging 101

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June 12, 2020 More
Accel Expands Super Coil Lineup!

Accel Expands Super Coil Lineup!

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June 12, 2020 More
FOOD FRIDAY – GRILLED CORN WITH CILANTRO LIME BUTTER

FOOD FRIDAY – GRILLED CORN WITH CILANTRO LIME BUTTER

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June 12, 2020 More
Playing Rough – Pat Spangenberg

Playing Rough – Pat Spangenberg

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June 11, 2020 More
Tem-Pest – Shawn Dixon

Tem-Pest – Shawn Dixon

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June 10, 2020 More
FEATURES – LIFE’S A JOURNEY – Bruce McConnell – 46 Dodge

FEATURES – LIFE’S A JOURNEY – Bruce McConnell – 46 Dodge

Born in Indianapolis in 1946, Bruce McConnell has always been fascinated with anything mechanical. “I was one of those kids who always needed to take everything apart to see how it worked,” tells Bruce. “When I was about 8 years old, I began attending the Indianapolis 500 and knew right then that I had the […]

June 9, 2020 More
FEATURES – LEGIT – Frank & Mary Bendit – 1970 Chevy Nova

FEATURES – LEGIT – Frank & Mary Bendit – 1970 Chevy Nova

There seem to be two schools of thought in what it takes to build a dual-purpose street/strip car. One group would suggest taking an all-out drag car, doing just enough to make it street legal, and trailering it anywhere and everywhere to demonstrate its stellar—and frankly predictable—on-track performance. However, to the other bunch of street/strip […]

June 8, 2020 More
FEATURES – NO TAKEBACKS – Kyle & Amanda Avery 1968 Nova

FEATURES – NO TAKEBACKS – Kyle & Amanda Avery 1968 Nova

If you’ve been in the high performance drag racing and street machine scene long enough, you’ve probably experienced it. In the nearly-constant search for better, faster, and cooler, you made a deal that you later regretted. Sometimes you lament the ride you gave up. Other times, you realize that maybe you aren’t as crazy about […]

June 5, 2020 More
FEATURES – GLASS DRAGGIN – George Reidenauer – Corvette Nostalgia Funny Car

FEATURES – GLASS DRAGGIN – George Reidenauer – Corvette Nostalgia Funny Car

George Reidnauer was introduced to drag racing by his father in the mid-’70s. His dad, who used to deliver bread for a living, would rush home to pick young George up as soon as he got off work  early Sunday mornings and the duo would drive over to Maple Grove Raceway for the day. Of […]

June 5, 2020 More
TOOLS/TECH – Work Smarter- Fab Better with Miller

TOOLS/TECH – Work Smarter- Fab Better with Miller

Chances are, if you are into high performance street machines or doorslammer drag cars, you fall into one of two categories: you  either can fabricate parts yourself or you wish you could. Unfortunately, around the RPM Hardcore Horsepower Garage, our fab skills aren’t yet where we’d like them to be. As a result, we decided […]

June 5, 2020 More
FOOD FRIDAY – Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps

FOOD FRIDAY – Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps

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June 5, 2020 More
FEATURES – THE MAVERICK – Dan Bosco – ’74 Ford Maverick

FEATURES – THE MAVERICK – Dan Bosco – ’74 Ford Maverick

Dan Bosco, just like the name of his Outlaw Limited Street “Maverick” suggests, isn’t scared to cross the line of conformity. No stranger to cars growing up, Bosco’s dad always had something that would turn heads in the driveway. For Dan though, there was nothing like the thought of going fast in a drag car, […]

June 4, 2020 More
FEATURES – HISTORICAL VALUE – RICHARD SLOOT – 66 Malibu SS

FEATURES – HISTORICAL VALUE – RICHARD SLOOT – 66 Malibu SS

At RPM we’re firm believers that the history of performance and muscle cars must be kept alive and documented for generations to come. And occasionally, we stumble across something so incredibly rare that we have to pass it on to our readers, and this Malibu Super Sport is no exception. With only 230 produced for […]

June 4, 2020 More
FEATURES – CARRIED AWAY – Joe Capp – 1971 Cuda

FEATURES – CARRIED AWAY – Joe Capp – 1971 Cuda

As so many obsessions do, it started simply for Hawthorn Woods, Illinois native Joe Capps. He just wanted a capable performing Mopar street car. But an enabling friend can always spur us along to go  further than we thought we would, and for Joe, that was good buddy Matt Renz of Midwest Muscle Cars. “Matt […]

June 3, 2020 More
TOOLS – RPM Cool Tools – Rockin’ & (Slip) Rollin’

