Category: FEATURES – PAST

FEATURES – The Man Behind The X – John Sears X275 Chevy Malibu

FEATURES – The Man Behind The X – John Sears X275 Chevy Malibu

There’s nothing like the satisfaction of building a car of your own. Whether it is your driver with a few  mods or an all-out race car, the feeling of seeing your hard work and effort come together in a well-built project is second to none. John Sears has known that feeling time and time again, […]

November 18, 2020 More
PAST FEATURES – BIG GUN – Trey and Heather Cavarettas Pro Street C-10 Pickup

PAST FEATURES – BIG GUN – Trey and Heather Cavarettas Pro Street C-10 Pickup

One look is all it takes. The unfettered, steel-gray sides look just as tough and muscular as they did the day it rolled off the line for the first time. Up front, the massive mechanical components reaching skyward have an all-business look that you wouldn’t want to mess with. Out back, the handcrafted steel skeleton […]

November 17, 2020 More
PAST FEATURES – UNSTOPPABLE – Scott MacDonalds 1999 Camaro SS

PAST FEATURES – UNSTOPPABLE – Scott MacDonalds 1999 Camaro SS

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” That simple quote from Greek philosopher Epictetus originated thousands of years ago yet still resonates with us today. And Scott MacDonald truly embodies everything that simple phrase stands for. When we are young we all have goals, plans, and dreams for […]

November 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 […]

November 12, 2020 More
FEATURES- SacrilegeLS – Bill Trovato 5th Gen Camaro

FEATURES- SacrilegeLS – Bill Trovato 5th Gen Camaro

Face the facts: if a man knows enough about anything to write a book about it, he’s probably an expert (or darn close). The hours upon hours of research, writing, revising, and writing some more builds a familiarity that simply cannot be forged any other way. For BTR Performance’s Bill Trovato of Rochester, New York, […]

November 11, 2020 More
FEATURED – THE NEMESIS – Terry Podschweit – ’67 Mustang

FEATURED – THE NEMESIS – Terry Podschweit – ’67 Mustang

Full disclosure: usually magazine features are fairly sterile things, devoid of much emotion and full of endless details about the build. The author typically refers to the magazine as an entity, like “we saw this…” or “we asked that.” At RPM we’ve worked to change that over the past 17 years by building personality into […]

October 30, 2020 More
FEATURED – SOUL MATES – Chuck and Sandra Beals 1963 Corvette

FEATURED – SOUL MATES – Chuck and Sandra Beals 1963 Corvette

We’d be lying if we didn’t admit that the love of fast cars is a male dominated thing, and often misunderstood by our better halves. Finding a female who doesn’t think we’re nuts for ogling over the sheetmetal of a well-restored muscle car, breaking out into a cold sweat every time we have an opportunity […]

October 29, 2020 More
FEATURED – BOOSTED MAV – Richard Tally – ’70 Ford Maverick

FEATURED – BOOSTED MAV – Richard Tally – ’70 Ford Maverick

My wife was afraid I was going to crash and kill myself,” shared Kentucky native Richard Talley. Quite simply, that in a nutshell, is how Talley—a former wheelman of a turbo Hayabusa 4-wheeler—found himself shopping for a new set of wheels. My wife wished I would get a car because it would be safer. Ok, […]

October 28, 2020 More
FEATURED – NO OVERNIGHT SUCCESS – Craig Watsons 73 Nova

FEATURED – NO OVERNIGHT SUCCESS – Craig Watsons 73 Nova

With 21 years of racing under  his belt, Craig Watson and his small tire 1973 Chevrolet Nova have many tales and memories together. The duo began evolving from the time Watson hit the ripe age of 17, and the team spun many a story together in the years that followed. The Chevy, which has been […]

October 23, 2020 More
FEATURES – Past – GOING GREEN – Glen Bolz 1966 Chevy II

FEATURES – Past – GOING GREEN – Glen Bolz 1966 Chevy II

Phoenix resident and auto dealership Corporate Director Glen Bolz had had enough. A veteran of the sometimes stuffy and most of the time sleepy street rod crowd, Bolz was tired of the show-only scene. He was ready for some action. “I got really bored of the ‘Lawn Chair Nationals’ thing—just sitting around and polishing and […]

