Tag: automotive

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
FEATURES- CHEVY THE PERFECTIONIST – Mick & Judy Bodigon 55 Chevy

FEATURES- CHEVY THE PERFECTIONIST – Mick & Judy Bodigon 55 Chevy

Face it: some of us just can’t leave well enough alone. When “good enough” is rarely (if ever) good enough and when “decent effort” is unacceptable in light of best effort, rest assured that you’re afflicted. The unshakable roots of perfectionism have a way of plunging hard into the depths of your psyche, leaving you […]

July 27, 2020 More
FEATURES- FORD WORK IN PROGRESS – Chris Damovski 1985 Mustang GT

FEATURES- FORD WORK IN PROGRESS – Chris Damovski 1985 Mustang GT

‘My first pass down the track was a blistering 14.85 @90 mph,” said Scarborough, Ontario’s Chris Damovski with a hearty laugh. And fast it wasn’t. But a start, it was. And we all gotta start somewhere, right? Damovski acquired the car as a hand-me-down from his uncle while working in his grandfather’s shop at the […]

July 26, 2020 More
FEATURES- CHEVY WAITING TO STRIKE – David Hall 1970 Chevy Nova

FEATURES- CHEVY WAITING TO STRIKE – David Hall 1970 Chevy Nova

Most of us are familiar with the idea of hibernation. You know the drill: animals bury themselves deep in a hole and sleep through the winter. Hibernation is an energy-saving measure that allows the critter to survive long periods of time when food is typically scarce. However, some animals like snakes who live in milder […]

July 25, 2020 More
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, […]

July 24, 2020 More
FEATURES- FORD WARHORSE – Joe & Leslie Murphy 1990 Ford Mustang

FEATURES- FORD WARHORSE – Joe & Leslie Murphy 1990 Ford Mustang

For almost as long as man has done battle in the air, aircraft have been adorned with cool artwork. Growing significantly in popularity during World War II, nose art in particular grew both more common and more elaborate. Sometimes intended to intimidate like ferocious shark teeth and other times intended to unify ground and air […]

July 23, 2020 More
FEATURES- ONE OF A KIND – Doug Fields’ ’71 Chevelle

FEATURES- ONE OF A KIND – Doug Fields’ ’71 Chevelle

Walking toward Doug Fields’ 1971 Chevelle SS, you get a feeling that you’re in for a really nice musclecar. As you get in for a closer look, though, and notice the beefy meats out back, side exit exhaust, and stance that is anything but typical, you know that something special is lurking within the confines […]

July 22, 2020 More
FEATURES- THE RED WARRIOR – Grant Hodgson – ’73 Ford Falcon

FEATURES- THE RED WARRIOR – Grant Hodgson – ’73 Ford Falcon

In an era before The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze Runner, and any host of the myriad of other dystopian flicks of today, there was the cult classic late-70s action flick Mad Max. And unlike those movies of today that are filled with a grim depiction of society melded with a healthy dose of technology, […]

July 21, 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, […]

July 18, 2020 More
EVENTS RE-LIVED – Yellow Bullet Nationals 2014

EVENTS RE-LIVED – Yellow Bullet Nationals 2014

Since most of the outlaw style events have been gone for some time in the northern and Mid-Atlantic states, the talk over last year’s 2013 Yellow Bullet Nationals was even more than expected. Picking up steam each year, the Yellow Bullet Nationals (AKA the YB Nats) for 2014 had its own share of controversy, just […]

May 22, 2020 More
NEWS – 2020 F-150 Support with Superchips Flashcal

NEWS – 2020 F-150 Support with Superchips Flashcal

Superchips is pleased to extend Flashcal calibration support for 2020 F-150 with PN 1545. The Flashcal for Ford trucks offers multiple options to adjust for larger tires, read/clear trouble codes, adjust speed limiter and more. This latest release covers the 2.7L and 3.5L Ecoboost, along with the 5.0L V8 engine platforms. Flashcal offers a low […]

May 21, 2020 More
Goodson Tools & Supplies for Engine Builders Adds Super Heavy-Duty Double-Fill Cylinder Washing Brushes

Goodson Tools & Supplies for Engine Builders Adds Super Heavy-Duty Double-Fill Cylinder Washing Brushes

Goodson Tools & Supplies for Engine Builders has added two sizes of Super Heavy Duty Double-Fill Cylinder Washing Brushes to its line of engine cleaning brushes. These highly aggressive brushes were specially designed with Brush Research Manufacturing. They feature long lasting .050” nylon bristles. Choose from 4” (CWB-40DF) and 4-1/2” (CWB-45DF) diameters. For more information […]

April 13, 2020 More
Flowmaster Releases New 3.5″ Exhaust For 2010-2020 Toyota 4Runner!

Flowmaster Releases New 3.5″ Exhaust For 2010-2020 Toyota 4Runner!

Holley is pleased to announce the release of a brand new 3.5″ exhaust for 2010-2020 Toyota 4Runner. Flowmaster’s stainless cat-back system utilizes the popular FlowFX muffler to deliver a deep, powerful sound from your Toyota 4.0L! Designed to tuck tightly to chassis components, you won’t have to worry about tearing up your exhaust system when […]

April 9, 2020 More
YES – Charles Leake

YES – Charles Leake

It has been said that once a car has been cut up and relegated to full-on race duty, the odds of it ever returning to the street are next to zero. After all, any racer knows that the best ways to increase speed and decrease elapsed times are more horsepower and less weight. Building horsepower […]

April 8, 2020 More
Holley Announces Retro-Fit Power Steering for LT4/LT5!

Holley Announces Retro-Fit Power Steering for LT4/LT5!

Holley is pleased to announce their new retro-fit hydraulic power steering kits for factory supercharged GM LT4/LT5 engines! These kits allow gearheads to more easily install these engines in popular nostalgic chassis by converting the factory electric power steering over to a traditional hydraulic, belt-driven system. Read on to learn more! POWER STEERING ADD-ON SYSTEM […]

April 6, 2020 More
My Truck – Ricky Ashworth

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 […]

April 6, 2020 More
Blue Oval Passion – Grant Klohn

Blue Oval Passion – Grant Klohn

Most car guys are usually satisfied having either a gorgeous hot rod that is fast and fun to drive on the street or a race car that kicks butt at the track. Grant Klohn has both. Grant is a guy whose dedication to the sport of street machines and drag racing goes above and beyond. […]

April 5, 2020 More
King of the Road – Donnie Green

King of the Road – Donnie Green

It’s not often you get to see the real deal up close and personal—something really special in the world of automobile performance or race-inspired musclecars. So few are these instances that we actually become somewhat numb to the possibility of seeing one, and when we do we can easily overlook it or immediately pass it […]

April 4, 2020 More
Holley EFI Expands Lo-Ram Intake Manifold Lineup

Holley EFI Expands Lo-Ram Intake Manifold Lineup

Holley is pleased to announce the expansion of their Holley EFI Lo-Ram intake manifold platform. They’ve released a huge assortment of upgrades, service parts and more! For starters, a new black-finish is available for both top-feed and front-feed LS1/2/6 applications. They’ve also released a 105mm snout upgrade for front-feed models (300-621) allowing customers to attach […]

April 3, 2020 More
COVID-19 UPDATE 2

COVID-19 UPDATE 2

To our Valued Customers,   Jesel is happy to announce that we will be reopening on Monday 3/30.   Of course, the health and well being of our employees and their families are our first concern. After careful consideration and with an abundance of caution, per NJ State Guidelines we will be implementing shift work […]

April 1, 2020 More
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