NEWS

PAST FEATURE – NO OVERNIGHT SUCCESS – Craig Watsons 73 Nova

PAST FEATURE – NO OVERNIGHT SUCCESS – Craig Watsons 73 Nova

With 21 years of racing under  his belt, Craig Watson and his small tire 1973 Chevrolet Nova have many tales and memories together. The duo began evolving from the time Watson hit the ripe age of 17, and the team spun many a story together in the years that followed. The Chevy, which has been […]

October 23, 2020 More
Mickey Thompson ET Drag Tires Included on the 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak

Mickey Thompson ET Drag Tires Included on the 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak

New ‘Leader of the Pak’ is the quickest, fastest and most powerful Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak yet. The 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak will power down the strip on Mickey Thompson ET Drag® Pro Drag Radial tires. The new Drag Pak is built ready for competition and offers a turnkey package for Sportsman […]

October 19, 2020 More
NEWS – PENNSYLVANIA MOTORSPORTS ORGANIZES UNDER NEW COUNCIL

NEWS – PENNSYLVANIA MOTORSPORTS ORGANIZES UNDER NEW COUNCIL

The Motorsports Council of Pennsylvania (MCP) has been organized to advance all forms of racing across the state.  The Motorsports Council will serve as the voice for racing in Pennsylvania. With an emphasis on grassroots racing, MCP will support racing with advocacy, education, and promotion.  An initial priority of the MCP is to highlight the […]

September 29, 2020 More
Black Titanium Sleeving™

Black Titanium Sleeving™

AVON LAKE, OHIO (Sept. 2, 2020) -Protect your wires, lines and cables from the damaging effects of high temperatures with new Black Titanium Protect-A-Sleeve line sleeves from Design Engineering, Inc. Capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 1,800° F direct heat and 2,500° F radiant heat, the line sleeves are offered in 1/2″ and 1″ […]

September 9, 2020 More
RWB Finalizes MGP Move

RWB Finalizes MGP Move

September 4, 2020 Mentor, OH – Race Winning Brands, Inc., (“Race Winning Brands”, “RWB”, or the “Company”) a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC (“Kinderhook”) is pleased to announce that they have completed the relocation of their MGP Connecting Rods business to Lakewood, New Jersey – home of Manley Performance, another RWB company. RWB has relocated […]

September 8, 2020 More

FEATURES

PAST FEATURE – NO OVERNIGHT SUCCESS – Craig Watsons 73 Nova

PAST FEATURE – NO OVERNIGHT SUCCESS – Craig Watsons 73 Nova

With 21 years of racing under  his belt, Craig Watson and his small tire 1973 Chevrolet Nova have many tales and memories together. The duo began evolving from the time Watson hit the ripe age of 17, and the team spun many a story together in the years that followed. The Chevy, which has been […]

October 23, 2020 More
GOING GREEN – Glen Bolz 1966 Chevy II

GOING GREEN – Glen Bolz 1966 Chevy II

Phoenix resident and auto dealership Corporate Director Glen Bolz had had enough. A veteran of the sometimes stuffy and most of the time sleepy street rod crowd, Bolz was tired of the show-only scene. He was ready for some action. “I got really bored of the ‘Lawn Chair Nationals’ thing—just sitting around and polishing and […]

October 20, 2020 More
Full Assault – Mark Robert – 1966 C10 Pickup

Full Assault – Mark Robert – 1966 C10 Pickup

There was little doubt that Waterdown, Ontario Canada’s Mark Robert would be wheeling some sort of fast car on the street—and eventually the dragstrip—as soon as he was old enough to drive. “I can remember my dad bringing a transmission into our apartment living room to rebuild it, and he was repairing and rebuilding cars […]

October 16, 2020 More
Predator – Jack Stone

Predator – Jack Stone

Strength. Speed. Stealth. Nature’s deadliest creatures are typically positioned high on the food chain because they possess the characteristics of a cold-blooded killer. A mere glance is often all it takes to send shivers of fear straight through the spine of another hapless victim. That’s a pretty fair comparison for Jack Stone’s killer 1969 Chevelle. […]

October 5, 2020 More
My Truck – Ricky Ashworth

My Truck – Ricky Ashworth

As we hit Virginia during what we like to call our 2014 RPM Magazine Search For Horsepower Tour, we kept hearing about this jet black, Shafiroff big block powered, nitroused ’57 Chevy pickup. Apparently this thing was feared on the streets, on the track and even on the Christmas parade route, (we’ll get to that […]

October 2, 2020 More

TRUCKS

TRUCK QUICK TECH – Hit The Brakes

TRUCK QUICK TECH – Hit The Brakes

Like most of readers, we use our vehicles for everything Imaginable, and honestly, we are not what you would call “easy” on them. And contrary to popular belief, we don’t cruise around in a fleet of brand new stuff. Instead, just like you, we have to make our old rigs last. Oh sure, we take […]

July 31, 2020 More
TRUCKS – Trick Out Your Truck – Lighting & Style F250

TRUCKS – Trick Out Your Truck – Lighting & Style F250

With new diesel F-250 pickups running into the upper $60,000 range, we decided it would be worth the upgrades to freshen our 15 year-old reliable Powerstroke instead. The newer trucks actually still have very similar overall body styling but our lights and grille really show how dated our old truck  really is. Our 2000 F-250 […]

June 18, 2020 More
TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – TOW TECH – Safety, Style, Function

TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – TOW TECH – Safety, Style, Function

