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FEATURE CAR – THE MOVER – This wicked turbo’d ZR1 Corvette is a rolling work of art that just happens to run 3-second hits! Moving things is what Ernie Dampier does for a living. His specialty is moving boats from the simple 20-footers to the seemingly impossible task of moving 70-foot Yachts through streets and highways, so moving things fast just comes naturally to him!
CLASS ACT – A nitrous Cadillac that is built to the “Xtreme”. Jim Betz is certainly no stranger to fast cars and horsepower. As far back as he can remember he has always had an attraction towards power and speed – his uncle Lloyd would always be working on his ’70 Maverick under a Sycamore tree in his yard, wrenching on the engine, changing the transmission or something to make it faster.
BACK TRACK – Chuck Briggs and Chevy Rollings breathe new life into their “Ole Blue” 1st Gen Camaro. So you’ve had a first generation 1969 Camaro since 1998 that has seen more than its fair share of street and race duty, now what do you do with it? Briggs and Rollings decided to “back track” with the car, but not what you’re thinking. Instead of restoring a former race car back for street use, Chuck and Chevy have retooled the Camaro for the hot drag race action that happens at the back of the track; on an unprepped surface with no elapsed times shown.
DESCENDING EAGLE – This cool ProCharged throwback Vega is a solid runner on the street and strip! The Vega was once a standout candidate for building a street machine, hot rod or drag car. They were smaller, lighter and you could find them most anywhere. But that was 20 to 40 years ago, and Vega’s are certainly few and far between these days, and seeing one always brings back good memories (or bad memories if you were staring at its taillights) for enthusiasts and racers alike.
RPM TECH INSIDER
We return with Part 2 of the Welding Exhaust Systems – Preparing to weld your exhaust system. As mentioned in Part 1 of this series, TIG should be employed when welding thin sections of exhaust tubing, especially when using specialized alloys such as stainless steel or Inconel.
RPM HIDDEN GEMS
Michael Britt’s 1982 Street/Strip Monte Carlo
Ron Stennes ’41 Bulldog Willys Coupe