TOOLS – RPM Cool Tools – Rockin’ & (Slip) Rollin’

There’s a maddening thing about tools: the more you have, the more you want. Whether you are a newbie just beginning to outfit your shop with the essentials or an established fab shop with all the latest and greatest the tooling world has to offer, it seems as though no matter what you have, there […]

June 3, 2020 More
FEATURES – STEEL HORSE – Bob Smith ’68 and a half Cobra Jet Mustang

FEATURES – STEEL HORSE – Bob Smith ’68 and a half Cobra Jet Mustang

Bob Smith started out as a regular kid, growing up around cars and hearing stories from his dad about the fast muscle cars of the sixties and seventies. In particular, he recalls his dad talking about the 1968 Shelby GT500KR and its Holman & Moody race prepped 428CJ. “According to dad, it was never touched […]

June 2, 2020 More
FEATURES – DELUXE BOOST – Jay Friedrich – ’66 Chevelle

FEATURES – DELUXE BOOST – Jay Friedrich – ’66 Chevelle

“I bought the car in 1986 while I was a sophomore in college,” said Jay Friedrich of his 1966 Chevelle Deluxe. “It was an all original six-cylinder car with 48,000 original miles.” That Chevelle would only make it one  more year with the six in it as Freidrich was working  feverishly after school nd any […]

June 1, 2020 More
NEWS –   Jesel Premium Stud Rockers…Now available for 23° SB Chevy heads with standard valve spacing

NEWS – Jesel Premium Stud Rockers…Now available for 23° SB Chevy heads with standard valve spacing

Designed to meet NHRA and IHRA Stock Eliminator specifications. First released in 1990, Jesel Premium Stud Rockers were developed for NASCAR teams before shaft rockers were deemed legal. Now, almost 30 years later, we have reengineered them to set the standard once again. For classes where shaft rockers are not allowed such as NHRA and […]

June 1, 2020 More
NEWS – 2020 FORD F-150 2.7L/3.5L ECOBOOST, & 5.0L NOW AVAILABLE​

NEWS – 2020 FORD F-150 2.7L/3.5L ECOBOOST, & 5.0L NOW AVAILABLE​

Edge is excited to support additional gas coverage for three of the best products on the market! Read below and offer your customers best-in-class features, improved MPGs, and added performance across the RPM band. Gas truck coverage is now “live” for 2020 Ford F-150 2.7L, 3.5L Ecoboost and 5.0L applications on the Evolution CS2 (PN […]

May 31, 2020 More
FEATURES – LAND SHARK – Tom Conlan – 34 Ford Coupe Land Speed Car

FEATURES – LAND SHARK – Tom Conlan – 34 Ford Coupe Land Speed Car

When we were first approached  by builder Greg Friedrich of  Gizmos” about a “special” project that he is involved in, we’ll admit that we completely miscalled it. We even tried to gently explain to Greg how RPM does not cover “rat rods” or street rods that don’t pack a pretty serious ET behind them…whoops, sorry […]

May 29, 2020 More
FOOD & SPIRITS – Marinated Grilled Shrimp

FOOD & SPIRITS – Marinated Grilled Shrimp

This simple grilling recipe will make all your seafood fans happy and is sure to impress. Be sure to download the recipe for your favorites book to make again.  Read more of this recipe.  Just click on the digital feature below this introduction. Read more stories like this at www.rpmmag.com  

May 29, 2020 More
TRUCKS – Tow Tech – Gettin’ Hitched

TRUCKS – Tow Tech – Gettin’ Hitched

If you’ve towed your race car or street machine before, you  know that depending on the quality of your tow setup, it can either feel like a stress-induced worryfest where your rig seems to constantly teeter on the brink of disaster or pretty  much like any other drive. The less heavy duty your equipment, the […]

May 29, 2020 More
NEWS – Following Lengthy Delay, Musi Racing Ready for PDRA Season Opener

NEWS – Following Lengthy Delay, Musi Racing Ready for PDRA Season Opener

May 28, 2020) BENSON, NC — After a season-opening victory way back in January, it’s been four months since Musi Racing last competed due to the COVID-19 pandemic But the team is back for this weekend’s Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) season opener, the East Coast Nationals at GALOT Motorsports Park in Benson, NC, and […]

May 29, 2020 More
NEWS – Build a Tucked-Up Exhaust System with Granatelli Motor Sports Oval Exhaust Components from Summit Racing

NEWS – Build a Tucked-Up Exhaust System with Granatelli Motor Sports Oval Exhaust Components from Summit Racing

