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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 […]

July 15, 2020 More
FEATURES – PROFESSIONAL GRADE – Ron Fountain ’68 Camaro

FEATURES – PROFESSIONAL GRADE – Ron Fountain ’68 Camaro

Severn, Ontario’s Ron Fountain was tired of the hassle. Fed up with the fight. Weary of the war. With a 9-second capable but non-caged 1970 Nova that he had street raced for years, every time he went to the track he’d get scolded for having a car that lacked the necessary safety equipment for its […]

June 22, 2020 More
FEATURES – PAST – ONE OF ONE – Bob Romano ’69 Dodge Dart

FEATURES – PAST – ONE OF ONE – Bob Romano ’69 Dodge Dart

A bright orange Mopar out of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania had the street car drag race world in awe this past July as it led qualifying in Kristal Cowle’s inaugural War By The Shore Real Street Showdown class. A Dodge leading the pack…this just doesn’t happen, let alone a 100% Mopar powered Dart. For those less […]

May 19, 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
It’s T Time – Lisa Fischer – 1987 Buick Regal

It’s T Time – Lisa Fischer – 1987 Buick Regal

Lisa Fischer fondly remembers riding in the car with her dad and brother playing “what year is that car,” as they drove down the road. “I quickly learned the small differences between many makes and models and I loved them all,” tells Fischer. “It’s either in your blood or not!” she added. As a child, […]

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
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
TOM BAILEY’S SICK 2.0 4,000+ HP Engine Build

TOM BAILEY’S SICK 2.0 4,000+ HP Engine Build

BINGE READ IT NOW! Welcome to our first-ever RPM MAG Binge Read Build session! From the not so distant archives of RPM MAG comes our exclusive coverage of Tom Bailey’s groundbreaking boosted BBC build. It started in Jan. 2015 and wrapped up in our Sept 2016 mag complete with dyno sheets. To cap it off […]

April 15, 2020 More
Beyond SICK 2.0 – Part 1 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK 2.0 – Part 1 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK 2.0 – Part 1 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro Remember when 800hp was an over the top street engine? Believe it or not, Tom Bailey now thinks 3000HP is no longer enough to meet his goals. That’s the horsepower of the big block Chevy in his 1969 “SICK Seconds” Camaro, (as featured […]

April 15, 2020 More
Beyond SICK Part 3 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 3 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

BEYOND SICK PART 3 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro So here we are, month three of Tom Bailey’s wild Sick Seconds 2.0 4,000- plus horsepower street/ strip engine build. This month we are going to cover fuel and spark and what it will take to run this thing on the street and strip with […]

April 15, 2020 More
Beyond SICK Part 5 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 5 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 5 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro In the April issue of RPM we brought readers some of the heavier-than-heavy duty parts that will be backing up the motor in the SICK 2.0 Camaro, and it’s hard to believe that was three long months ago. “After a few months off, we are […]

April 15, 2020 More
Handcrafted Horse – Ralph Rowland

Handcrafted Horse – Ralph Rowland

Throwback. Old school. Nostalgia drags. Call it what you will, but whatever you choose to label it, you can rest assured that Hampton, Virginia’s Ralph Rowland embodies it. The 30+year drag racing veteran comes from an era when parts were built and not bought and there was no greater satisfaction than knowing that the car […]

April 7, 2020 More
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