Category Archive: From the Summit Racing Catalog

Feb 28 2014

Rumblin’ Rhapsody: Mark Hall’s 1972 Plymouth Barracuda

The barns of the world are filled with widowed project cars, forced into hiding once their owners—or the wives of their owners—got fed up. This billboard-tailed Barracuda might have joined those barn-bound machines on several occasions, but it found the right owner, and, even more critically, the right owner’s wife. “I almost sold it off …

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Jan 10 2014

Big Business: Mark Briscoe’s 1969 Ford Bronco

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Mark Briscoe likes things big. 72-ounce steak dinner big. Cadillac Coupe de Ville big. Alaska big. And in that grand tradition, he’s beefed up this 1969 Ford Bronco to similarly huge proportions. From the chunky 33-inch Firestones and sky-high 5 1/2-inch suspension lift, to the flared fenders and reinforced chassis, everything about this trail truck …

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Dec 25 2013

Ghosts of Christmas Past: Revisiting the Cover Cars of the Summit Racing Christmas Catalog

As a child, few things were more exciting than opening gifts on Christmas morning. Now, as a grown-up (sort of), it’s hard to the beat the anticipation and excitement of opening a brand new Summit Racing catalog. That’s where you find the toys for us big boys. On this Christmas morning, we’ve decided to double the …

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Oct 30 2013

Timeless: Mike Snode’s 1930 Ford Coupe

  Every hot rod build has its story: some are basket case barn finds, and others are passed down through the family. But in the case of Mike Snode’s 1930 Ford coupe, it was just a matter of time. Fifty years to be exact. “My dad drove me to school every day when I was …

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Oct 08 2013

Spy Footage: What Does Santa Drive During His Off-Season? It’s Cooler Than You Think!

What does Santa Claus do during the off-season? More importantly, what does he drive when he’s not piloting his flying sleigh? The investigative—um, er—journalists here at OnAllCylinders hid behind Santa’s toy shop, staked out the North Pole, and did other paparazzi things we’re not proud of to bring you the answers. We got some spy …

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Jul 18 2013

Knockout in Three Rounds: Dick Bahnick’s 1966 Ford Fairlane

The decision is in: Dick Bahnick’s 1966 Fairlane is a real knockout! But the ferocious Ford wasn’t always the car-show champ you see here. It took Bahnick three rounds of knuckle-busting restoration to transform a down-and-out coupe into a heavyweight contender, ready to take on all challengers. A life-long hot rod hound and veteran of several …

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May 28 2013

From Rust to Gold: Jeff Matauch’s 1954 Chevy 3100

When the Matauch family finished this stunning 1954 Chevrolet 3100, they did what most families would do—snap a photo. Not only to remember the moment, but to compare it with one they captured nine years earlier on the day the project began. “My son Jacob got much taller and the trees in the yard grew …

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Mar 22 2013

Celebrity Status: Rich Taylor’s 1972 Chevy Camaro SS

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If you really like Camaros, chances are good that you recognize this 1972 Camaro SS. It has been in magazines, it has received gobs of awards, and it even has some famous fans. When it appeared on Summit Racing Equipment’s Facebook page back in 2011, it received over 900 “likes” within the first hour—a feat …

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Feb 16 2013

Sneak Peek: Rich Taylor’s 1972 Camaro SS

Have you heard? The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is out. A lot has been made of this year’s swimsuit edition and its cover girl, Kate Upton, and chances are you may have even—um…er—read it by now. While we can’t argue with the buzz surrounding SI’s latest special issue, we’re also excited about another cover star/centerfold: Rich …

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Nov 02 2012

Midnight Madness: Ron Champe’s 1965 Corvette Sting Ray

Is it crazy to put a lipstick-red interior in a dark blue car? Some of Ron Champe’s friends thought so, but that was before they saw his spectacular 1965 Corvette Sting Ray. “I built this car a thousand times in my mind before I ever picked up a wrench,” Champe said. “I visualized a midnight …

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