An exhaust system built with oval tubing can provide extra ground clearance and help tuck the exhaust up closer to the floorpan for a cleaner look.You can build one with Granatelli Motor Sports oval exhaust components. The stainless steel straight tubing, bends, mufflers, and other parts allow you to build an exhaust that is just […]

May 28, 2020 More
FEATURES – FAST & LOOSE – George Rubistello – 63 Chevy Nova

FEATURES – FAST & LOOSE – George Rubistello – 63 Chevy Nova

My good friend RJ Miolla said it needed a name,” recalled Lake Peeskill, NY paint and body extraordinaire George Rubistello. After several failed attempts and a few laughs, Miolla (whose own Pro Cameo took the July  2015 cover of RPM) said “Loose Screw,” and that was that. “There couldn’t be a better name for the […]

May 28, 2020 More
FEATURES – ENTROPY – Kevin Amar – 1955 GMC 3100 Pickup

FEATURES – ENTROPY – Kevin Amar – 1955 GMC 3100 Pickup

ENTROPHY – Kevin Amar 1955 GMC 3100 Pickup Lack of order or predictability. Gradual decline into disorder.” Entropy isn’t a suggestion. It isn’t a probability. It is a scientific law. In  short, it is the natural order of things to decline, decay, and become less organized—unless energy is added to the system. Take Kevin Amar’s […]

May 27, 2020 More
Pre-Cut Hood Insulation Kits for Muscle Cars

Pre-Cut Hood Insulation Kits for Muscle Cars

Pre-Cut Hood Insulation Kits for Muscle Cars Add protection & a finished appearance to your engine bay. AVON LAKE, OHIO – (May 27, 2020) – Show off your muscle car engine in style with new Pre-Cut Hood Insulation Kits from Design Engineering, Inc. Custom-cut to fit a variety of classic muscle car hoods, the Pre-Cut […]

May 27, 2020 More
WELCOME TO THE NEW RPM MAGAZINE ALL DIGITAL VERSION

WELCOME TO THE NEW RPM MAGAZINE ALL DIGITAL VERSION

Well, it’s finally here….the very first ALL DIGITAL RPM MAGAZINE!  Here is just a little Teaser of the June issue.  If you were a subscriber, you would already have this in your email inbox today. Subscribe by June 1st and you will receive this issue in your email just as the thousands of other RPM […]

May 25, 2020 More
FEATURES – Trading Up – RJ Miolla – 55 Chevy Cameo Pickup

FEATURES – Trading Up – RJ Miolla – 55 Chevy Cameo Pickup

RJ Miolla found his passion for drag racing after trading an ATV for a basic 11-second Chevelle race car. He didn’t know it at the time, but letting go of the trans brake in that rattling big block Chevelle would change him forever. From the  Chevelle, RJ parlayed a trade into a nasty 1966 pro […]

May 22, 2020 More
EVENTS RE-LIVED – Yellow Bullet Nationals 2014

EVENTS RE-LIVED – Yellow Bullet Nationals 2014

Since most of the outlaw style events have been gone for some time in the northern and Mid-Atlantic states, the talk over last year’s 2013 Yellow Bullet Nationals was even more than expected. Picking up steam each year, the Yellow Bullet Nationals (AKA the YB Nats) for 2014 had its own share of controversy, just […]

May 22, 2020 More
FOOD & SPIRITS FRIDAY – World’s Best Lasagna

FOOD & SPIRITS FRIDAY – World’s Best Lasagna

FOOD AND SPIRITS FRIDAY – World’s Best Lasagna Try this recipe out during your downtime (if you have some).  Freeze it and save it for the track or for when you decide to have some socially distanced 😉 guests over.  Don’t worry, summer is coming…wouldn’t it be nice just to have this prepared when you […]

May 22, 2020 More
NEWS – DiabloSport Tuning Now Supporting 2020 Ford F150 2.7L Ecoboost & 5.0L V8

NEWS – DiabloSport Tuning Now Supporting 2020 Ford F150 2.7L Ecoboost & 5.0L V8

Tuning for 2020 Ford F-150 2.7L Ecoboost & 5.0L V8 DiabloSport tuning is now available for 2020 Ford F-150 2.7L Ecoboost and 5.0L V8 motors. Adding power to the already impressive Ford F-150 was no small task. DiabloSport’s calibration team spent the time to develop awesome tunes that enhance thnee driving experience for any F-150 […]