If you have a high performance street machine or drag car, chances are that sooner or later you are going to have to haul it somewhere. In fact, having a fully-equipped tow rig is—for many  enthusiasts, at least—one of the key steps in being ready for the race or show season and not. If you […]

June 12, 2020 More
TECH – TOW TECH – Need a Lift – Air Bag Install

TECH – TOW TECH – Need a Lift – Air Bag Install

Yes, I am guilty of it. If you consider yourself  a gearhead then you are probably guilty of it as well. What am I accusing you of? Gearheads like having toys and usually don’t have enough money to buy something new or something that is the “best” in its class—mostly because we can fix them […]

June 10, 2020 More
TRUCKS – TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – Flares

TRUCKS – TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – Flares

Trick Out Your Truck – A Flare for New Shoes My wife has a flair for new shoes and so does our vintage RPM F-250 hauler. Four flares to be exact, but only one set of new shoes. If you have been following the Trick Out Your Truck tech in RPM over the last several […]

June 5, 2020 More

PROJECTS/BUILDS

PROJECTS – HOME GROWN COPO – Powered, Wired & Shifted

PROJECTS – HOME GROWN COPO – Powered, Wired & Shifted

It’s been six long months since we last checked in with Project Homegrown COPO, an RPM MAG-influenced tribute to the factory modified racecar offering from Chevrolet, and we’ve made some decent progress. It might not seem like much if you are a fan of TV shows that pack a year’s worth of work into a […]

June 29, 2020 More
PROJECTS/BUILDS – 4 LUG THUG – Nitrous Express Water Injection

PROJECTS/BUILDS – 4 LUG THUG – Nitrous Express Water Injection

For eons we have become accustomed to water methanol injection on both diesel and gasoline engines. It has been used in boosted racing and street performance primarily, but in the last few years water injection has become increasingly popular for nitrous engines, as well. Although it may seem like someone just recently discovered the advantages […]

May 20, 2020 More
INSTALL – 4 LUG THUG – RaceCraft Part 2 – Suspension Upgrade

INSTALL – 4 LUG THUG – RaceCraft Part 2 – Suspension Upgrade

Last month, we started our RaceCraft rear suspension upgrade in the RPM Magazine THUG mule Mustang with the install of a much-needed upper control arm doubler kit. RaceCraft’s stock upper torque box upgrade not only reinforced the control arm bolt holes but gives us another set of bolt holes above the stock location for more […]

May 8, 2020 More
INSTALL – 4 LUG THUG – RaceCraft Part 1 – Upper Torque Box Doubler Install

INSTALL – 4 LUG THUG – RaceCraft Part 1 – Upper Torque Box Doubler Install

We decided while rebuilding the rear  section of project 4 Lug Thug over  the winter that we should upgrade our cheap second-hand upper and lower control arms while its jacked up and stripped down. While the car as originally going to be a mild street/strip ride, it has slowly morphed into more than we thought […]

May 6, 2020 More
TECH – Cover Your Butt – Engine Diaper Install

TECH – Cover Your Butt – Engine Diaper Install

If there is one thing I’ve learned in my first 14 months of fatherhood, it is the vital importance of diapers. I never gave them much thought for the first 38 years of my life, but now I realize how fast things get out of hand without one. Even 10 minutes with a miniwild man […]

April 29, 2020 More

EVENTS

RE-LIVE THE EVENT – Back in Action – Aruba Racing

RE-LIVE THE EVENT – Back in Action – Aruba Racing

You may have noticed that my name (Tony Weber) has been absent from RPM for some time now. Without getting all deep on our readers, for the past several months I’ve struggled with many different aspects of my life from family to work and beyond into my racing world. Years ago I entered the world […]

September 9, 2020 More
NEWS – 2020 YELLOW BULLET NATIONALS POSTPONED!

NEWS – 2020 YELLOW BULLET NATIONALS POSTPONED!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 14, 2020 From: Monty Mikho/Yellow Bullet Nationals This press release is very difficult for me to write as everyone knows how much Maria and myself enjoy putting on the Yellow Bullet Nationals however, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the rules and regulations that we are forced to follow by our state […]

August 14, 2020 More
EVENT – Southern Fried Festival 2015 – RELIVE THE EVENT

EVENT – Southern Fried Festival 2015 – RELIVE THE EVENT

After a whole year of planning, the Southern Fried Festival rolled into Langley Speedway with sponsors RPM Magazine and Scion headlining the event, and supporters like Lucas Oil Products providing tons of products and goodies for participants and fans. The stage was finally set for an exhibition of amazing cars, great music and the aroma […]

August 2, 2020 More
EVENTS – WAR IN THE NORTH 2015 – Re-live it

EVENTS – WAR IN THE NORTH 2015 – Re-live it

The RPM Magazine/Lucas Oil War In The North presented by VP Fuels and Revs Full Throttle Powersports kicked off RPM Magazine’s race involvement for 2015. Set at the historic St. Thomas Raceway Park, Canada’s oldest purpose built drag strip, the event hosted a wide range of drag race action including bracket and index racing with […]

August 1, 2020 More
Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

This year has been especially challenging for you all, for us as a Magazine and for the World as a whole. We have all been pushed beyond limits with life changing health and lifestyle issues due to Covid-19. During this Canada Day 2020, RPM Magazine wishes you all a celebration with family and friends as […]

July 1, 2020 More

TECH

TECH – Cover Your Butt – DJ Safety – Engine Diaper

TECH – Cover Your Butt – DJ Safety – Engine Diaper

If there is one thing I’ve learned in my first 14 months of fatherhood, it is the vital importance of diapers. I never gave them much thought for the first 38 years of my life, but now I realize how fast things get out of hand without one. Even 10 minutes with a mini wild […]

October 16, 2020 More
New Universal 3″ Flowmaster FlowFX Muffler!

