Tag: RPM Magazine Feature

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- 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- 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
FEATURES – THEIR FIRST CAR – Dennis Chillik – ’68 Torino GT

FEATURES – THEIR FIRST CAR – Dennis Chillik – ’68 Torino GT

I’m one of those guys who grew up loving drag racing.” That simple statement is how Dennis Chillik would describe himself. Nothing overly spectacular about that statement, right? Unless of course you know what a love like that can mean! Dennis served in the U.S. Air Force, and in November of 1967 while stationed at […]

July 15, 2020 More
FEATURES – NORTHERN ATTACK – Dean Branham – ’69 Barracuda

FEATURES – NORTHERN ATTACK – Dean Branham – ’69 Barracuda

It took quite some time for Dean Branham to get his 1969 Barracuda to this stage in its existence, but all the hard work, trials and tribulations have been more than worth it. “My dad bought this car in 1998, and it was a clapped-out, rusted mess with a 318 and bald tires. But it […]

July 13, 2020 More
FEATURES – NO REGRETS – Tony Merlic ’69 Camaro

FEATURES – NO REGRETS – Tony Merlic ’69 Camaro

Hindsight can be a tricky thing. Most of us can reflect back and wonder how our lives might be different had we taken that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, asked out that cute brunette, or tried out for that exclusive team or club. And when we get right down to it, most car guys and gals can usually […]

July 10, 2020 More
FEATURES – STIFF WIND – Anthony Albanese ‘ ’71 Chevelle Ragtop

FEATURES – STIFF WIND – Anthony Albanese ‘ ’71 Chevelle Ragtop

It’s been said that variety is the spice of life. And try as we might to mix things up here at RPM, the truth is that for all our car guy and gal chest thumping for being different, unique, and individualistic, we sure tend to do things a lot more alike than different. We all […]

July 2, 2020 More
FEATURES – NEVER FAST ENOUGH – Brian Greenberg – 1964 Ford Fairlane

FEATURES – NEVER FAST ENOUGH – Brian Greenberg – 1964 Ford Fairlane

Growing up in the Southern California introduced Brian Greenberg to all sorts of car cultures, but he recalls being hooked on cars in general from the age of 16. “I have been a fan of drag racing forever,” said Greenberg. “I hit a few car shows now and then, drive out to Malibu on a […]

June 25, 2020 More
FEATURES – C-10-MENTAL – Justin Moore

FEATURES – C-10-MENTAL – Justin Moore

Speaking from experience here, it’s funny what we remember from our childhood as we age. For some, it’s a familiar smell of  grandma’s kitchen. For others, it is just a  few notes from a  beloved song. But for the car guys and gals among us, it is fairly  common that some of our best and […]

June 24, 2020 More
FEATURES – PROFESSIONAL GRADE – Ron Fountain ’68 Camaro

FEATURES – PROFESSIONAL GRADE – Ron Fountain ’68 Camaro

Severn, Ontario’s Ron Fountain was tired of the hassle. Fed up with the fight. Weary of the war. With a 9-second capable but non-caged 1970 Nova that he had street raced for years, every time he went to the track he’d get scolded for having a car that lacked the necessary safety equipment for its […]

June 22, 2020 More
TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – TOW TECH – Safety, Style, Function

TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – TOW TECH – Safety, Style, Function

If you have a high performance street machine or drag car, chances are that sooner or later you are going to have to haul it somewhere. In fact, having a fully-equipped tow rig is—for many  enthusiasts, at least—one of the key steps in being ready for the race or show season and not. If you […]

June 12, 2020 More
FEATURES – LIFE’S A JOURNEY – Bruce McConnell – 46 Dodge

FEATURES – LIFE’S A JOURNEY – Bruce McConnell – 46 Dodge

Born in Indianapolis in 1946, Bruce McConnell has always been fascinated with anything mechanical. “I was one of those kids who always needed to take everything apart to see how it worked,” tells Bruce. “When I was about 8 years old, I began attending the Indianapolis 500 and knew right then that I had the […]

June 9, 2020 More
FEATURES – LEGIT – Frank & Mary Bendit – 1970 Chevy Nova

FEATURES – LEGIT – Frank & Mary Bendit – 1970 Chevy Nova

There seem to be two schools of thought in what it takes to build a dual-purpose street/strip car. One group would suggest taking an all-out drag car, doing just enough to make it street legal, and trailering it anywhere and everywhere to demonstrate its stellar—and frankly predictable—on-track performance. However, to the other bunch of street/strip […]

June 8, 2020 More
FEATURES – NO TAKEBACKS – Kyle & Amanda Avery 1968 Nova

FEATURES – NO TAKEBACKS – Kyle & Amanda Avery 1968 Nova

If you’ve been in the high performance drag racing and street machine scene long enough, you’ve probably experienced it. In the nearly-constant search for better, faster, and cooler, you made a deal that you later regretted. Sometimes you lament the ride you gave up. Other times, you realize that maybe you aren’t as crazy about […]

June 5, 2020 More
FEATURES – GLASS DRAGGIN – George Reidenauer – Corvette Nostalgia Funny Car

FEATURES – GLASS DRAGGIN – George Reidenauer – Corvette Nostalgia Funny Car

George Reidnauer was introduced to drag racing by his father in the mid-’70s. His dad, who used to deliver bread for a living, would rush home to pick young George up as soon as he got off work  early Sunday mornings and the duo would drive over to Maple Grove Raceway for the day. Of […]

June 5, 2020 More
FEATURES – THE MAVERICK – Dan Bosco – ’74 Ford Maverick

FEATURES – THE MAVERICK – Dan Bosco – ’74 Ford Maverick

Dan Bosco, just like the name of his Outlaw Limited Street “Maverick” suggests, isn’t scared to cross the line of conformity. No stranger to cars growing up, Bosco’s dad always had something that would turn heads in the driveway. For Dan though, there was nothing like the thought of going fast in a drag car, […]

June 4, 2020 More
FEATURES – HISTORICAL VALUE – RICHARD SLOOT – 66 Malibu SS

FEATURES – HISTORICAL VALUE – RICHARD SLOOT – 66 Malibu SS

At RPM we’re firm believers that the history of performance and muscle cars must be kept alive and documented for generations to come. And occasionally, we stumble across something so incredibly rare that we have to pass it on to our readers, and this Malibu Super Sport is no exception. With only 230 produced for […]

June 4, 2020 More
FEATURES – CARRIED AWAY – Joe Capp – 1971 Cuda

FEATURES – CARRIED AWAY – Joe Capp – 1971 Cuda

As so many obsessions do, it started simply for Hawthorn Woods, Illinois native Joe Capps. He just wanted a capable performing Mopar street car. But an enabling friend can always spur us along to go  further than we thought we would, and for Joe, that was good buddy Matt Renz of Midwest Muscle Cars. “Matt […]

June 3, 2020 More
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