Tag: Drag Racing

FEATURE – Howlin’ Hauler – Alan Williamson

FEATURE – 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
FEATURE – All The Luck – Mick Bodigon

FEATURE – 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
FEATURE – Gangster Style – Ken Everitt

FEATURE – 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
FEATURE – Das Volkswagen – Troy Mason

FEATURE – 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
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- STREET CRED – Dan Marvin ’90 IROC Z Camaro

FEATURES- STREET CRED – Dan Marvin ’90 IROC Z Camaro

For Buffalo New York’s Dan Marvin, it’s not about glitz, glitter or how much dough you dropped on making your car look good in the pits. And as far as car shows go, nothing could be further from his mind. For Dan, it’s simple—beat the other guy and have fun doing it! Call it a […]

July 20, 2020 More
FEATURES- SNAKE HANDLER – Robert Patrick 2014 Nitrous Pro Mod Mustang

FEATURES- SNAKE HANDLER – Robert Patrick 2014 Nitrous Pro Mod Mustang

Robert Patrick’s name has been synonymous with ultra-fast Mustangs for years, winning championships, setting national records and becoming a household name while piloting various forms of the wildly popular Ford body style with his mother and father’s 40+ years Purvis Ford (Fredericksburg, VA) dealership name prominently displayed on the side of each and every one […]

July 19, 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
Playing Rough – Pat Spangenberg

Playing Rough – Pat Spangenberg

Nestled between the frame rails of the Poncho is a 598 CI aluminum big block with Dart “Big Chief” 14 degree cylinder heads. The Pontiac valve covers really give those in the know an idea of what exactly makes this Cat so angry.

June 11, 2020 More
Tem-Pest – Shawn Dixon

Tem-Pest – Shawn Dixon

Tem-Pest n. Furious agitation, commotion, or tumult; an uproar. (RPM VERSION) Naturally aspirated, manually shifted Pontiac. High revolutions of combustion: Resulting in a rapid and furious forward movement, typically through distances of 1320 feet quickly. Defies gravity when launching from a standing state. Read More Exclusive Features on RPM Mag

June 10, 2020 More
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