New Universal 3″ Flowmaster FlowFX Muffler!

      Flowmaster’s FlowFX series muffler is designed to deliver a subtle performance tone paired with an economical price tag. The popular straight-through muffler lineup has been expanded to include a new, large 3″ universal model. Read on to learn more about this awesome new piece from Flowmaster! FlowFX Muffler Flowmaster’s FlowFX series mufflers […]

July 24, 2020 More
TOOLS & TECH – Cool Tools – Multiroll

TOOLS & TECH – Cool Tools – Multiroll

Creativity is a funny thing in most respects, but none more so than when it comes to custom fabrication. It seems like it is easy to get stumped trying to find new ways of making familiar projects look unique; however, you throw a new tool in the mix and suddenly the ideas seem to just […]

July 7, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – TECH – I’ve Said It Before…

SHOP TALK – TECH – I’ve Said It Before…

Hello fellow gearheads. With every passing day, I am getting one step closer to finally finishing the latest upgrades on Big Red. Once you go down the long, treacherous, expensive road named “Mild to Wild,” bypassing the town of “Simple and Easy,” you arrive at the city of “Expensive-ville,” which is surrounded by the suburbs […]

July 6, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – RACIN’ IS RACIN’

SHOP TALK – RACIN’ IS RACIN’

The other day, one of my buddies asked why an old friend of ours doesn’t come to the track anymore. I laughed and said, “he’s a street racer now.” My response was immediately met with another question. “Okay, but why can’t  he come to the track anymore?” In recent years, I’ve come to learn that […]

June 26, 2020 More

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October 16, 2020 More
Mob Rules – Gene Hector

Mob Rules – Gene Hector

We’ve all heard the old saying that there is always somebody bigger and badder. The stories about how the meanest guy in town met his match in an unknown stranger, or the fastest gun in the west getting taken out by someone even faster. Well when it comes to the baddest small blocks in the […]

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September 24, 2020 More
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September 23, 2020 More
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September 22, 2020 More
FEATURED – THE REAL THING Tony Karamitsos 1969 Z28

FEATURED – THE REAL THING Tony Karamitsos 1969 Z28

South Bend, Indiana’s Tony Karamitsos has one heck of a cool job. The Die-Cast Brand Manager and Designer for Johnny Lightning, Auto World, American Muscle, and Racing Champions is instrumental in turning cool real-life rides into small scale replicas for collectors and enthusiasts. But he doesn’t just build the small stuff. He builds the real […]

September 21, 2020 More
FEATURED – KNOW THE RULES Pierre Luc Mallet 1991 Mustang Coupe

FEATURED – KNOW THE RULES Pierre Luc Mallet 1991 Mustang Coupe

Grudge no-time drag racing has grown from the roots of both street racing and organized street car style class drag racing. Add in the component of not having time clocks telling everybody what a car is capable of (that’s why it’s called “NO TIME”) and you just managed to level the playing field to almost […]

September 16, 2020 More
FEATURE – Howlin’ Hauler – Alan Williamson

FEATURE – Howlin’ Hauler – Alan Williamson

To car enthusiasts in the United Kingdom, the United States is well known as “the land of milk and honey”. First, because of the relatively low cost of building a hot rod, but even more so because of the availability of the donor cars and trucks themselves. What we sometimes take for granted, others can […]

September 15, 2020 More
FEATURE – Second Chance – Edward Wilson

FEATURE – Second Chance – Edward Wilson

Any type of racing can be dangerous, as even in a controlled environment something can go wrong that results in damage, injury, and sometimes loss of life. Motorsports as a whole will use an accident as a learning experience. Safety equipment manufacturers and governing bodies will look at improvements in driver safety both in-car and […]

September 14, 2020 More
FEATURE – The Dark Side – Ron Bookman

FEATURE – The Dark Side – Ron Bookman

It is low, loud, and downright mean. One glimpse and an unsuspecting onlooker is irresistibly drawn as if by some shift in the planet’s gravitational field.   And sporting unmistakable classic pro street styling cues with science fiction-era high technology, it has enough “nasty” to entrance generations both young and old. But like every good villain,  […]

September 13, 2020 More
FEATURE – Double Trouble – Bryant Goldstone

FEATURE – Double Trouble – Bryant Goldstone

Campaigning a car in one of the many ultra-competitive fast street car events these days takes a serious commitment of both time and money. Trying to campaign two cars is pure insanity but Bryant Goldstone has been darn successful at it, having won a number of big races over the years including the Drag Week Modified […]

September 12, 2020 More
FEATURE – All The Luck – Mick Bodigon

FEATURE – All The Luck – Mick Bodigon

Maybe it was blessed by a priest. Or maybe it has a secret compartment of fairy dust hidden somewhere in the dash. Or maybe there’s a four leaf clover ghosted into the clearcoat. We aren’t sure, but whatever it is, Mick Bodigon’s low-slung retina-searing red Nova is just rolling along in a charmed life. Some […]

September 11, 2020 More
FEATURE – Gangster Style – Ken Everitt

FEATURE – Gangster Style – Ken Everitt

You never know what the future holds, and we’re pretty sure that it was never in Ken Everitt’s crystal ball that a car he and his father bought over 30 years ago, tore apart and stored in his shed would end up being a chopped, slammed-to-the-weeds, badass Top Sportsman drag car that catches loads of […]

