Articles written by: Derek Manke

Heirloom Torino: Randy Walker’s 1969 Ford Torino GT
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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 […]

Fortunately, they had also decided to visit the Summit Racing Equipment Retail Store in Tallmadge, OH before heading out. They were able to get to the store, get the replacement parts they needed, and make the repairs right in the parking lot!
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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 […]

Elmer’s cousin Tony Bischoff at BES Racing Engines helped put together a fresh big block Chevy to kick all the resto out of this project. They started with an overbored Merlin block, and built it up with Dart Race heads, a Super Victor intake from Edelbrock, a Quick Fuel QFX-Series carburetor, Lemons custom headers, and more.
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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 […]

Rather than money, Dan invested a lot of time, meticulously restoring the body, engine, and trim. Having years of experience and access to his dad’s shop certainly helped, but for a car this size, it was still a lot of work.
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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 […]

Mark's brother Don just happened to have a spare Hemi sitting around, so when Mark bought the Barracuda, Don just gave it to him to replace the stock 340. Mark has treated the free Hemi right, starting with a .030" overbore, then topping it with a 6-71 supercharger and manifold from BDS. It also sports an all-COMP Cams Valvetrain and Mopar Performance cylinder heads.
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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 […]

Celebrity Status: Rich Taylor’s 1972 Chevy Camaro SS
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Celebrity Status: Rich Taylor’s 1972 Chevy Camaro SS

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 […]

Die-hard Ford truck fans will note that the grille is the wrong one! "I sent the '64 grille out to a place to be refinished," Bud said, "and I when it came back, I didn't really look at it. A year later, when I went to install it, I realized they had sent me the grille from a 1962 F-100. It was too late to do anything about it, and I really liked this grille better anyway, so I kept it."
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Off the Rails: Bud Hoffman’s 1964 Ford F-100

“Originally, all I wanted was a nice old pickup with a lopey idle and a lowered stance,” said Bud Hoffman, mastermind behind this fantastic 1964 Ford F-100. “At some point […]

Ron polished and restored a lot of the chrome trim by himself.
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Emerald Arrowhead: Ron Kintz’ 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix

Every time Ron Kintz looks at his 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix, he can’t help but smile. After spending 10 years turning a scorched and melted scrap pile into this streamlined […]

Shock to the System: Al Stacko’s 1968 Pro Street El Camino
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Shock to the System: Al Stacko’s 1968 Pro Street El Camino

Wanna make jokes about the color of Al Stacko’s award-winning ride? You’d best bring your A-game material, friend, because he has heard them all and emerged unflustered. “Some guys from […]

Fish on the Line: Bill Watkin’s ’69 Barracuda Fastback
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Fish on the Line: Bill Watkin’s ’69 Barracuda Fastback

Contractor Bill Watkins is a sentimental man who loves his wife and his kids. His commitment to his family is so deep that he kept this project car—a fiery and […]