Persistence…”firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition”. Powell, Tennessee’s Jerry Sellars knows a thing or two about the value of perseverance. The long-haul trucker makes his living driving cargo over considerable distances, often travelling for days and weeks at a time to see it through to its destination. And his love for drag racing? It spans over half a century. – Jerry Sellers 1968 Camaro Z28
Bronco Bustin’ Cool…What does a pristine (and fast) ’66 GTO have in common with rodeo ridin’? Lots for Mike Davis! What started it all? Maybe if your first ride home from the hospital was in a ’64 Ford Fairlane that had a 289 ci engine, 4-speed trans, and was prepared by J & N Automotive? That just might give you a reason to pursue life in the fast lane. – Michael Davis’s Street/Strip 1966 Pontiac GTO
Cornfed Camaro…This 8 second street car is a tale of ups and downs – and one determined racer! James Short’s 2002 Chevrolet Camaro is quite an impressive machine. It’s fast, it’s clean, and it’s well- built. Take all of the above ingredients, mix together well, and sprinkle in a serving of the fact he’s still bangin’ gears, and you’ve got the recipe for a notable and extraordinary hot rod. – James Short’s 2002 Chevrolet Camaro
Target: Acquired…The 2018 Yellow Bullet Nationals. t’s been a full year since we last treated RPM readers to the Yellow Bullet Nationals spectacle at Cecil County Dragway, the host of this event since its inception. Race promoter Monty Mikho, his lovely wife Maria and his brother David have made this their home for the Labor Day extravaganza of horsepower.
Targeted for Termination…Before there was a Hellcat, Gen 6 LS1 Camaro, or Cobra Jet, there was the Mustang Terminator. The year was nineteen eighty four, we catch a glimpse of the first unstoppable cybernetic organism to hit the big screen, the Terminator. Spring forward almost a decade and we see another first. Before there ever was a Hellcat, Gen 6 LS1 Camaro, or Cobra Jet Mustang, there came the Ford SVT Mustang Cobra nicknamed the “Terminator” in 2003—the first forced induction V-8 supercharged muscle car from the Motor City. – Derek Sylvester’s Mustang Terminator
PROJECTS & TECH
Shop Tech…You are…because someone taught you. I’ve written about pride, ego, and haters in the past, and it seems after a long season of racing, attending car shows and industry events, I have the urge to vent my frustrations once again.