September 10, 2020 More
Odd Beast – Phil Riley

Odd Beast – Phil Riley

In 1963, upper management at General Motors sent word from on high that none of their divisions would be allowed or authorized to have formal corporate involvement in auto racing. Long known as a performance-oriented brand, Pontiac was left only one option: turn their attention to production platforms or rebrand altogether. Thankfully for musclecar enthusiasts, […]

September 8, 2020 More
FEATURE – Das Volkswagen – Troy Mason

FEATURE – Das Volkswagen – Troy Mason

How many people first learned to drive in an old VW Bug? Myself, I remember coming home from school to hop in a ‘69 Bug that sat at my grandfather’s shop. I must have put 100 miles on that thing and taught myself how to drive a stick in it. It almost broke my heart to see […]

September 8, 2020 More
Dodge/SRT and Mopar Unveil 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak Equipped with Holley EFI and Racepak Products

Dodge/SRT and Mopar Unveil 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak Equipped with Holley EFI and Racepak Products

[Bowling Green, Kentucky September 3rd]: Holley is excited to announce its involvement in the 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak program and its ongoing support of NHRA Sportsman racers and classes. “We’ve been fortunate to work with Mopar and Dodge//SRT for several years in the Drag Pak program,” said Robin Lawrence, Holley Director of Motorsports. […]

September 7, 2020 More
Nitro drag racing returns to Santa Pod next weekend

Nitro drag racing returns to Santa Pod next weekend

Back at last! Nitro drag racing returns to Santa Pod next weekend. NOT The European Finals _presented by STP_Santa Pod Raceway Fri.11 – Sun.13 September 2020 The crackle and bark of blown fuel drag racing ricochets once more around Santa Pod Raceway next weekend. Fans starved of nitro’s sensory spectator experience will have their patience […]

September 4, 2020 More
FEATURE – BIG SHOT – Tony Harlin – 1968 Dodge Dart

FEATURE – BIG SHOT – Tony Harlin – 1968 Dodge Dart

Sloatsburg, New York resident Tony Harlin is no stranger to world-class performance. The former competitive track & field athlete was a highly decorated shot putter, finishing fifth in the 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials by launching a 16-pound steel shot over 66 feet. Such results require lots of hard work, flawless execution, and plenty of muscle. […]

September 4, 2020 More
FEATURED – PRO PINK Dale Renner 1970 Plymouth Duster

FEATURED – PRO PINK Dale Renner 1970 Plymouth Duster

We hear it all the time here at RPM. “I used to have a Boss 429 Mustang…” or “My first car was a Hemi Cuda…” or “My cousin had an original Yenko Camaro, and I could have bought it for next to nothing back in the day…” Almost universally, such opening statements are quickly followed […]

August 29, 2020 More
NEWS – SUMMIT® Racing Now Stocking Total Seal® Gas Ported Piston Rings

NEWS – SUMMIT® Racing Now Stocking Total Seal® Gas Ported Piston Rings

    Total Seal gas ported piston rings feature strategically sized and placed horizontal slots in the ring. This allows combustion gases to enter through the groove and behind the ring to gas-load the ring—providing greatly improved ring sealing. No matter which type of racing your engine is designed for, it will benefit from the […]

August 28, 2020 More
FEATURED – GRAND AM-bition Allan Juhasz 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

FEATURED – GRAND AM-bition Allan Juhasz 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

Pro Mods have enjoyed a new-found appeal in many venues over the last few years, and done so at a feverish pace. Many racers like Allan Juhasz (pronounced YOU-haz) have begun the arduous task of creating a competitive ride to run with some of the quickest door cars in the Northeast. Juhasz has a long […]

August 28, 2020 More
FEATURED – BACK IN BLACK – Al DiSalvo 1970 Chevelle

FEATURED – BACK IN BLACK – Al DiSalvo 1970 Chevelle

For Al DiSalvo, the love of fast cars began with his brother Peter letting him tag along when he and his friends would head out to the local race track for some Saturday night action. With the cars, the excitement of the track, and the racing, in no time DiSalvo was hooked and there was […]

August 27, 2020 More
FEATURED – LONG TIME COMING Norm Berk 1976 Pontiac Firebird

FEATURED – LONG TIME COMING Norm Berk 1976 Pontiac Firebird

Anyone into the big motored, wildly painted, fat tire’d pro street scene of the ’80s and ’90s knows that the movement lived a strong and happy first life throughout the United States, but it was also all the rage in Canada, too. You couldn’t hit any event in the country and not find a solid […]

August 26, 2020 More
SEPTEMBER ISSUE RELEASED….CHECK IT OUT HERE!

SEPTEMBER ISSUE RELEASED….CHECK IT OUT HERE!

The September issue of RPM Magazine has been released.  Check it out here! If you aren’t reading it in RPM, you are missing it.  All exclusive articles and tech. Here’s what’s happening NOW in RPM! Who’s In This Issue of RPM Magazine – September 2020 THE TEACHER…Auto Mechanics teacher Martin Girard holds lessons outside the […]

August 25, 2020 More
FEATURED – WEST COAST NINES Tom Patterson 2014 Mustang GT

FEATURED – WEST COAST NINES Tom Patterson 2014 Mustang GT

When Pacifica, California’s Tom Patterson picked up his new 2014 Mustang GT, he had every intention of hitting the track with it, but had no idea that in less than a year he’d be banging off 9-second hits in the quarter. “The Mustang had just 200 miles on it when I hit the strip,” said […]