May 22, 2020 More
FEATURES – YRUSLO – Shannon Renfro X275 Fox Body Mustang

FEATURES – YRUSLO – Shannon Renfro X275 Fox Body Mustang

>>>Shannon Renfro’s X275 Mustang is rolling art….it just happens to be rolling fast! With over twenty years racing experience on his resume, it is safe to say Kentucky native, Shannon Renfro is an extremely talented driver and a fierce competitor. His ’89 Ford Mustang is a rolling piece of art, and a  visually rousing display of not only […]

May 21, 2020 More
TECH – COOL TOOLS – Metal Fab – Shrinker Stretcher

TECH – COOL TOOLS – Metal Fab – Shrinker Stretcher

Metal fabrication is an acquired skill that takes patience and repetition in order to approach some level of competence. It also requires tools. In the past several months, we’ve brought you a series of Cool Tools features on metalworking tools we have added to our arsenal, including a box and pan brake, a slip roll, […]

May 21, 2020 More
STS Releases Piping Kits for Multi-Fit Systems!

STS Releases Piping Kits for Multi-Fit Systems!

It’s time to stop dreaming of whistling noises, as it has never been easier to install your favourite power adder! Holley is pleased to introduce their new multi-fit single turbo piping kits from STS, the perfect bundle to install your next remote mount or single front mount turbo system. Available in mild steel, aluminized steel […]

May 21, 2020 More
NEWS – 2020 F-150 Support with Superchips Flashcal

NEWS – 2020 F-150 Support with Superchips Flashcal

Superchips is pleased to extend Flashcal calibration support for 2020 F-150 with PN 1545. The Flashcal for Ford trucks offers multiple options to adjust for larger tires, read/clear trouble codes, adjust speed limiter and more. This latest release covers the 2.7L and 3.5L Ecoboost, along with the 5.0L V8 engine platforms. Flashcal offers a low […]

May 21, 2020 More
FEATURES – PAST – BRADLEY GRAY – 69 Camaro, 65 Chevy C10 Pickup, 56 Chevy Pickup

FEATURES – PAST – BRADLEY GRAY – 69 Camaro, 65 Chevy C10 Pickup, 56 Chevy Pickup

>>>BRADLEY GRAY’S ARMY OF WILD HOME-BUILT PRO STREET CREATIONS IS ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY! From a distance, it looks like any other vendor trailer you’re likely to see at a major show. As you draw closer, you notice that the bright red Kenworth tractor with matching stacker trailer is spotlessly clean and adorned with more chrome […]

May 20, 2020 More
TECH – COOL TOOLS – Metal Fab – Air Over Hydraulic Tube Bender

TECH – COOL TOOLS – Metal Fab – Air Over Hydraulic Tube Bender

For most every RPM reader, the goal is to have the fastest and nastiest car (or truck) you can afford. And for the vast majority of those individuals, the only thing more satisfying than that is to actually do it yourself. A big step in that direction is to equip your shop with the fabrication […]

May 20, 2020 More
TRUCKS – TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – BedRug Install

TRUCKS – TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – BedRug Install

Most of us have trucks, or at the very least borrow a buddy’s or neighbor’s at some point to haul, load or tow. At RPM, we’re always lookingfor new ways to help Trick Out Your Truck by sharing toys, tips, and tricks we’ve done to spice up our haulers for power, performance, to be more […]

May 20, 2020 More
FEATURES – PAST – ONE OF ONE – Bob Romano ’69 Dodge Dart

FEATURES – PAST – ONE OF ONE – Bob Romano ’69 Dodge Dart

A bright orange Mopar out of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania had the street car drag race world in awe this past July as it led qualifying in Kristal Cowle’s inaugural War By The Shore Real Street Showdown class. A Dodge leading the pack…this just doesn’t happen, let alone a 100% Mopar powered Dart. For those less […]

May 19, 2020 More
IMR Inc. Releases Insight on Disruption in Parts Availability Affecting Shop Purchasing Behavior During the Pandemic/Shelter-in-Place Requirement

IMR Inc. Releases Insight on Disruption in Parts Availability Affecting Shop Purchasing Behavior During the Pandemic/Shelter-in-Place Requirement

IMR Inc. interviewed 400 independent repair shops, nationally representative by location in the U.S., to gain insight on their parts and brand purchasing experience during the pandemic 84 percent of shops surveyed have reported a decrease in revenueFull report contains consumer demographics, purchasing trends, maintenance habits, and more 48 percent of shops have experienced disruption […]

May 19, 2020 More
NEWS – Automakers seek new revenue streams from wireless services, upgrades

