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Car Craft January 2002 Table Of Contents

On Sale At Your Local Newsstand December 4, 2002

Cover Section

Big-Block Showdown Our year-long big-block series culminates in a showdown of epic proportions

555hp Buick 455

533hp Chevy 454

528hp Ford 460

535hp Mopar 440

496hp Olds 455

501hp Pontiac 455


Compression Ratio: How Much Power Is It Really Worth? A lot or a little, depending on your point of view, but it is significant

Emergency Solution Lokar’s trick parking-brake cables will keep your car from rolling down the street

Inside a Bondurant School Mustang See what it takes to build a world-class driving machine

Corner Carving the Bird Our Fire-Turd may not be fast, but it’s a lean, mean handling machine now


Cadmaro A Cadillac 500 in a Camaro?

The Real Cost of Racing The NMCA’s grassroots racers put a lot of heart and money into what they do

Us vs. Them: Why Imports Suck We’ll be really disappointed if we get any hate mail on this one

Red Leader A forgotten Mustang gets its due

True Tales From the Real World Two readers took the road trip of a lifetime last year—we’re sorry we missed it

The 34th Car Craft All-Star Drag Racing Team Introducing this year’s Oscar winners of the quarter-mile

Special Section: Ignition Systems

Ignition Parts Buyers’ Guide See what you need to keep the fire in the hole

Distributor Gears: What’s the Deal? We were so confused about when to run what gear, we asked MSD for help


Point of View

Readers’ Pages

Straight Scoop

Project Car Update

Speed Shop

Ask Marlan

Coming Next Month

On the cover: James Brown shot the train of big-blocks for our buildup series showdown.

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