August 25, 2020 More
FEATURED – THE NEMESIS Terry Podschweit 67 Mustang Fastback

FEATURED – THE NEMESIS Terry Podschweit 67 Mustang Fastback

Full disclosure: usually magazine features are fairly sterile things, devoid of much emotion and full of endless details about the build. The author typically refers to the magazine as an entity, like “we saw this…” or “we asked that.” At RPM we’ve worked to change that over the past 17 years by building personality into […]

August 24, 2020 More
FEATURED – SUIT and BOWTIE Mark Lohr 1968 Camaro

FEATURED – SUIT and BOWTIE Mark Lohr 1968 Camaro

Nicknamed “The Wax Wagon,” Indiana native Mark Lohr’s 1968 Chevrolet Camaro has been an ongoing project for nearly three decades. Although the original 350 cubic inch, 4-barrel, 4-speed drivetrain was long gone when Lohr took possession, the SS still exhibits the original paint color. Mesmerizing under the noon day sun, the Corvette Bronze Chevy is […]

August 22, 2020 More
FEATURED – NO POSER Harold Caron 1984 Chevrolet Camaro

FEATURED – NO POSER Harold Caron 1984 Chevrolet Camaro

When the third generation Camaro was first introduced for the 1982 model year, it was heralded as a next-generation muscle car for a new era. Although the F-body cars always handled adeptly, they sported such forgettable engine combos as a 2.5L four-banger and the almost-perfectly named Cross-Fire Injection (many refer to the setup as “ceasefire […]

August 21, 2020 More
FEATURED – NIGHTRAIN Cameron Richardson 1984 Chevy C10 Pickup

FEATURED – NIGHTRAIN Cameron Richardson 1984 Chevy C10 Pickup

Like most of you reading this magazine, Jesse Coburn has a long and sordid history when it comes to his love affair with the automobile. “Growing up, as a kid I was always around cars with my dad,” the Basehor, Kansas resident reflected. “As long as I can remember, my dad Randy was always tinkering […]

August 20, 2020 More
FEATURED – OL SCHOOL Rocco Rescelo 1967 Chevy II

FEATURED – OL SCHOOL Rocco Rescelo 1967 Chevy II

In the modern age of twin turbos, intercoolers, and small-tire flyers capable of clicking off seven-second passes without breaking a sweat, it is sometimes easy to forget our roots. In the case of Schenectady, New York’s Rocco Rescelo, he need only go out to the garage to see and hear rolling, rumbling history in the […]

August 19, 2020 More
FEATURED – OUTTA CONTROL Steve Wojcik 1969 Camaro

FEATURED – OUTTA CONTROL Steve Wojcik 1969 Camaro

Buying a project car is always a bit of a crapshoot. Oftentimes, you never really know if the “facts” provided in an online ad are legit or not until it’s too late. And while the optimist in us all wants to believe every would-be salesman would never intentionally mislead, story after story of folks getting […]

August 18, 2020 More
NEWS – Stainless Thermal & Acoustical Floor & Tunnel Shield

NEWS – Stainless Thermal & Acoustical Floor & Tunnel Shield

Get your sound & heat control into shape with the power of stainless steel. When you’re looking for serious heat and sound control, start from the bottom up with new Stainless Steel Thermal & Acoustical Floor & Tunnel Shield from Design Engineering, Inc. The Stainless Steel Thermal & Acoustical Floor & Tunnel Shield is a […]

August 17, 2020 More
FEATURES – GRAPE JUICED – Dave Pierce – 68 Pro Mod Camaro

FEATURES – GRAPE JUICED – Dave Pierce – 68 Pro Mod Camaro

Drag racers are a predictable bunch, especially those who live at the ragged edge of extreme speed and power. Pretty much anything that enhances performance is highly coveted, and most of the time, if a little is good, then a lot is better. Take Claremore, Oklahoma’s Dave Pierce. It wasn’t enough to have a carbon […]

August 14, 2020 More
FOOD FRIDAYS – Easy Yogurt & Berry Parfait

FOOD FRIDAYS – Easy Yogurt & Berry Parfait

Try out this simple and tasty recipe for a quick and easy snack that can be prepared in advance and provides the food value of a full meal.  Great for those busy times, travel or just something easy to grab from the fridge. Don’t forget to download the recipe for your favorite recipe book. Read […]

August 14, 2020 More

Statement from SEMA about the 2020 SEMA Show

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, announced today that due to Covid-19 and concerns that event facilities and services will be unavailable, the SEMA Show will not be taking place in 2020. While both event organizers and industry members have been working tirelessly to deliver an outstanding SEMA Show in November, mounting uncertainty has rendered […]

August 13, 2020 More
FEATURE- THE STICK SHIFTERS

FEATURE- THE STICK SHIFTERS

In every race community, there are groups that form and come to light. The Pro Stock and Pro Mod scene in the ’80s grew into Pro Street, while the current radial tire craze that started with the NSCA and NMCA has spawned multiple new classes of drag racing like no prep and the drag n’ […]

August 11, 2020 More
NEWS – 112MM LS SERIES – ELECTRONIC DRIVE-BY-WIRE BILLET THROTTLE BODY FOR ALL NATURALLY ASPERATED AND BOOSTED APPLICATIONS

NEWS – 112MM LS SERIES – ELECTRONIC DRIVE-BY-WIRE BILLET THROTTLE BODY FOR ALL NATURALLY ASPERATED AND BOOSTED APPLICATIONS

The DBW (Drive By Wire) Throttle Body segment has long been waiting for a True Bolt-On 112MM Ultra Hi-Flow Throttle Body that is complete! Granatelli Motor Sports, established in 1989, is proud to introduce their 112MM Drive-By-Wire LS Series CNC Throttle Body precision-machined from 6061 billet aluminum to exceed the demands required to increase airflow […]

