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FEATURES – RATATTACK – Mic Sites ’72 Chevy Cheyenne Pickup

FEATURES – RATATTACK – Mic Sites ’72 Chevy Cheyenne Pickup

…..Mic Sites’ heavily nitroused big block ’72 Cheyenne “crowd pleaser” pick-up Eastside Raceway was the place where Michael “Mic” Sites first cut his teeth in drag racing. “It was 1976 and I was just 18 years old,” recalled Sites. “And I have to give my father, B. J. Sites, owner of Sites Parts Co., thanks […]

May 18, 2020 More
FEATURES – GOING ROUNDS IN A STRAIGHT LINE – Ian Hill – 69 Camaro

FEATURES – GOING ROUNDS IN A STRAIGHT LINE – Ian Hill – 69 Camaro

…Ian Hill takes on bracket, super stock, and heads-up drag racing in 2015 Aside from family and work, Ian Hill’s world revolves  around cars—especially fast ones. He’s been a standout in sportsman drag racing for a number of years, but his most recent acquisitions will certainly take him to the next level  in both sportsman […]

May 15, 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
FEATURES – FAST FUN – Gary Giessen – ’65 Buick Skylark

FEATURES – FAST FUN – Gary Giessen – ’65 Buick Skylark

Gary Giessen’s ragtop Skylark is about as badass as you’re gonna get in a stock-bodied Buick. In fact, Gary’s so sure of that, he’s laying claim to having the world’s fastest 1965 Buick Skylark convertible! Go ahead, prove him  wrong. We dare ya. “I have owned this car since 1987,” explained Giessen. “It’s been raced […]

May 13, 2020 More
FEATURES – Hard Charging – Eric Tuuri

FEATURES – Hard Charging – Eric Tuuri

Every cloud has a silver lining,” a very common saying and one that rang true for a young sailor back in 1983. Eric Tuuri was only 21 years old when he set off from the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland for a visit back home to Ohio. Unfortunately, just outside of Washington, DC, […]

May 12, 2020 More
FEATURES – MISSION ACCOMPLISHED – Shawn Beard ’97 Dodge Viper

FEATURES – MISSION ACCOMPLISHED – Shawn Beard ’97 Dodge Viper

Shawn Beard is a car guy. The Midland, Texas native says it was cars that got him through a scary period of his adolescence and it is cars today that give him  reprieve from the pressures and demands of business and life. “I have always had a passion for automobiles in general starting at a […]

May 11, 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
FEATURE – FULFILLMENT – Roland O’Haran Sr. – ’67 Camaro

FEATURE – FULFILLMENT – Roland O’Haran Sr. – ’67 Camaro

I was recently told, “life is short man, enjoy what you want now as later may never come.” If we could all have a buck or two for every time somebody said that to us, we’d have a bit more to spend on our cars. We will all walk away from this article understanding just […]

May 5, 2020 More
FEATURE – Waylon – Jeramie Mattingly & Nick Redner – 89 Mustang

FEATURE – Waylon – Jeramie Mattingly & Nick Redner – 89 Mustang

One man’s frustration can become another one’s opportunity, as long as you’re in the right place at the right time. Browse any well-known racing classifieds or even sale groups on social media and you can stumble across projects ready for a new owner at any stage of the game. With many years of accumulated racing […]

April 30, 2020 More
FEATURE – Storm Warning – Troy Lacrone – 1968 Camaro

FEATURE – Storm Warning – Troy Lacrone – 1968 Camaro

You don’t have to be around the custom car scene long to learn that there’s no shortage of Camaro fans out there. And why not? The classic Chevy lines are unmistakable regardless of generation, and build costs tend to be reasonable compared to other popular Ford and Mopar body styles. But while there may be […]

April 29, 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
Toy Story – Garrett Barker – 1986 Chevy Monte Carlo SS

Toy Story – Garrett Barker – 1986 Chevy Monte Carlo SS

Nostalgia drag racing is still on a major upswing, and it’s crazy to think that cars built in the ’80s and ’90s qualify as nostalgic. But, in the case of this wildly modified Chevy Monte Carlo, it takes people back to a simpler time, and it certainly takes its owner back in time. Garrett Barker […]

April 28, 2020 More
Mach-O-Man – Terry Leggett – 1971 Mach 1 Mustang

Mach-O-Man – Terry Leggett – 1971 Mach 1 Mustang

It is probably safe to say that anyone interested enough in high performance street machines and wild doorslammers to pick up a copy of RPM is probably crazy enough about cars to remember their first. Whether it happened to be a pristine musclecar or a clapped out piece of junk, most folks—especially car enthusiasts— can […]

April 27, 2020 More
For The Love Of The Game – Justin Lopes – 1963 Nova

For The Love Of The Game – Justin Lopes – 1963 Nova

In this game we call life we make choices and take chances every single day. Some work and, well, some don’t. So that being said, even though we know the outcome of our last endeavor, would that stop us from trying it again? For most of us the answer is probably a resounding hell no! […]

April 25, 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
Love Like No Other – Scott Embley – 1969 Chevelle

Love Like No Other – Scott Embley – 1969 Chevelle

As we’ve said many times in RPM, every car has a unique story that makes it special to its owner and those who appreciate our car culture. Some cars are loud and proud and speak for themselves, while others have a story behind them that tells of how the car came to be, and some […]

April 22, 2020 More
EZ Does It – Sam Furfaro – EZ Street Big Block Nitrous Grand Prix

EZ Does It – Sam Furfaro – EZ Street Big Block Nitrous Grand Prix

At the age of 16, Salvatore “Sam” Furfaro fell in love with musclecars and hot rods. By 20, he purchased his first “semi-musclecar” (as he put it), a 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix. “It had a mild cam, a 750 carb, some head work done to it, and of course, headers,” said Furfaro. Although he wouldn’t […]

April 21, 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
Terminal Condition – JT – 1994 Camaro SS

Terminal Condition – JT – 1994 Camaro SS

Chances are, if you picked up this magazine, you already have it. If you don’t, you most likely soon will. With both genetic and heritable trains identified already, many of us acquired it either from a family member like a dad, grandfather, or uncle or a neighborhood friend with a tool box and a crowded […]

April 18, 2020 More
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