A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. On Wednesdays,  we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.

Cabin fever. Winter blues. Whatever you call it, “it” usually sets right around this time of year in cold weather climates. So we’re just going to pretend it’s warm outside by sharing a few Lot Shot finds from last summer and fall. Like deranged squirrels storing their nuts (or something), we stowed away a few parking lot finds to serve as inspiration during the cold winter months.

Few cars remind us of classic American muscle car like the second-generation Chevrolet Chevelle. This already mean-looking 1970 Chevelle SS396, for example, features the cowl induction option that Chevrolet offered with its SS396s and SS454s. The company claimed it added 25 additional horsepower to the SS396’s Turbo-Jet V8, allowing it to churn out around 375 horsepower. The SS396 was eventually outsold by the newly introduced SS454 in 1970, but it could still serve as the cover car for the muscle car wars of the 1960s and 70s.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.