August 10, 2020 More
FEATURE – WICKED WILLYS David Murdoch 1933 Willys

FEATURE – WICKED WILLYS David Murdoch 1933 Willys

Imagine trying to build the hot rod of your dreams, but living 400 miles away from the nearest chassis builder and thousands of miles away from most every part you’ll need to build it. Not an easy task, and definitely not something that most readers can even imagine, however, such were the challenges of South […]

August 8, 2020 More
FEATURE – PRO STREET EVOLUTION – Jeff Fern 1970 Camaro

FEATURE – PRO STREET EVOLUTION – Jeff Fern 1970 Camaro

Make no mistake. RPM Magazine isn’t the place for theological debate or scientific arguments of a non-automotive flavor. We won’t ever discuss the social implications of the Pope’s visit stateside or the existence or fallacy of greenhouse gases and their impact on climate change. But for the next few pages, we’re going to prove that […]

August 6, 2020 More
FEATURE – NOVA CANE Nathan Stinson 1974 Nova

FEATURE – NOVA CANE Nathan Stinson 1974 Nova

What gearhead hasn’t had a vision of finding that gem—that one barn find—the abandoned rare diamond in the rough? To stumble across a lost piece of history just waiting on that one person to replenish the relic back to its former glory and splendor. Sounds kind of like a fairytale doesn’t it? Most likely, it’s […]

August 5, 2020 More
FEATURE – BOOSTED MAV Richard Tally 1970 Ford Maverick

FEATURE – BOOSTED MAV Richard Tally 1970 Ford Maverick

“My wife was afraid I was going to crash and kill myself,” shared Kentucky native Richard Talley. Quite simply, that in a nutshell, is how Talley—a former wheelman of a turbo Hayabusa 4-wheeler—found himself shopping for a new set of wheels. “My wife wished I would get a car because it would be safer. Ok, […]

August 4, 2020 More
FEATURE – THROWBACK – Jerry Gary 1970 Chevrolet Vega

FEATURE – THROWBACK – Jerry Gary 1970 Chevrolet Vega

Jerry Gary, Jr. was sick. Really sick. The likeable Smithfield, Virginia auto parts consultant spent more than a few days wondering if his time was almost up. However, during his lengthy illness, he stumbled across a book about the Street Machine Nationals and the heyday of pro street and found a freshly stoked fire for […]

July 31, 2020 More
FOOD FRIDAY – Watermelon Greek Salad

FOOD FRIDAY – Watermelon Greek Salad

This tasty and refreshing salad is sure to be a go to for those hot days at the track or just in your back yard.  A perfect match for a bbq. Quick and easy to make. Check out the full recipe and download it to add to your favorite recipe book.    

July 31, 2020 More
NEWS- 2020 LS Engine Sweepstakes Winner Announced!

NEWS- 2020 LS Engine Sweepstakes Winner Announced!

What was the best phone call you’ve ever received? When Jonathon West of Highlands Ranch, CO looked at his buzzing phone screen, an unfamiliar number from Bowling Green, Kentucky stared back. West assumed it was a telemarketer, but answered anyway. However, rather than the expected robotic accent pedaling cellular snake oil, Holley Director of Marketing, […]

July 30, 2020 More
EVENTS – Summit Motorsports Park Proud to Present Patriot Pass for 2021

EVENTS – Summit Motorsports Park Proud to Present Patriot Pass for 2021

While Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio will not be open this year because of the global pandemic, it will be open next year. Plenty of planning is underway, and racers, race fans, supporters and sponsors can expect the park to use its passion and pride to resiliently rebound. The powerful cars, pyrotechnics, the park’s […]

July 29, 2020 More
NEWS – New Holley Lo-Ram Intakes with SFI Burst Panels!

NEWS – New Holley Lo-Ram Intakes with SFI Burst Panels!

Holley’s popular Lo-Ram manifold with dual fuel rail configurations is now available with an integrated SFI burst panel for added racer safety. Read on to learn more! Dual Fuel Injector Lo-Ram, Front-Feed With Burst Plate Flange The 300-625 (satin) & 300-625BK (black) front-feed intake manifold kits provide two injectors per cylinder for high volume fuel […]

July 29, 2020 More
FEATURES- CHEVY THE PERFECTIONIST – Mick & Judy Bodigon 55 Chevy

FEATURES- CHEVY THE PERFECTIONIST – Mick & Judy Bodigon 55 Chevy

Face it: some of us just can’t leave well enough alone. When “good enough” is rarely (if ever) good enough and when “decent effort” is unacceptable in light of best effort, rest assured that you’re afflicted. The unshakable roots of perfectionism have a way of plunging hard into the depths of your psyche, leaving you […]

July 27, 2020 More
FEATURES- FORD WORK IN PROGRESS – Chris Damovski 1985 Mustang GT

FEATURES- FORD WORK IN PROGRESS – Chris Damovski 1985 Mustang GT

‘My first pass down the track was a blistering 14.85 @90 mph,” said Scarborough, Ontario’s Chris Damovski with a hearty laugh. And fast it wasn’t. But a start, it was. And we all gotta start somewhere, right? Damovski acquired the car as a hand-me-down from his uncle while working in his grandfather’s shop at the […]

July 26, 2020 More
FEATURES- CHEVY WAITING TO STRIKE – David Hall 1970 Chevy Nova