NEWS – Automakers seek new revenue streams from wireless services, upgrades

By Nick Gibbs, ANE      The dashboard, once the place where drivers checked their speed or changed the radio station, is fast becoming the car’s most valuable real estate, as automakers seek to generate new revenue through wirelessly delivered services, features and upgrades. The upgrades can include everything from in-dash apps up to software […]

May 19, 2020 More
FEATURES – RATATTACK – Mic Sites ’72 Chevy Cheyenne Pickup

FEATURES – RATATTACK – Mic Sites ’72 Chevy Cheyenne Pickup

…..Mic Sites’ heavily nitroused big block ’72 Cheyenne “crowd pleaser” pick-up Eastside Raceway was the place where Michael “Mic” Sites first cut his teeth in drag racing. “It was 1976 and I was just 18 years old,” recalled Sites. “And I have to give my father, B. J. Sites, owner of Sites Parts Co., thanks […]

May 18, 2020 More
INSTALL – NITROUS EXPRESS Billet Single Entry Crossbar Plate

INSTALL – NITROUS EXPRESS Billet Single Entry Crossbar Plate

Classes such as Ultra Street and Ultimate Street seem to be all the rage in small tire drag racing these days. There is something basic and pure about a class of small blocks on DOT 275 radials duking it out with simple plate systems. Forced induction guys get the ever-evolving 76mm turbo that has proven […]

May 18, 2020 More
EVENTS – New Location—Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Moves to St. Louis!

EVENTS – New Location—Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Moves to St. Louis!

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and based on the Illinois regional plan, it is unlikely the Chicago-area will reopen for a spectator event in a reasonable amount of time. The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance has been moved to World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis […]

May 18, 2020 More
NEWS – Fiat Chrysler confirms talks for $6.8B state-backed loan to weather virus crisis

NEWS – Fiat Chrysler confirms talks for $6.8B state-backed loan to weather virus crisis

MILAN — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed that it is in talks to obtain an Italian state-backed credit line of as much as 6.3 billion euros ($6.8 billion) to buttress the automaker’s finances after the coronavirus caused a steep downturn. In a statement on Saturday, the company said talks were ongoing with lender Intesa Sanpaolo for a three-year […]

May 18, 2020 More
NEWS – PA House Bill 2489 Gains Support by 15-10 Committee Vote in Crucial Next Step

NEWS – PA House Bill 2489 Gains Support by 15-10 Committee Vote in Crucial Next Step

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT & UPDATE: PA House Bill 2489 has been voted out of the Pennsylvania State Government Committee by a 15-10 vote. This is a crucial next step for the bill that would allow Pennsylvanians to engage in outdoor recreational activities, including motorsports, as long as they adhere to the CDC’s established health and […]

May 18, 2020 More
EVENTS – Holley’s MoParty™ Takes Over Bowling Green September 18-20th

EVENTS – Holley’s MoParty™ Takes Over Bowling Green September 18-20th

What’s that sound?! You’re hearing hundreds of Mopar powered vehicles getting ready to invade Beech Bend Raceway this fall. That’s right, Holley’s MoParty™ will be taking place this September 18-20, 2020 and features tons of events tailored for Mopar enthusiasts including autocross, 3S Challenge, drag racing and more! Other events like a dyno challenge, burnout […]

May 17, 2020 More
FEATURES – GOING ROUNDS IN A STRAIGHT LINE – Ian Hill – 69 Camaro

FEATURES – GOING ROUNDS IN A STRAIGHT LINE – Ian Hill – 69 Camaro

…Ian Hill takes on bracket, super stock, and heads-up drag racing in 2015 Aside from family and work, Ian Hill’s world revolves  around cars—especially fast ones. He’s been a standout in sportsman drag racing for a number of years, but his most recent acquisitions will certainly take him to the next level  in both sportsman […]

May 15, 2020 More
INSTALL – BANG FOR YOUR BUCK – Stainless Works Exhaust – 2013 Shelby GT500

INSTALL – BANG FOR YOUR BUCK – Stainless Works Exhaust – 2013 Shelby GT500

Everybody wants more power. It’s ok to admit it. In our world there is just no such thing as “enough” horsepower. It’s more about how much can we afford to spend to make “X” more horsepower, and of course, bang for our hard earned buck. Yeah ok, on the street you can only use so […]

May 15, 2020 More
FOOD FRIDAY – SOUTHERN DILL POTATO SALAD

FOOD FRIDAY – SOUTHERN DILL POTATO SALAD

This deliciously southern tasty potato salad recipe in incredible for long weekend barbeques with family and friends.  Sure to be a fan favorite at the race track too! Read more stories like this at www.rpmmag.com  

