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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
FEATURED – THE NEMESIS – Terry Podschweit – ’67 Mustang

FEATURED – THE NEMESIS – Terry Podschweit – ’67 Mustang

Full disclosure: usually magazine features are fairly sterile things, devoid of much emotion and full of endless details about the build. The author typically refers to the magazine as an entity, like “we saw this…” or “we asked that.” At RPM we’ve worked to change that over the past 17 years by building personality into […]

October 30, 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 – My Truck – Ricky Ashworth

FEATURED – My Truck – Ricky Ashworth

As we hit Virginia during what we like to call our 2014 RPM Magazine Search For Horsepower Tour, we kept hearing about this jet black, Shafiroff big block powered, nitroused ’57 Chevy pickup. Apparently this thing was feared on the streets, on the track and even on the Christmas parade route, (we’ll get to that […]

October 2, 2020 More
SHOP TALK with JT Quarantine Blues

SHOP TALK with JT Quarantine Blues

I pray this finds everyone healthy and safe from the global pandemic we are facing. Home quarantine had its perks during the first week, as I locked myself in my shop and never looked back. Then the reality of our business not generating ANY income right now set in and promptly removed the fun out […]

September 24, 2020 More
SHOP TALK with JT – NEXT LEVEL

SHOP TALK with JT – NEXT LEVEL

This month we’ll reflect back to a time just before coronavirus or Covid 19 became household names worldwide. It was mid-March 2020 and just after a long winter of making upgrades to my Camaro (Big Red), I was hoping for an early spring and anticipating driving and racing the car throughout the season. One of […]

September 23, 2020 More
FEATURED – THE REAL THING Tony Karamitsos 1969 Z28

FEATURED – THE REAL THING Tony Karamitsos 1969 Z28

South Bend, Indiana’s Tony Karamitsos has one heck of a cool job. The Die-Cast Brand Manager and Designer for Johnny Lightning, Auto World, American Muscle, and Racing Champions is instrumental in turning cool real-life rides into small scale replicas for collectors and enthusiasts. But he doesn’t just build the small stuff. He builds the real […]

September 21, 2020 More
FEATURED – KNOW THE RULES Pierre Luc Mallet 1991 Mustang Coupe

FEATURED – KNOW THE RULES Pierre Luc Mallet 1991 Mustang Coupe

Grudge no-time drag racing has grown from the roots of both street racing and organized street car style class drag racing. Add in the component of not having time clocks telling everybody what a car is capable of (that’s why it’s called “NO TIME”) and you just managed to level the playing field to almost […]

September 16, 2020 More
FEATURED – Howlin’ Hauler – Alan Williamson

FEATURED – 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
FEATURED – All The Luck – Mick Bodigon

FEATURED – 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
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
FEATURED – Odd Beast – Phil Riley

FEATURED – Odd Beast – Phil Riley

In 1963, upper management at General Motors sent word from on high that none of their divisions would be allowed or authorized to have formal corporate involvement in auto racing. Long known as a performance-oriented brand, Pontiac was left only one option: turn their attention to production platforms or rebrand altogether. Thankfully for musclecar enthusiasts, […]

September 8, 2020 More
FEATURED – Das Volkswagen – Troy Mason

FEATURED – 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 – LONG TIME COMING Norm Berk 1976 Pontiac Firebird

FEATURED – LONG TIME COMING Norm Berk 1976 Pontiac Firebird

Anyone into the big motored, wildly painted, fat tire’d pro street scene of the ’80s and ’90s knows that the movement lived a strong and happy first life throughout the United States, but it was also all the rage in Canada, too. You couldn’t hit any event in the country and not find a solid […]

August 26, 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
NEWS- 2020 LS Engine Sweepstakes Winner Announced!

NEWS- 2020 LS Engine Sweepstakes Winner Announced!

What was the best phone call you’ve ever received? When Jonathon West of Highlands Ranch, CO looked at his buzzing phone screen, an unfamiliar number from Bowling Green, Kentucky stared back. West assumed it was a telemarketer, but answered anyway. However, rather than the expected robotic accent pedaling cellular snake oil, Holley Director of Marketing, […]

July 30, 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
EVENTS RE-LIVED – Yellow Bullet Nationals 2014

EVENTS RE-LIVED – Yellow Bullet Nationals 2014

Since most of the outlaw style events have been gone for some time in the northern and Mid-Atlantic states, the talk over last year’s 2013 Yellow Bullet Nationals was even more than expected. Picking up steam each year, the Yellow Bullet Nationals (AKA the YB Nats) for 2014 had its own share of controversy, just […]

May 22, 2020 More
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