Tag: Drag Racing

Junk Yard Dog – Jim Oddy

Junk Yard Dog – Jim Oddy

Well known for his years in pro modified not to mention being the go-to-guy for making serious blower horsepower, prior to that Oddy was reputed for his involvement with gassers back in the earlier days of drag racing.

March 24, 2021 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, […]

November 18, 2020 More
PAST FEATURES – BIG GUN – Trey and Heather Cavarettas Pro Street C-10 Pickup

PAST FEATURES – BIG GUN – Trey and Heather Cavarettas Pro Street C-10 Pickup

One look is all it takes. The unfettered, steel-gray sides look just as tough and muscular as they did the day it rolled off the line for the first time. Up front, the massive mechanical components reaching skyward have an all-business look that you wouldn’t want to mess with. Out back, the handcrafted steel skeleton […]

November 17, 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
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, […]

November 11, 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
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
FEATURED – Mob Rules – Gene Hector

FEATURED – Mob Rules – Gene Hector

We’ve all heard the old saying that there is always somebody bigger and badder. The stories about how the meanest guy in town met his match in an unknown stranger, or the fastest gun in the west getting taken out by someone even faster. Well when it comes to the baddest small blocks in the […]

October 1, 2020 More
NEWS – PENNSYLVANIA MOTORSPORTS ORGANIZES UNDER NEW COUNCIL

NEWS – PENNSYLVANIA MOTORSPORTS ORGANIZES UNDER NEW COUNCIL

The Motorsports Council of Pennsylvania (MCP) has been organized to advance all forms of racing across the state.  The Motorsports Council will serve as the voice for racing in Pennsylvania. With an emphasis on grassroots racing, MCP will support racing with advocacy, education, and promotion.  An initial priority of the MCP is to highlight the […]

September 29, 2020 More
FEATURED – Howlin’ Hauler – Alan Williamson

FEATURED – Howlin’ Hauler – Alan Williamson

To car enthusiasts in the United Kingdom, the United States is well known as “the land of milk and honey”. First, because of the relatively low cost of building a hot rod, but even more so because of the availability of the donor cars and trucks themselves. What we sometimes take for granted, others can […]

September 15, 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
FEATURED – Gangster Style – Ken Everitt

FEATURED – Gangster Style – Ken Everitt

You never know what the future holds, and we’re pretty sure that it was never in Ken Everitt’s crystal ball that a car he and his father bought over 30 years ago, tore apart and stored in his shed would end up being a chopped, slammed-to-the-weeds, badass Top Sportsman drag car that catches loads of […]

September 10, 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 – Das Volkswagen – Troy Mason

FEATURED – Das Volkswagen – Troy Mason

How many people first learned to drive in an old VW Bug? Myself, I remember coming home from school to hop in a ‘69 Bug that sat at my grandfather’s shop. I must have put 100 miles on that thing and taught myself how to drive a stick in it. It almost broke my heart to see […]

September 8, 2020 More
FEATURED – SUIT and BOWTIE Mark Lohr 1968 Camaro

FEATURED – SUIT and BOWTIE Mark Lohr 1968 Camaro

Nicknamed “The Wax Wagon,” Indiana native Mark Lohr’s 1968 Chevrolet Camaro has been an ongoing project for nearly three decades. Although the original 350 cubic inch, 4-barrel, 4-speed drivetrain was long gone when Lohr took possession, the SS still exhibits the original paint color. Mesmerizing under the noon day sun, the Corvette Bronze Chevy is […]

August 22, 2020 More
FEATURED – NO POSER Harold Caron 1984 Chevrolet Camaro

FEATURED – NO POSER Harold Caron 1984 Chevrolet Camaro

When the third generation Camaro was first introduced for the 1982 model year, it was heralded as a next-generation muscle car for a new era. Although the F-body cars always handled adeptly, they sported such forgettable engine combos as a 2.5L four-banger and the almost-perfectly named Cross-Fire Injection (many refer to the setup as “ceasefire […]

August 21, 2020 More
FEATURED – OUTTA CONTROL Steve Wojcik 1969 Camaro

FEATURED – OUTTA CONTROL Steve Wojcik 1969 Camaro

Buying a project car is always a bit of a crapshoot. Oftentimes, you never really know if the “facts” provided in an online ad are legit or not until it’s too late. And while the optimist in us all wants to believe every would-be salesman would never intentionally mislead, story after story of folks getting […]

August 18, 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
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