Tag: 2020

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 – 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
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 – 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
NEWS – Mickey Thompson ET Drag Tires Included on the 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak

NEWS – Mickey Thompson ET Drag Tires Included on the 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak

New ‘Leader of the Pak’ is the quickest, fastest and most powerful Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak yet. The 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak will power down the strip on Mickey Thompson ET Drag® Pro Drag Radial tires. The new Drag Pak is built ready for competition and offers a turnkey package for Sportsman […]

October 19, 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
SHOP TALK with JT Quarantine Blues

SHOP TALK with JT Quarantine Blues

I pray this finds everyone healthy and safe from the global pandemic we are facing. Home quarantine had its perks during the first week, as I locked myself in my shop and never looked back. Then the reality of our business not generating ANY income right now set in and promptly removed the fun out […]

September 24, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – Just Another Day

SHOP TALK – Just Another Day

There is never a dull moment here on my little piece of Planet Gearhead. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to wrench on some unusual, bizarre, and unique machines. I can also say the same for the people whom I’ve had the pleasure of working for. My most recent adventure in wrenching turned out […]

September 22, 2020 More
FEATURED – THE REAL THING Tony Karamitsos 1969 Z28

FEATURED – THE REAL THING Tony Karamitsos 1969 Z28

South Bend, Indiana’s Tony Karamitsos has one heck of a cool job. The Die-Cast Brand Manager and Designer for Johnny Lightning, Auto World, American Muscle, and Racing Champions is instrumental in turning cool real-life rides into small scale replicas for collectors and enthusiasts. But he doesn’t just build the small stuff. He builds the real […]

September 21, 2020 More
FEATURED – KNOW THE RULES Pierre Luc Mallet 1991 Mustang Coupe

FEATURED – KNOW THE RULES Pierre Luc Mallet 1991 Mustang Coupe

Grudge no-time drag racing has grown from the roots of both street racing and organized street car style class drag racing. Add in the component of not having time clocks telling everybody what a car is capable of (that’s why it’s called “NO TIME”) and you just managed to level the playing field to almost […]

September 16, 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
RE-LIVE THE EVENT – Back in Action – Aruba Racing

RE-LIVE THE EVENT – Back in Action – Aruba Racing

You may have noticed that my name (Tony Weber) has been absent from RPM for some time now. Without getting all deep on our readers, for the past several months I’ve struggled with many different aspects of my life from family to work and beyond into my racing world. Years ago I entered the world […]

September 9, 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
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
NEWS – SUMMIT® Racing Now Stocking Total Seal® Gas Ported Piston Rings

NEWS – SUMMIT® Racing Now Stocking Total Seal® Gas Ported Piston Rings

    Total Seal gas ported piston rings feature strategically sized and placed horizontal slots in the ring. This allows combustion gases to enter through the groove and behind the ring to gas-load the ring—providing greatly improved ring sealing. No matter which type of racing your engine is designed for, it will benefit from the […]

August 28, 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
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