Articles written by: Derek Manke

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All Of the Above: Rich and Kristen Carpino’s 1962 Mercury Comet

For many hotrodders, starting a family means putting the brakes on the project car. Parenting doesn’t leave you with a lot of spare time for wrenching or driving. But what […]

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Picture Perfect: Terry Cook’s 1955 Chevy Bel Air

The most valuable asset for any vehicle project is clarity of vision. Once you understand everything about the final product, it’s easier to figure out the steps required to achieve […]

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Triple Trouble: Check Out the Leisinger Family’s Autocross-Winning 1964 Corvettes & 1970 Camaro

The Leisingers are back. You may remember Karen and Dave Leisinger from an earlier feature story on their 1970 Chevy Camaro autocross car, the “Crusher.” Well, their sons Josh and Jared […]

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32 Degrees Cooler: Gene Esaly’s 1957 Chevy 210

This draggin’ wagon makes retirement look good. It’s hard to believe that Gene Esaly’s 1957 Chevy 210 used to be a dedicated drag racing vehicle. He used to watch it […]

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Thursday Is Garage Night: Joshua Adams’ 1961 Chevy Impala

For a rag-tag group of car and truck fans around Flint, MI, there’s a long-standing tradition to get together on Thursday night for some car talk. The cast of characters […]

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Heirloom Torino: Randy Walker’s 1969 Ford Torino GT

When you build a car that “wakes the neighbors,” you put yourself in a tricky position. You certainly want your high performance car to sound like one, and testing and […]

1958 Chevy Delray
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Video Feature: Dennis Spencer’s 1958 Chevy Delray

You might call them one-hit-wonders or unicorns. Guys like Dennis Spencer call them their favorite vehicles to collect. “He has a serious thing for single-year cars,” says Libby Spencer, Dennis’s […]

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The Good Kind of Misery: Elmer Bischoff’s 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS

Every project car encounters a speed bump along the way. Sometimes it’s a part that doesn’t fit quite right the first time, or some missing fasteners, or maybe the instructions […]

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Old Soul, New Blood: Dan Panaia’s 1963 Buick Riviera

Old-timers complain about the kids these days, with their “Internet,” and “smartphones,” and lack of appreciation for fine hotrods. Well, we found one kid they like a lot, in spite […]

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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 […]