Severn, Ontario’s Ron Fountain was tired of the hassle. Fed up with the fight. Weary of the war. With a 9-second capable but non-caged 1970 Nova that he had street raced for years, every time he went to the track he’d get scolded for having a car that lacked the necessary safety equipment for its speed. Compounding the problem was the fact that the street racing scene had all but dried up and the nearest track was three hours away. “So going for one or two passes (before being shut down by track safety personnel) was no fun.” He needed a better solution. “I decided that it was time to build a car I could take to the track, meet all the rules, and as a bonus keep me safe,” he said. “I’d always loved first-gen Camaros, so I started looking for a small tire/stock suspension car that I could race in a lot of different classes,” he added.
That search ended when a clean, bare metal basket case located some 7 hours away popped up on the internet one day. Every inch of the car had been stripped to bare metal and it was super clean—a particularly rare occurrence in that… Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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