FEATURES- CHEVY WAITING TO STRIKE – David Hall 1970 Chevy Nova

Most of us are familiar with the idea of hibernation. You know the drill: animals bury themselves deep in a hole and sleep through the winter. Hibernation is an energy-saving measure that allows the critter to survive long periods of time when food is typically scarce. However, some animals like snakes who live in milder […]

July 25, 2020 More
FEATURES- THE MAN BEHIND THE X – John Sears’ X275 Chevy Malibu

FEATURES- THE MAN BEHIND THE X – John Sears’ X275 Chevy Malibu

There’s nothing like the satisfaction of building a car of your own. Whether it is your driver with a few mods or an all-out race car, the feeling of seeing your hard work and effort come together in a well-built project is second to none. John Sears has known that feeling time and time again, […]

July 24, 2020 More
FEATURES- FORD WARHORSE – Joe & Leslie Murphy 1990 Ford Mustang

FEATURES- FORD WARHORSE – Joe & Leslie Murphy 1990 Ford Mustang

For almost as long as man has done battle in the air, aircraft have been adorned with cool artwork. Growing significantly in popularity during World War II, nose art in particular grew both more common and more elaborate. Sometimes intended to intimidate like ferocious shark teeth and other times intended to unify ground and air […]

July 23, 2020 More
FEATURES- ONE OF A KIND – Doug Fields’ ’71 Chevelle

FEATURES- ONE OF A KIND – Doug Fields’ ’71 Chevelle

Walking toward Doug Fields’ 1971 Chevelle SS, you get a feeling that you’re in for a really nice musclecar. As you get in for a closer look, though, and notice the beefy meats out back, side exit exhaust, and stance that is anything but typical, you know that something special is lurking within the confines […]

July 22, 2020 More
Dual Injector Lo-Ram Base Manifold Now Available!

Dual Injector Lo-Ram Base Manifold Now Available!

      Are you tired of struggling to find a performance intake for your tight LS-powered engine bay? Is it time to make BIG power with a turbocharger or centrifugal supercharger? Holley EFI has the perfect recipe with their new dual injector Lo-Ram base manifold kit! Based off of the top-feed configuration, this base […]

July 22, 2020 More
FEATURES- THE RED WARRIOR – Grant Hodgson – ’73 Ford Falcon

FEATURES- THE RED WARRIOR – Grant Hodgson – ’73 Ford Falcon

In an era before The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze Runner, and any host of the myriad of other dystopian flicks of today, there was the cult classic late-70s action flick Mad Max. And unlike those movies of today that are filled with a grim depiction of society melded with a healthy dose of technology, […]

July 21, 2020 More
FEATURES- STREET CRED – Dan Marvin ’90 IROC Z Camaro

FEATURES- STREET CRED – Dan Marvin ’90 IROC Z Camaro

For Buffalo New York’s Dan Marvin, it’s not about glitz, glitter or how much dough you dropped on making your car look good in the pits. And as far as car shows go, nothing could be further from his mind. For Dan, it’s simple—beat the other guy and have fun doing it! Call it a […]

July 20, 2020 More
FEATURES- SNAKE HANDLER – Robert Patrick 2014 Nitrous Pro Mod Mustang

FEATURES- SNAKE HANDLER – Robert Patrick 2014 Nitrous Pro Mod Mustang

Robert Patrick’s name has been synonymous with ultra-fast Mustangs for years, winning championships, setting national records and becoming a household name while piloting various forms of the wildly popular Ford body style with his mother and father’s 40+ years Purvis Ford (Fredericksburg, VA) dealership name prominently displayed on the side of each and every one […]

July 19, 2020 More
FEATURES- SacrilegeLS – Bill Trovato 5th Gen Camaro

FEATURES- SacrilegeLS – Bill Trovato 5th Gen Camaro

Face the facts: if a man knows enough about anything to write a book about it, he’s probably an expert (or darn close). The hours upon hours of research, writing, revising, and writing some more builds a familiarity that simply cannot be forged any other way. For BTR Performance’s Bill Trovato of Rochester, New York, […]

July 18, 2020 More
FEATURES – WITH A VENGEANCE – John Andrade, Jr – ’82 Cutlass

FEATURES – WITH A VENGEANCE – John Andrade, Jr – ’82 Cutlass

Adrenaline on full flood and heart rate pounding, John Andrade, Jr. stood in disbelief, staring at the mangled mess of GM G-body in front of him. The likeable Oklahoman had called out the “Dominator” on the popular Discovery Channel show Street Outlaws and was hoping to make  is way up “the list”—the top 10 of […]

July 17, 2020 More
FOOD FRIDAYS – DRINKS – A Big Honkin’ Margarita!

FOOD FRIDAYS – DRINKS – A Big Honkin’ Margarita!

A BIG HONKIN’ MARGARITA! If you like margaritas you will love this easy and quick recipe to make more than you can probably handle before falling over.  Very refreshing on a HOT SUMMER day.  Decorations not included in recipe…choose your own…for a rainy day…little umbrellas…for a sunny day…try the sombrero pictured here.  Great for parties […]

July 17, 2020 More
FEATURES – TRADING UP – RJ Miolla – ’55 Chevy Cameo Pickup

FEATURES – TRADING UP – RJ Miolla – ’55 Chevy Cameo Pickup

RJ Miolla found his passion for drag racing after trading an ATV for a basic 11-second Chevelle race car. He didn’t know it at the time, but letting go of the trans brake in that rattling big block Chevelle would change him forever. From the Chevelle, RJ parlayed a trade into a nasty 1966 pro […]