May 15, 2020 More
FEATURES – FOR THE JACKET – Al Matuska – ’65 Chevelle

FEATURES – FOR THE JACKET – Al Matuska – ’65 Chevelle

Did Al Matuska intend on changing the future of the Northern Ohio drag racing scene when an old friend came knocking on his door 15 years ago? The answer is no, but that is exactly what happened! When he was just 17 years old, Matuska bought himself an Oldsmobile 442 and it was time to […]

May 14, 2020 More
FEATURES – FAST FUN – Gary Giessen – ’65 Buick Skylark

FEATURES – FAST FUN – Gary Giessen – ’65 Buick Skylark

Gary Giessen’s ragtop Skylark is about as badass as you’re gonna get in a stock-bodied Buick. In fact, Gary’s so sure of that, he’s laying claim to having the world’s fastest 1965 Buick Skylark convertible! Go ahead, prove him  wrong. We dare ya. “I have owned this car since 1987,” explained Giessen. “It’s been raced […]

May 13, 2020 More
INSTALL – AFR SBF 205cc Renegade Heads & Quick Fuel Black Diamond 850 Carb

INSTALL – AFR SBF 205cc Renegade Heads & Quick Fuel Black Diamond 850 Carb

THE TEST MULE…. Breathing New life into an old star….. As speed shop owners and tuners, we strive to be at the top, showcasing our skill and abilities by trying to build the baddest engines and cars on the planet. But we need to devise ways to do this within the budgets of our customers, […]

May 13, 2020 More
TRUCKS – TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – Dodge Dually Makeover Edition

TRUCKS – TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – Dodge Dually Makeover Edition

One thing we weren’t ready for when we started Project aPocalypSe Horse was how to get it from place to place during construction (and hopefully completion). Although hauling race cars and high-performance street machines is no big deal for much of our readership, yours truly had never had anything more stout than a half-ton pickup […]

May 13, 2020 More
NEWS – Design Engineering Inc. Celebrates 25 Years

NEWS – Design Engineering Inc. Celebrates 25 Years

AVON LAKE, OHIO – April 29, 2020 – Design Engineering, Inc. is celebrating 25 years of sales, service and support as the leader and quality innovator of heat and sound control products. Founded in 1995 by performance industry veteran Dale Markley and his wife Nancy, DEI quickly earned a reputation in the Cleveland area and […]

May 13, 2020 More
FEATURES – Hard Charging – Eric Tuuri

FEATURES – Hard Charging – Eric Tuuri

Every cloud has a silver lining,” a very common saying and one that rang true for a young sailor back in 1983. Eric Tuuri was only 21 years old when he set off from the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland for a visit back home to Ohio. Unfortunately, just outside of Washington, DC, […]

May 12, 2020 More
U.S. Motorsports Association Launches Formation of New Jersey Motorsports Coalition

U.S. Motorsports Association Launches Formation of New Jersey Motorsports Coalition

Monday, May 11, 2020 NEW JERSEY– Today, the U.S. Motorsports Association, announced the formation of the New Jersey Motorsports Coalition, to focus on the safe resumption of motorsports across the state. The coalition brings together the state’s racetracks, sanctioning organizations, and related businesses impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown. N.J. Motorsports Coalition is on a mission […]

May 12, 2020 More
POSTPONED—NMRA/NMCA Power Festival at World Wide Technology Raceway

POSTPONED—NMRA/NMCA Power Festival at World Wide Technology Raceway

ProMedia Events & Publishing is POSTPONING the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway May 28-31 due to COVID-19 pandemic and current regulations. “We are postponing the event and we are working with Chris Blair and his staff on a variety of options to make this […]

May 12, 2020 More
FEATURES – MISSION ACCOMPLISHED – Shawn Beard ’97 Dodge Viper

FEATURES – MISSION ACCOMPLISHED – Shawn Beard ’97 Dodge Viper

Shawn Beard is a car guy. The Midland, Texas native says it was cars that got him through a scary period of his adolescence and it is cars today that give him  reprieve from the pressures and demands of business and life. “I have always had a passion for automobiles in general starting at a […]

May 11, 2020 More
FEATURES – CUTS LIKE A KNIFE – Brent Groh – ’72 Ford Mustang

FEATURES – CUTS LIKE A KNIFE – Brent Groh – ’72 Ford Mustang

It was 1980. Rock-and-roll still rocked. Teen fiction spoke of a bright and promising future for us all. And in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 17- year old Brent Groh was rolling into his high school parking lot in a 1972 Mustang Grande he had purchased for $1,100 (CDN) and modestly modified himself. Canadian winters had been […]

