Tag: Throwback

FEATURE – All The Luck – Mick Bodigon

FEATURE – 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
Odd Beast – Phil Riley

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 – GRAND AM-bition Allan Juhasz 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

FEATURED – GRAND AM-bition Allan Juhasz 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

Pro Mods have enjoyed a new-found appeal in many venues over the last few years, and done so at a feverish pace. Many racers like Allan Juhasz (pronounced YOU-haz) have begun the arduous task of creating a competitive ride to run with some of the quickest door cars in the Northeast. Juhasz has a long […]

August 28, 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
Throwback – Jerry Gary – 1970 Chevy Vega

Throwback – Jerry Gary – 1970 Chevy Vega

Throwback – Jerry Gary – 1970 Chevy Vega Jerry Gary, Jr. was sick. Really sick. The likeable Smithfield, Virginia auto parts consultant spent more than a few days wondering if his time was almost up. However, during his lengthy illness, he stumbled across a book about the Street Machine Nationals and the heyday of pro […]

April 17, 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
My Truck – Ricky Ashworth

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 […]

April 6, 2020 More
Blue Oval Passion – Grant Klohn

Blue Oval Passion – Grant Klohn

Most car guys are usually satisfied having either a gorgeous hot rod that is fast and fun to drive on the street or a race car that kicks butt at the track. Grant Klohn has both. Grant is a guy whose dedication to the sport of street machines and drag racing goes above and beyond. […]

April 5, 2020 More
King of the Road – Donnie Green

King of the Road – Donnie Green

It’s not often you get to see the real deal up close and personal—something really special in the world of automobile performance or race-inspired musclecars. So few are these instances that we actually become somewhat numb to the possibility of seeing one, and when we do we can easily overlook it or immediately pass it […]

April 4, 2020 More
From Wild to Wilder – John Gerber

From Wild to Wilder – John Gerber

Quick question – how many GMC Typhoons have you ever seen? Did you know such a vehicle even existed? Well, it did, even though this muscular big brother to General Motors Corporation’s ubiquitous Jimmy was only on the scene for a brief span of two years, 1992 and 1993. During that time a grand total […]

March 31, 2020 More
Blown Away – Billy Meadows

Blown Away – Billy Meadows

In extreme sports, there’s always that thought tucked away in the back of your head that there is a certain level of danger involved. It keeps you on your toes, fully aware and in touch with everything that is going on around you. For many, when they are involved in a serious accident they rethink […]

March 21, 2020 More
Mommymobile Sleeper – Alicia Scott

Mommymobile Sleeper – Alicia Scott

Thirty years from now car enthusiasts will look back and call these days we live in the second golden age of muscle cars. For the first time since the early ’70s, despite the push from the petroleum haters for electric cars, we have a great selection of powerful new vehicles. Every native US car maker […]

March 19, 2020 More
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