Tag: Diamond

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 – WHO’S THE BOSS – Jamie Pipher ’70 Ford Torino

FEATURES – WHO’S THE BOSS – Jamie Pipher ’70 Ford Torino

We aren’t afraid to admit it. In a veritable sea of Mustangs and Camaros, we at RPM are suckers for relatively obscure body styles, alternative colors, and off-the-beaten path engine and transmission combos—especially when such rides are able to crank out insane power. Don’t get us wrong—there are plenty of gorgeous mainstream cars out there. […]

June 29, 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Nothing is forever in the world of drag racing—records are broken, cars become outdated, and money becomes scarce.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 – LEGIT – Frank & Mary Bendit – 1970 Chevy Nova

FEATURES – LEGIT – Frank & Mary Bendit – 1970 Chevy Nova

There seem to be two schools of thought in what it takes to build a dual-purpose street/strip car. One group would suggest taking an all-out drag car, doing just enough to make it street legal, and trailering it anywhere and everywhere to demonstrate its stellar—and frankly predictable—on-track performance. However, to the other bunch of street/strip […]

June 8, 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 – 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 – 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 – THUNDER BIRD – Kevin Slyfield – 1957 Thunderbird

FEATURES – THUNDER BIRD – Kevin Slyfield – 1957 Thunderbird

Although disputed bythe Cowboys  of Arizona and Texas in the late 1800s who had claimed to have found the “Thunderbird,” the existence of the massive winged warrior with alligator-like armor is considered to be a myth. Kevin Slyfield’s 2,500-plus horsepower methanol gulping championship bird of prey, however, is completely real. Right from the very roots […]

May 6, 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
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
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