Tag: Callies

FEATURES – STIFF WIND – Anthony Albanese ‘ ’71 Chevelle Ragtop

FEATURES – STIFF WIND – Anthony Albanese ‘ ’71 Chevelle Ragtop

It’s been said that variety is the spice of life. And try as we might to mix things up here at RPM, the truth is that for all our car guy and gal chest thumping for being different, unique, and individualistic, we sure tend to do things a lot more alike than different. We all […]

July 2, 2020 More
FEATURES – REDRUM – Shannon Butler ’86 Mustang

FEATURES – REDRUM – Shannon Butler ’86 Mustang

Fast toys aren’t just for boys. And if you don’t believe us, then stop what you’re doing for the next few minutes and take some time to  heck out this stunning—and deadly fast—Fox body Mustang. With just a glance we think you’ll quickly agree that Indiana native Shannon  Butler can prove that statement. We caught […]

June 30, 2020 More
FEATURES – MOPAR REDEMPTION – David Soloman – 71 Dodge Demon

FEATURES – MOPAR REDEMPTION – David Soloman – 71 Dodge Demon

Nothing is forever in the world of drag racing—records are broken, cars become outdated, and money becomes scarce. Spencer, Tenn. resident David Solomon has worked his way up the ladder, like many other drag racers, but that feeling of accomplishment and success was crushed in the fall of 2012, when his entire racing operation was […]

June 23, 2020 More
FEATURES – NO TAKEBACKS – Kyle & Amanda Avery 1968 Nova

FEATURES – NO TAKEBACKS – Kyle & Amanda Avery 1968 Nova

If you’ve been in the high performance drag racing and street machine scene long enough, you’ve probably experienced it. In the nearly-constant search for better, faster, and cooler, you made a deal that you later regretted. Sometimes you lament the ride you gave up. Other times, you realize that maybe you aren’t as crazy about […]

June 5, 2020 More
FEATURES – CARRIED AWAY – Joe Capp – 1971 Cuda

FEATURES – CARRIED AWAY – Joe Capp – 1971 Cuda

As so many obsessions do, it started simply for Hawthorn Woods, Illinois native Joe Capps. He just wanted a capable performing Mopar street car. But an enabling friend can always spur us along to go  further than we thought we would, and for Joe, that was good buddy Matt Renz of Midwest Muscle Cars. “Matt […]

June 3, 2020 More
FEATURES – DELUXE BOOST – Jay Friedrich – ’66 Chevelle

FEATURES – DELUXE BOOST – Jay Friedrich – ’66 Chevelle

“I bought the car in 1986 while I was a sophomore in college,” said Jay Friedrich of his 1966 Chevelle Deluxe. “It was an all original six-cylinder car with 48,000 original miles.” That Chevelle would only make it one  more year with the six in it as Freidrich was working  feverishly after school nd any […]

June 1, 2020 More
FEATURES – PAST – BRADLEY GRAY – 69 Camaro, 65 Chevy C10 Pickup, 56 Chevy Pickup

FEATURES – PAST – BRADLEY GRAY – 69 Camaro, 65 Chevy C10 Pickup, 56 Chevy Pickup

>>>BRADLEY GRAY’S ARMY OF WILD HOME-BUILT PRO STREET CREATIONS IS ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY! From a distance, it looks like any other vendor trailer you’re likely to see at a major show. As you draw closer, you notice that the bright red Kenworth tractor with matching stacker trailer is spotlessly clean and adorned with more chrome […]

May 20, 2020 More
FEATURES – FOR THE JACKET – Al Matuska – ’65 Chevelle

FEATURES – FOR THE JACKET – Al Matuska – ’65 Chevelle

Did Al Matuska intend on changing the future of the Northern Ohio drag racing scene when an old friend came knocking on his door 15 years ago? The answer is no, but that is exactly what happened! When he was just 17 years old, Matuska bought himself an Oldsmobile 442 and it was time to […]

May 14, 2020 More
FEATURES – A FAMILY AFFAIR – W G Miller – 67 Chevy Nova

FEATURES – A FAMILY AFFAIR – W G Miller – 67 Chevy Nova

As the saying goes, “the family that plays together, stays together.” For Shelbyville, TN horsepower enthusiast W.G. Miller, his family games just happen to involve several hundred horsepower, thousands of miles in road trips, then beatin’ the heck out of his car most weekends during the spring and summer. “I have a 1967 Chevy ll […]

