'You got wheelies? We want them! Big cars are better with the front wheels off the ground.>>>
The Big Red Machine
Who: Brian Fitzwater
What: '67 Chevy Impala SS
Where: Twinsburg, OH
Why: This is a small-block car, yet the wheels are in the air. He didn't give us much info except that it has a 0.030-over 350 and it runs 11.98 at 114 mph. We're going to guess nitrous, a transbrake, and crazy rear gears.
Lefthand drive in a righthand world.>>>
Who: Paul Dodd
What: '72 Olds Cutlass Supreme
Where: Surrey, England
Why: Paul started a club called Surrey Muscle with his street-machine-loving English friends. The Olds runs 10.96 at 125 mph with a 455-inch big-block, a TH400 with a Holeshot 3,000-rpm converter, a 3.73:1 rear gear, and a little shot of nitrous.
He Says: "With 20 other musclecars in our club running 10s, we are really living the Car Craft lifestyle over here."
This guy has a bunch of buddies with equally killer rides.>>>
Who: Darren Bitzer
What: '66 Chevy Chevelle
Where: Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada
Why: Darren waited a long time to score this Chevelle, and when he finally did he poured the money on. It has a 700hp Bill Mitchell 572 big-block, a custom-built reverse manual TH400, and a narrowed Ford 9-inch with an Auburn limited slip and 3.50:1 gears. It also has stainless everything including the 3-inch exhaust, disc brakes, Edelbrock suspension parts, and billet pulleys. The color is House of Kolor black with a metallic blue pearl. It took Darren two years to assemble the car.
Nobody looks at these late Camaro F-bodies. Why not?>>>
Stock Is Fast
Who: Jarrell Holland
What: '98 Chevy Camaro
Where: Lehi, UT
Why: This car ran mid-13s at Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley City, Utah, after Jarrell drove it there from nearby Lehi. The car only has a few bolt-ons like a Whisper airbox lid, GMP MAF, an SLP cold-air induction kit, a K&N filter, and a set of Lakewood traction bars. He sent us a timeslip and a dyno sheet that showed 313 hp at the wheels and 332 lb-ft of torque.
He Says: "No, this isn't a big-block '69 Camaro SS, but it is the fastest, best-handling production Camaro ever."
Who: John Meeks
What: '63 Chevy Impala sedan
Where: Snowy, OR
Why: John sent us a step-by-step slideshow of the car as it was being built in an outdoor tarp garage. John did all of the bodywork one step at a time, then primed the car before taking it to a local paint booth to spray it. He also installed the interior and rebuilt the engine. He's a hero because it took him two years, and in several of the photos there is snow on the ground.
He Says: "I did this because I had a Chevy 350 from a '77 truck that needed a home, and I really like Chevys from 1962 to 1963."
Send your smoke!
Hold it open! Do a burnout and send it to Car Craft Burnout!! 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048 or fast mail at CarCraft@primedia.com with a photo that is at least 1 MB in size. Please.
"This is my barn-find '64 Rambler American 220 wagon warming its tires. This car has been
"Here's my dad burning the tires off our rented Nissan Quest minivan while we were on vaca
"Greetings: Here is a shot of my blown '69 Firebird convertible. I thought it was worthy o
"Here's a picture of me hammering on my '72 Nova SS. Modifications to the L48 350 include
"This was last year at Irwindale Dragstrip in California. It ran a 7.03 that day. It has r
"This my first burnout in my '72 Chevelle!" -Jeremy Carter, Ogden, UT
"This is my purple metallic Buick Grand National finishing off my BFGs halfway home from t
"Hey Keith! Ever wonder what Mark, Bob, and I are doing when you leave the office for the
"This is my barstool that we built showing all the cars how to do a burnout in the local b
'Send Stuff To Car Craft:
mail: 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
send: Write it on the back of a harem girl and put her on a plane
You like this car. Admit it, you're looking at it and it's cool.>>>
Must Stop Doing Camaro Edit
Who: John Kralyevich
Where: San Jose, CA
What: '67 Chevy Camaro
Why: CC staff geeks may never own a car this nice. Not only does John have a sweet Camaro, he is only 25 years old. To make things worse (for our pride) it has a ZZ502 big-block, a Tremec TKO 600 five-speed, and a Ford 9-inch rear with 3.89:1 gears. Sounds quick too.
All of Glad's friends looked like this in 1989.>>>
The '80s Look
Who: Rick Atwell
Where: Owasso, OK
What: '71 Chevy Camaro
Why: This thing is just cool to look at. Check out the rake that's not too stinkbug, and the fat 15-inch Cragars with Hercules rubber, yellow Lakewood slappers, and longhair driver. We likey!
We Say: Do a burnout, man. Do it!
Ding-Dong, It's The Pizza Guy
Attached please find a copy of your gracious invitation from October's Car Craft magazine ("Hemi Then and Now," Oct. '07) exchanging a pizza for a documented Hemi station wagon. I took delivery of my SRT Magnum Hemi-powered station wagon on November 17, 2005, from Bettenhausen Dodge in Tinley Park, Illinois. VIN number upon request.
I presume you'd want me to have a party-size pizza with several toppings so I think $25 should do it. I'll buy the beer. Thanking you in advance,Steve Rubens, Homer Glen, IL
Good one! We were actually looking for a '66 Hemi wagon but yours is nice too. We love to get busted on technicalities. No, really . . . we do. Do you want some pizzeria floor salad to go with that?