This warehouse belongs to Ground Up, Inc., a company that specializes in restoration and performance parts for muscle car–era Chevys. This photo was taken during the company's most recent open house, held every winter. "There is still 4 feet of snow on the ground after the big blizzard," says Marketing Communications Manager Paul Wolfer. "There was a brief hiatus and a sunny day, so local Scott Fritz managed to get his 1970 Nova here. But it's not going anywhere for a while."
The '69 Chevelle Yenko tribute parked next to it belongs to the Sales Manager Tom Tiernan, and the rest of the vehicles in the shop belong to Ground Up owner Ken Santoro. Up on the far right by the roll-up door is Santoro's Pro Touring 1978 Camaro. It was purchased new, sold, then re-purchased before receiving an 454 LSX swap and a suspension overhaul. The red, convertible 1968 Chevelle on the left is the first car Santoro restored in the '80s, thus launching the company. The blue Nova in the foreground is in the first stages of restoration, and the remaining cars live here permanently.
1. 1970 Chevelle SS454 LS5 coupe
2. 1968 Chevelle SS396 convertible
3. 1970 Chevelle SS396 convertible (more than 20 factory options)
4. 1969 Camaro Yenko re-creation
5. 1969 Camaro SS396 L89 with aluminum heads
6. 1970 Nova SS396 L78
7. 1970 Nova SS re-creation
8. 1969 Chevelle Yenko re-creation
9. 1970 Chevelle base model (all original except paint)
10. 1970 1/2 Camaro Z/28
11. 1974 Camaro Z/28
12. 1977 Camaro Z/28
13. 1978 Camaro Z/28 LSX Pro Touring car