May 6, 2020 More
FEATURES – WILD WEST – Farrell West – ’72 Chevy Nova

FEATURES – WILD WEST – Farrell West – ’72 Chevy Nova

Street legal is the only way that Farrell West of Beaumont, Mississippi would have his 1972 Chevy Nova. Of course that doesn’t mean the car can’t mix it up with the best of them in classes like True 10.5 or X275—he just prefers that his own car fit the true intention of a “street car” […]

May 5, 2020 More
FEATURE – FULFILLMENT – Roland O’Haran Sr. – ’67 Camaro

FEATURE – FULFILLMENT – Roland O’Haran Sr. – ’67 Camaro

I was recently told, “life is short man, enjoy what you want now as later may never come.” If we could all have a buck or two for every time somebody said that to us, we’d have a bit more to spend on our cars. We will all walk away from this article understanding just […]

May 5, 2020 More
FEATURE – Waylon – Jeramie Mattingly & Nick Redner – 89 Mustang

FEATURE – Waylon – Jeramie Mattingly & Nick Redner – 89 Mustang

One man’s frustration can become another one’s opportunity, as long as you’re in the right place at the right time. Browse any well-known racing classifieds or even sale groups on social media and you can stumble across projects ready for a new owner at any stage of the game. With many years of accumulated racing […]

April 30, 2020 More
FEATURE – Storm Warning – Troy Lacrone – 1968 Camaro

FEATURE – Storm Warning – Troy Lacrone – 1968 Camaro

You don’t have to be around the custom car scene long to learn that there’s no shortage of Camaro fans out there. And why not? The classic Chevy lines are unmistakable regardless of generation, and build costs tend to be reasonable compared to other popular Ford and Mopar body styles. But while there may be […]

April 29, 2020 More
Toy Story – Garrett Barker – 1986 Chevy Monte Carlo SS

Toy Story – Garrett Barker – 1986 Chevy Monte Carlo SS

Nostalgia drag racing is still on a major upswing, and it’s crazy to think that cars built in the ’80s and ’90s qualify as nostalgic. But, in the case of this wildly modified Chevy Monte Carlo, it takes people back to a simpler time, and it certainly takes its owner back in time. Garrett Barker […]

April 28, 2020 More
10 Piece – Tony Adkins – Chevy S10

10 Piece – Tony Adkins – Chevy S10

I bought it eight years ago for $600. It was white, beat up and slow so I gave it a complete 180,” said Tony Adkins of his wickedly cool black Chevy S10 pick-up. “Now it’s now black, straight and fast!” he added. And with an estimated 1,300 ProCharger assisted horsepower on tap, we certainly won’t […]

April 24, 2020 More
The Change Up – Part 1 – Glenn Hunter’s ’56 Bel Air

The Change Up – Part 1 – Glenn Hunter’s ’56 Bel Air

They say change is one of the most difficult things we have to face as human beings. Whether it be  work-related, personal life, or changes in other major parts of our lives, like for instance our  cars. You know…our prized possession, passionate hobby, and probably the largest ego-stroking piece of non-living equipment that we can […]

April 22, 2020 More
Love Like No Other – Scott Embley – 1969 Chevelle

Love Like No Other – Scott Embley – 1969 Chevelle

As we’ve said many times in RPM, every car has a unique story that makes it special to its owner and those who appreciate our car culture. Some cars are loud and proud and speak for themselves, while others have a story behind them that tells of how the car came to be, and some […]

April 22, 2020 More
Sweet Z – Richie Shallcross – 69 Chevrolet Camaro

Sweet Z – Richie Shallcross – 69 Chevrolet Camaro

This flawless 1969 Camaro brings back the age-old debate among gearheads: what makes a race car a race car and a street car a street car? That same question has been asked ever since street car drag racing first started, but will there ever be a correct answer? We say, not likely. Deciding what is […]

April 20, 2020 More
Mopar Madness – James Pranis – Hemi Dodge Charger

Mopar Madness – James Pranis – Hemi Dodge Charger

If there is any car that could be a symbol of the automotive art created  during the first muscle car era, it has to be the 1968 Dodge Charger. The large body (built on Dodge’s B-body platform) and long sweeping lines coupled with its formidable engine options (not the least of which was the renowned […]

April 16, 2020 More
Real Deal – Jason Nolan – ’69 Chevelle

Real Deal – Jason Nolan – ’69 Chevelle

No time drags, no prep drags, and grudge racing have been popular long before TV supercharged their popularity, and Jason Nolan’s 1969 Chevelle was resurrected for all of the above… and anything else he can run! As with most stories about owners of today’s fast street cars, this one started about 28 years ago with […]

April 15, 2020 More
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