Tag: Horsepower

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
FEATURED – NO OVERNIGHT SUCCESS – Craig Watsons 73 Nova

FEATURED – NO OVERNIGHT SUCCESS – Craig Watsons 73 Nova

With 21 years of racing under  his belt, Craig Watson and his small tire 1973 Chevrolet Nova have many tales and memories together. The duo began evolving from the time Watson hit the ripe age of 17, and the team spun many a story together in the years that followed. The Chevy, which has been […]

October 23, 2020 More
FEATURED – PRO PINK Dale Renner 1970 Plymouth Duster

FEATURED – PRO PINK Dale Renner 1970 Plymouth Duster

We hear it all the time here at RPM. “I used to have a Boss 429 Mustang…” or “My first car was a Hemi Cuda…” or “My cousin had an original Yenko Camaro, and I could have bought it for next to nothing back in the day…” Almost universally, such opening statements are quickly followed […]

August 29, 2020 More
FEATURED – BACK IN BLACK – Al DiSalvo 1970 Chevelle

FEATURED – BACK IN BLACK – Al DiSalvo 1970 Chevelle

For Al DiSalvo, the love of fast cars began with his brother Peter letting him tag along when he and his friends would head out to the local race track for some Saturday night action. With the cars, the excitement of the track, and the racing, in no time DiSalvo was hooked and there was […]

August 27, 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
FEATURE – WICKED WILLYS David Murdoch 1933 Willys

FEATURE – WICKED WILLYS David Murdoch 1933 Willys

Imagine trying to build the hot rod of your dreams, but living 400 miles away from the nearest chassis builder and thousands of miles away from most every part you’ll need to build it. Not an easy task, and definitely not something that most readers can even imagine, however, such were the challenges of South […]

August 8, 2020 More
FEATURE – NOVA CANE Nathan Stinson 1974 Nova

FEATURE – NOVA CANE Nathan Stinson 1974 Nova

What gearhead hasn’t had a vision of finding that gem—that one barn find—the abandoned rare diamond in the rough? To stumble across a lost piece of history just waiting on that one person to replenish the relic back to its former glory and splendor. Sounds kind of like a fairytale doesn’t it? Most likely, it’s […]

August 5, 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- 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- 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
Flowmaster Releases New 3.5″ Exhaust For 2010-2020 Toyota 4Runner!

Flowmaster Releases New 3.5″ Exhaust For 2010-2020 Toyota 4Runner!

Holley is pleased to announce the release of a brand new 3.5″ exhaust for 2010-2020 Toyota 4Runner. Flowmaster’s stainless cat-back system utilizes the popular FlowFX muffler to deliver a deep, powerful sound from your Toyota 4.0L! Designed to tuck tightly to chassis components, you won’t have to worry about tearing up your exhaust system when […]

April 9, 2020 More
YES – Charles Leake

YES – Charles Leake

It has been said that once a car has been cut up and relegated to full-on race duty, the odds of it ever returning to the street are next to zero. After all, any racer knows that the best ways to increase speed and decrease elapsed times are more horsepower and less weight. Building horsepower […]

April 8, 2020 More
Holley Announces Retro-Fit Power Steering for LT4/LT5!

Holley Announces Retro-Fit Power Steering for LT4/LT5!

Holley is pleased to announce their new retro-fit hydraulic power steering kits for factory supercharged GM LT4/LT5 engines! These kits allow gearheads to more easily install these engines in popular nostalgic chassis by converting the factory electric power steering over to a traditional hydraulic, belt-driven system. Read on to learn more! POWER STEERING ADD-ON SYSTEM […]

April 6, 2020 More
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