Tag: RPM Magazine Feature

FEATURES – YRUSLO – Shannon Renfro X275 Fox Body Mustang

FEATURES – YRUSLO – Shannon Renfro X275 Fox Body Mustang

>>>Shannon Renfro’s X275 Mustang is rolling art….it just happens to be rolling fast! With over twenty years racing experience on his resume, it is safe to say Kentucky native, Shannon Renfro is an extremely talented driver and a fierce competitor. His ’89 Ford Mustang is a rolling piece of art, and a  visually rousing display of not only […]

May 21, 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 – 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 – WARRIORS DRAG RACING TEAM

FEATURES – WARRIORS DRAG RACING TEAM

The title of this article may not  mean much to those readers under 40, but to those who have passed that milestone, it brings back a 1979 movie that createda buzz around the world due to its somewhat romanticized depiction of gang life  in New York City. It had interesting, diverse characters and was gritty, […]

May 8, 2020 More
FEATURES – CRATE EXPECTATIONS – Jay Misener Fox Body Mustang

FEATURES – CRATE EXPECTATIONS – Jay Misener Fox Body Mustang

Growing up in the ’80s,’90s and 2000s— during the heyday of fast street cars where we would spend thousands of bucks just to get that little extra edge on the guy in the other lane—who would have ever  thought that we would see a “crate motor” basically dropped into a full weight production car and […]

May 7, 2020 More
FEATURES – A FAMILY AFFAIR – W G Miller – 67 Chevy Nova

FEATURES – A FAMILY AFFAIR – W G Miller – 67 Chevy Nova

As the saying goes, “the family that plays together, stays together.” For Shelbyville, TN horsepower enthusiast W.G. Miller, his family games just happen to involve several hundred horsepower, thousands of miles in road trips, then beatin’ the heck out of his car most weekends during the spring and summer. “I have a 1967 Chevy ll […]

May 6, 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
FEATURES – THE STRANGE STANG – Fonse Performance Fox Body Mustang

FEATURES – THE STRANGE STANG – Fonse Performance Fox Body Mustang

Since its inception, quarter- mile index racing has been steadily growing. However, over the last eight or so years it has become that shining example of grassroots family-style racing in much of the Northeast. Longtime supporters and competitors Fonse Performance have been patriarchs in the most popular and always heavily contested 8.50  Index category for […]

May 5, 2020 More
FEATURES – WILD WEST – Farrell West – ’72 Chevy Nova

FEATURES – WILD WEST – Farrell West – ’72 Chevy Nova

Street legal is the only way that Farrell West of Beaumont, Mississippi would have his 1972 Chevy Nova. Of course that doesn’t mean the car can’t mix it up with the best of them in classes like True 10.5 or X275—he just prefers that his own car fit the true intention of a “street car” […]

May 5, 2020 More
FEATURE – CORN FED COOL – Terry Ciesla – ’55 Chevy

FEATURE – CORN FED COOL – Terry Ciesla – ’55 Chevy

It was one of those experiences you just don’t forget. We were cruising the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds on our trusty loaner golf cart at the Street Machine Nationals. It was a picture-perfect late- June day in Southern Illinois. As we neared the facility’s iconic marquee, first we heard it. Whooomp. Whooomp. Whooomp. Whooomp. What. […]

May 4, 2020 More
REVISITING 2015 – NEIGHBORS AT WAR – Boo King vs The Pizza Boys

REVISITING 2015 – NEIGHBORS AT WAR – Boo King vs The Pizza Boys

REVISTING 2015 BOO KING VS THE PIZZA BOYS The RPM Magazine/Lucas Oil Extreme WAR events concept has gained massive momentum since first announced in March of this year. They (the War In The North July 3-5th in Sparta, Ontario, Canada and War By The Shore July 24-25 in Thompson, Ohio) are smaller, community- based events […]

May 4, 2020 More
Label Shaker – Rick and Kathy Bryant

Label Shaker – Rick and Kathy Bryant

For as much as we are a family in street machining circles, there sure is a lot of infighting in our brood. Need proof? “Shiny car” guys hate rat rods. Rat rodders hate craftsmanship (too much? Am I showing my allegiances?). Pro touring folks hate pro streeters. Tubbed lovers hate “coners” (i.e.-autocrossers). It seems that […]

April 23, 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
Mustang Revival – Michael Cuevas – 1970 – 428 Cobra Jet Mustang

Mustang Revival – Michael Cuevas – 1970 – 428 Cobra Jet Mustang

Neglected. Forgotten. Pushed aside. It is safe to say that the classic 1970 428 Cobra Jet Mach 1 Mustang you see here had seen better days. And had it not been for Baiting Hollow, New York’s Michael Cuevas, it might still be sitting outside rotting away. “This car was first built back in 1985 while […]

April 21, 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
The Wright Way – Ken Wright – 1948 Anglia

The Wright Way – Ken Wright – 1948 Anglia

Christmas 1986 holds a special place in Ken Wright’s heart as that is when his wife and two daughters presented him with the Christmas gift of a lifetime—a 1948 Ford Anglia. One look at the photos of this car and you immediately start noticing that it has some parts and bodylines not present on most […]

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
Overkill – Rod Bollini – 1991 Dodge Dakota

Overkill – Rod Bollini – 1991 Dodge Dakota

Pro street comes in many flavors. If you think of fat-tired rides like language, then there are plenty of “accents” based in region, based in availability, and based in personal taste. Some opt for sleek and  modern, while others go for the wildest, most over-the-top build they can conjure up. It’s safe to say that […]

April 17, 2020 More
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