October 20, 2020 More
FEATURED – Predator – Jack Stone

FEATURED – Predator – Jack Stone

Strength. Speed. Stealth. Nature’s deadliest creatures are typically positioned high on the food chain because they possess the characteristics of a cold-blooded killer. A mere glance is often all it takes to send shivers of fear straight through the spine of another hapless victim. That’s a pretty fair comparison for Jack Stone’s killer 1969 Chevelle. […]

October 5, 2020 More
FEATURED – My Truck – Ricky Ashworth

FEATURED – My Truck – Ricky Ashworth

As we hit Virginia during what we like to call our 2014 RPM Magazine Search For Horsepower Tour, we kept hearing about this jet black, Shafiroff big block powered, nitroused ’57 Chevy pickup. Apparently this thing was feared on the streets, on the track and even on the Christmas parade route, (we’ll get to that […]

October 2, 2020 More
FEATURED – Mob Rules – Gene Hector

FEATURED – Mob Rules – Gene Hector

We’ve all heard the old saying that there is always somebody bigger and badder. The stories about how the meanest guy in town met his match in an unknown stranger, or the fastest gun in the west getting taken out by someone even faster. Well when it comes to the baddest small blocks in the […]

October 1, 2020 More
FEATURED – Howlin’ Hauler – Alan Williamson

FEATURED – Howlin’ Hauler – Alan Williamson

To car enthusiasts in the United Kingdom, the United States is well known as “the land of milk and honey”. First, because of the relatively low cost of building a hot rod, but even more so because of the availability of the donor cars and trucks themselves. What we sometimes take for granted, others can […]

September 15, 2020 More
FEATURED – Second Chance – Edward Wilson

FEATURED – Second Chance – Edward Wilson

Any type of racing can be dangerous, as even in a controlled environment something can go wrong that results in damage, injury, and sometimes loss of life. Motorsports as a whole will use an accident as a learning experience. Safety equipment manufacturers and governing bodies will look at improvements in driver safety both in-car and […]

September 14, 2020 More
FEATURED – The Dark Side – Ron Bookman

FEATURED – The Dark Side – Ron Bookman

It is low, loud, and downright mean. One glimpse and an unsuspecting onlooker is irresistibly drawn as if by some shift in the planet’s gravitational field.   And sporting unmistakable classic pro street styling cues with science fiction-era high technology, it has enough “nasty” to entrance generations both young and old. But like every good villain,  […]

September 13, 2020 More
FEATURED – Double Trouble – Bryant Goldstone

FEATURED – Double Trouble – Bryant Goldstone

Campaigning a car in one of the many ultra-competitive fast street car events these days takes a serious commitment of both time and money. Trying to campaign two cars is pure insanity but Bryant Goldstone has been darn successful at it, having won a number of big races over the years including the Drag Week Modified […]

September 12, 2020 More
FEATURED – All The Luck – Mick Bodigon

FEATURED – All The Luck – Mick Bodigon

Maybe it was blessed by a priest. Or maybe it has a secret compartment of fairy dust hidden somewhere in the dash. Or maybe there’s a four leaf clover ghosted into the clearcoat. We aren’t sure, but whatever it is, Mick Bodigon’s low-slung retina-searing red Nova is just rolling along in a charmed life. Some […]

September 11, 2020 More
FEATURED – Gangster Style – Ken Everitt

FEATURED – Gangster Style – Ken Everitt

You never know what the future holds, and we’re pretty sure that it was never in Ken Everitt’s crystal ball that a car he and his father bought over 30 years ago, tore apart and stored in his shed would end up being a chopped, slammed-to-the-weeds, badass Top Sportsman drag car that catches loads of […]

September 10, 2020 More
FEATURED – Odd Beast – Phil Riley

FEATURED – Odd Beast – Phil Riley

In 1963, upper management at General Motors sent word from on high that none of their divisions would be allowed or authorized to have formal corporate involvement in auto racing. Long known as a performance-oriented brand, Pontiac was left only one option: turn their attention to production platforms or rebrand altogether. Thankfully for musclecar enthusiasts, […]

September 8, 2020 More
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