May 11, 2020 More
FEATURES – WARRIORS DRAG RACING TEAM

FEATURES – WARRIORS DRAG RACING TEAM

The title of this article may not  mean much to those readers under 40, but to those who have passed that milestone, it brings back a 1979 movie that createda buzz around the world due to its somewhat romanticized depiction of gang life  in New York City. It had interesting, diverse characters and was gritty, […]

May 8, 2020 More
TRUCKS – Trick Out Your Truck – Bumpers & Lights Ford F250

TRUCKS – Trick Out Your Truck – Bumpers & Lights Ford F250

When planning out our ultimate race car tow rig build, we realized that replacing the old factory chrome bumpers on our F-250 could modernize our truck’s look while providing some serious protection. After shopping Google Images for aftermarket bumpers on Ford Super Duty trucks, we found that ICI bumpers had the exact look we wanted. […]

May 8, 2020 More
USMA Motorsports Media Leadership Team Releases “COVID-19 Guidelines for Motorsports Media”

USMA Motorsports Media Leadership Team Releases “COVID-19 Guidelines for Motorsports Media”

Media-specific best practices added to the resumption of racing “toolkit” for media, tracks, promoters and racers: May 07, 2020 MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The United States Motorsports Association has published its “COVID-19 Guidelines for Motorsports Media,” which became the latest addition to a rapidly expanding online toolkit containing best practices, protocols, document templates, contacts and other […]

May 8, 2020 More
NEWS – MEGALODON OWNER BUILDS ’67 NEWS – CAMARO FOR PROCHARGER 25TH ANNIVERSARY

NEWS – MEGALODON OWNER BUILDS ’67 NEWS – CAMARO FOR PROCHARGER 25TH ANNIVERSARY

“They didn’t ask me to do this, it’s just something I did.” That’s Brent Austin describing the motivation to build a super wicked 1967 Camaro street car to promote ProCharger’s 25th anniversary. He went on to say, “I just had to have one of the 25th Anniversary Packages and had this Camaro that I bought from a […]

May 8, 2020 More
FOOD FRIDAY – Grilled Shrimp with Charred Peppers with Queso Blanco

FOOD FRIDAY – Grilled Shrimp with Charred Peppers with Queso Blanco

FOOD FRIDAY – Grilled Shrimp with Charred Peppers with Queso Blanco This yummy treat is sure to please event the most discering palate and who wouldn’t want to have a bbq about now and enjoy some out back bbq time out of the house. Don’t forget to add your favorite beverage with this tasty meal.  […]

May 8, 2020 More
TECH – RPM TECH SPECIAL – Shedding Light on Light

TECH – RPM TECH SPECIAL – Shedding Light on Light

Without getting too deep, we need to first explain what a Metal Matrix Composite is before we can even begin to talk about their current uses and wide open future in the world of automotive performance and racing. For all of practical history, it has always been “bigger must be better” thinking, however, when it […]

May 7, 2020 More
FEATURES – CRATE EXPECTATIONS – Jay Misener Fox Body Mustang

FEATURES – CRATE EXPECTATIONS – Jay Misener Fox Body Mustang

Growing up in the ’80s,’90s and 2000s— during the heyday of fast street cars where we would spend thousands of bucks just to get that little extra edge on the guy in the other lane—who would have ever  thought that we would see a “crate motor” basically dropped into a full weight production car and […]

May 7, 2020 More
AUTO MANUFACTURER NEWS – People Bought More Trucks Than Passenger Cars In The U.S. Last Month

AUTO MANUFACTURER NEWS – People Bought More Trucks Than Passenger Cars In The U.S. Last Month

As passenger car sales plummet, trucks overtake them temporarily. Passenger cars have always outsold pickup trucks in the U.S. In some years, as many as 600,000 vehicles separated the two classes. But with the novel Coronavirus affecting all new car purchases in the U.S. in April, pickup trucks stole the sales crown. At least, temporarily. New data […]

May 7, 2020 More
U.S. Motorsports Association Works with PA Motorsports Caucus Chairman Dave Maloney to Introduce First Legislation Focused on Reopening All Motorsports

U.S. Motorsports Association Works with PA Motorsports Caucus Chairman Dave Maloney to Introduce First Legislation Focused on Reopening All Motorsports

The USMA Government Affairs Team is working with Pennsylvania State House Representative Dave Maloney, Chairman of the PA Motorsports Caucus, to build public support for PA House Bill 2489. This bill will authorize outdoor recreational activities including motorsports facilities to reopen immediately under certain recommended CDC Guidelines and social distancing. Read Full Text: HB 2489 […]

