Category: FEATURES – PAST

FEATURE – Howlin’ Hauler – Alan Williamson

FEATURE – 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
FEATURE – Second Chance – Edward Wilson

FEATURE – 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
FEATURE – The Dark Side – Ron Bookman

FEATURE – 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
FEATURE – Double Trouble – Bryant Goldstone

FEATURE – 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
FEATURE – All The Luck – Mick Bodigon

FEATURE – 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
FEATURE – Gangster Style – Ken Everitt

FEATURE – 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
Odd Beast – Phil Riley

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
FEATURE – Das Volkswagen – Troy Mason

FEATURE – Das Volkswagen – Troy Mason

How many people first learned to drive in an old VW Bug? Myself, I remember coming home from school to hop in a ‘69 Bug that sat at my grandfather’s shop. I must have put 100 miles on that thing and taught myself how to drive a stick in it. It almost broke my heart to see […]

September 8, 2020 More
FEATURED – PRO PINK Dale Renner 1970 Plymouth Duster

FEATURED – PRO PINK Dale Renner 1970 Plymouth Duster

We hear it all the time here at RPM. “I used to have a Boss 429 Mustang…” or “My first car was a Hemi Cuda…” or “My cousin had an original Yenko Camaro, and I could have bought it for next to nothing back in the day…” Almost universally, such opening statements are quickly followed […]

August 29, 2020 More
FEATURED – GRAND AM-bition Allan Juhasz 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

FEATURED – GRAND AM-bition Allan Juhasz 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

Pro Mods have enjoyed a new-found appeal in many venues over the last few years, and done so at a feverish pace. Many racers like Allan Juhasz (pronounced YOU-haz) have begun the arduous task of creating a competitive ride to run with some of the quickest door cars in the Northeast. Juhasz has a long […]

August 28, 2020 More
FEATURED – BACK IN BLACK – Al DiSalvo 1970 Chevelle

FEATURED – BACK IN BLACK – Al DiSalvo 1970 Chevelle

For Al DiSalvo, the love of fast cars began with his brother Peter letting him tag along when he and his friends would head out to the local race track for some Saturday night action. With the cars, the excitement of the track, and the racing, in no time DiSalvo was hooked and there was […]

August 27, 2020 More
FEATURED – LONG TIME COMING Norm Berk 1976 Pontiac Firebird

FEATURED – LONG TIME COMING Norm Berk 1976 Pontiac Firebird

Anyone into the big motored, wildly painted, fat tire’d pro street scene of the ’80s and ’90s knows that the movement lived a strong and happy first life throughout the United States, but it was also all the rage in Canada, too. You couldn’t hit any event in the country and not find a solid […]

August 26, 2020 More
FEATURED – WEST COAST NINES Tom Patterson 2014 Mustang GT

FEATURED – WEST COAST NINES Tom Patterson 2014 Mustang GT

When Pacifica, California’s Tom Patterson picked up his new 2014 Mustang GT, he had every intention of hitting the track with it, but had no idea that in less than a year he’d be banging off 9-second hits in the quarter. “The Mustang had just 200 miles on it when I hit the strip,” said […]

August 25, 2020 More
FEATURED – THE NEMESIS Terry Podschweit 67 Mustang Fastback

FEATURED – THE NEMESIS Terry Podschweit 67 Mustang Fastback

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 […]

August 24, 2020 More
FEATURED – SUIT and BOWTIE Mark Lohr 1968 Camaro

FEATURED – SUIT and BOWTIE Mark Lohr 1968 Camaro

Nicknamed “The Wax Wagon,” Indiana native Mark Lohr’s 1968 Chevrolet Camaro has been an ongoing project for nearly three decades. Although the original 350 cubic inch, 4-barrel, 4-speed drivetrain was long gone when Lohr took possession, the SS still exhibits the original paint color. Mesmerizing under the noon day sun, the Corvette Bronze Chevy is […]

August 22, 2020 More
FEATURED – NO POSER Harold Caron 1984 Chevrolet Camaro

FEATURED – NO POSER Harold Caron 1984 Chevrolet Camaro

When the third generation Camaro was first introduced for the 1982 model year, it was heralded as a next-generation muscle car for a new era. Although the F-body cars always handled adeptly, they sported such forgettable engine combos as a 2.5L four-banger and the almost-perfectly named Cross-Fire Injection (many refer to the setup as “ceasefire […]

August 21, 2020 More
FEATURED – NIGHTRAIN Cameron Richardson 1984 Chevy C10 Pickup

FEATURED – NIGHTRAIN Cameron Richardson 1984 Chevy C10 Pickup

Like most of you reading this magazine, Jesse Coburn has a long and sordid history when it comes to his love affair with the automobile. “Growing up, as a kid I was always around cars with my dad,” the Basehor, Kansas resident reflected. “As long as I can remember, my dad Randy was always tinkering […]

August 20, 2020 More
FEATURED – OL SCHOOL Rocco Rescelo 1967 Chevy II

FEATURED – OL SCHOOL Rocco Rescelo 1967 Chevy II

In the modern age of twin turbos, intercoolers, and small-tire flyers capable of clicking off seven-second passes without breaking a sweat, it is sometimes easy to forget our roots. In the case of Schenectady, New York’s Rocco Rescelo, he need only go out to the garage to see and hear rolling, rumbling history in the […]

August 19, 2020 More
FEATURED – OUTTA CONTROL Steve Wojcik 1969 Camaro

FEATURED – OUTTA CONTROL Steve Wojcik 1969 Camaro

Buying a project car is always a bit of a crapshoot. Oftentimes, you never really know if the “facts” provided in an online ad are legit or not until it’s too late. And while the optimist in us all wants to believe every would-be salesman would never intentionally mislead, story after story of folks getting […]

August 18, 2020 More
FEATURES – GRAPE JUICED – Dave Pierce – 68 Pro Mod Camaro

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

Drag racers are a predictable bunch, especially those who live at the ragged edge of extreme speed and power. Pretty much anything that enhances performance is highly coveted, and most of the time, if a little is good, then a lot is better. Take Claremore, Oklahoma’s Dave Pierce. It wasn’t enough to have a carbon […]

August 14, 2020 More
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