May 7, 2020 More
FEATURES – A FAMILY AFFAIR – W G Miller – 67 Chevy Nova

FEATURES – A FAMILY AFFAIR – W G Miller – 67 Chevy Nova

As the saying goes, “the family that plays together, stays together.” For Shelbyville, TN horsepower enthusiast W.G. Miller, his family games just happen to involve several hundred horsepower, thousands of miles in road trips, then beatin’ the heck out of his car most weekends during the spring and summer. “I have a 1967 Chevy ll […]

May 6, 2020 More
FEATURES – THUNDER BIRD – Kevin Slyfield – 1957 Thunderbird

FEATURES – THUNDER BIRD – Kevin Slyfield – 1957 Thunderbird

Although disputed bythe Cowboys  of Arizona and Texas in the late 1800s who had claimed to have found the “Thunderbird,” the existence of the massive winged warrior with alligator-like armor is considered to be a myth. Kevin Slyfield’s 2,500-plus horsepower methanol gulping championship bird of prey, however, is completely real. Right from the very roots […]

May 6, 2020 More
TECH – Real Racing Head Gaskets – JE Pro Series MLS

TECH – Real Racing Head Gaskets – JE Pro Series MLS

Current engine design is being transformed by the arrival of GDI  Gasoline Direct Injection). GDI requires high-pressure injectors to inject gasoline  directly into the cylinder rather than the intake port. In so doing, GDI improves fuel atomization, promotes cleaner burn, boosts fuel efficiency—and more importantly for the racing brain—improves performance. Twenty-four years ago, a similar […]

May 6, 2020 More
NEWS – New Hooker BlackHeart LT Swap Exhaust Manifolds

NEWS – New Hooker BlackHeart LT Swap Exhaust Manifolds

Hooker BlackHeart is pleased to announce their new LT Swap Exhaust Manifolds. These Hooker BlackHeart cast iron exhaust manifolds for the popular GM LT motor feature 2.5-inch outlets and are designed to hug close to the engine block so they fit into a wide variety of replacement and engine-swap applications. Their contoured design guides the […]

May 6, 2020 More
FEATURES – THE STRANGE STANG – Fonse Performance Fox Body Mustang

FEATURES – THE STRANGE STANG – Fonse Performance Fox Body Mustang

Since its inception, quarter- mile index racing has been steadily growing. However, over the last eight or so years it has become that shining example of grassroots family-style racing in much of the Northeast. Longtime supporters and competitors Fonse Performance have been patriarchs in the most popular and always heavily contested 8.50  Index category for […]

May 5, 2020 More
FEATURES – WILD WEST – Farrell West – ’72 Chevy Nova

FEATURES – WILD WEST – Farrell West – ’72 Chevy Nova

Street legal is the only way that Farrell West of Beaumont, Mississippi would have his 1972 Chevy Nova. Of course that doesn’t mean the car can’t mix it up with the best of them in classes like True 10.5 or X275—he just prefers that his own car fit the true intention of a “street car” […]

May 5, 2020 More
FEATURE – FULFILLMENT – Roland O’Haran Sr. – ’67 Camaro

FEATURE – FULFILLMENT – Roland O’Haran Sr. – ’67 Camaro

I was recently told, “life is short man, enjoy what you want now as later may never come.” If we could all have a buck or two for every time somebody said that to us, we’d have a bit more to spend on our cars. We will all walk away from this article understanding just […]

May 5, 2020 More
FEATURE – CORN FED COOL – Terry Ciesla – ’55 Chevy

FEATURE – CORN FED COOL – Terry Ciesla – ’55 Chevy

It was one of those experiences you just don’t forget. We were cruising the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds on our trusty loaner golf cart at the Street Machine Nationals. It was a picture-perfect late- June day in Southern Illinois. As we neared the facility’s iconic marquee, first we heard it. Whooomp. Whooomp. Whooomp. Whooomp. What. […]

May 4, 2020 More
REVISITING 2015 – NEIGHBORS AT WAR – Boo King vs The Pizza Boys

REVISITING 2015 – NEIGHBORS AT WAR – Boo King vs The Pizza Boys

REVISTING 2015 BOO KING VS THE PIZZA BOYS The RPM Magazine/Lucas Oil Extreme WAR events concept has gained massive momentum since first announced in March of this year. They (the War In The North July 3-5th in Sparta, Ontario, Canada and War By The Shore July 24-25 in Thompson, Ohio) are smaller, community- based events […]

May 4, 2020 More
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