July 16, 2020 More
FEATURES – THEIR FIRST CAR – Dennis Chillik – ’68 Torino GT

FEATURES – THEIR FIRST CAR – Dennis Chillik – ’68 Torino GT

I’m one of those guys who grew up loving drag racing.” That simple statement is how Dennis Chillik would describe himself. Nothing overly spectacular about that statement, right? Unless of course you know what a love like that can mean! Dennis served in the U.S. Air Force, and in November of 1967 while stationed at […]

July 15, 2020 More
FEATURES – NORTHERN ATTACK – Dean Branham – ’69 Barracuda

FEATURES – NORTHERN ATTACK – Dean Branham – ’69 Barracuda

It took quite some time for Dean Branham to get his 1969 Barracuda to this stage in its existence, but all the hard work, trials and tribulations have been more than worth it. “My dad bought this car in 1998, and it was a clapped-out, rusted mess with a 318 and bald tires. But it […]

July 13, 2020 More
FEATURES – NO REGRETS – Tony Merlic ’69 Camaro

FEATURES – NO REGRETS – Tony Merlic ’69 Camaro

Hindsight can be a tricky thing. Most of us can reflect back and wonder how our lives might be different had we taken that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, asked out that cute brunette, or tried out for that exclusive team or club. And when we get right down to it, most car guys and gals can usually […]

July 10, 2020 More
FOOD FRIDAY – Summer Corn Salad

FOOD FRIDAY – Summer Corn Salad

FOOD FRIDAY – SUMMER CORN SALAD This deliciously refreshing Summer Corn Salad recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser in any setting.  Try adding some of your favorite things to this to personalize it for your recipe book. Be sure to download the pdf file and print it for your favorite recipe book.  We […]

July 10, 2020 More
JLT Performance has been found GUILTY of a cover-up! Covering up the stuff Ford wouldn’t! Like our New Master Cylinder Cover!

JLT Performance has been found GUILTY of a cover-up! Covering up the stuff Ford wouldn’t! Like our New Master Cylinder Cover!

Hey, we get it. Even though the 2020 Shelby GT500 is a mind-blowing piece of technology, the Bean Counters in the corner office had a profit figure to hit. How did they do that? Cutting corners. On bizarre stuff, like finishing touches in the engine bay when they car’s biggest piece of eye candy is […]

July 7, 2020 More
Race Winning Brands Europe Now Stocking Total Seal® Piston Rings

Race Winning Brands Europe Now Stocking Total Seal® Piston Rings

July 2nd, 2020 Total Seal Piston Rings announced today that Race Winning Brand’s piston companies – Diamond, JE and Wiseco – are now stocking Total Seal piston rings in Europe for upgrades to piston orders. Matt Hartford, Total Seal CEO and President said, “Now engine builders and enthusiasts in Europe can unlock greater performance by […]

July 6, 2020 More
FEATURES – THE INSTIGATOR – Jeff VanNorden – 70 Challenger

FEATURES – THE INSTIGATOR – Jeff VanNorden – 70 Challenger

To hear Clifton Park, New York’s Jeff VanNorden tell it, he didn’t have a choice. On the streets in his hometown, there is an order. There’s an ethos. There’s a way you establish yourself. And to fail to abide by those unwritten rules is… well…unforgivable. “A buddy of mine was riding his Hyabusa and he […]

July 3, 2020 More
NEWS – HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

NEWS – HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

The staff and owners of RPM Magazine wish you all a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!    

July 3, 2020 More
NEWS – Advanced Turbo Shield Design

NEWS – Advanced Turbo Shield Design

Design Engineering, Inc. introduces high-tech GEN-3 Titanium Turbo Shields. AVON LAKE, OHIO (July 1, 2020) – When it comes to technologically advanced turbocharger protection, Design Engineering, Inc. has again raised the bar with its new GEN-3 Titanium Turbo Shields with LR Technology™. Featuring a silicone-coated outer layer, multiple stainless steel and silica inner layers, and […]

July 3, 2020 More
FOOD FRIDAYS – RECIPE – NO BAKE FLAG CHEESECAKE

FOOD FRIDAYS – RECIPE – NO BAKE FLAG CHEESECAKE

Happy 4th of July! That you can make this lovely, sweet treat without turning on the oven is probably enough of a reason to give this serious consideration. Besides the taste and light mousse-like texture, I think your guests will enjoy the iconic stars and stripes design provided by the fresh blueberries and strawberries…. View this […]

July 3, 2020 More
FEATURES – STIFF WIND – Anthony Albanese ‘ ’71 Chevelle Ragtop

FEATURES – STIFF WIND – Anthony Albanese ‘ ’71 Chevelle Ragtop

It’s been said that variety is the spice of life. And try as we might to mix things up here at RPM, the truth is that for all our car guy and gal chest thumping for being different, unique, and individualistic, we sure tend to do things a lot more alike than different. We all […]

July 2, 2020 More
FEATURES – STARSKY’S BOSS – Kim Gough

FEATURES – STARSKY’S BOSS – Kim Gough

Starskys Boss In the summer of 1975, the now cult-classic cop drama Starsky and Hutch debuted on ABC. The show ran for four seasons, exposing you bell-bottom-wearing, huge-fro-having jive turkeys of the late 1970s to an interesting sociocultural mix of California living—not to mention the unlikely star that emerged: Detective Michael Starsky’s era-perfect red and […]

July 1, 2020 More
FEATURES – REDRUM – Shannon Butler ’86 Mustang

FEATURES – REDRUM – Shannon Butler ’86 Mustang

Fast toys aren’t just for boys. And if you don’t believe us, then stop what you’re doing for the next few minutes and take some time to  heck out this stunning—and deadly fast—Fox body Mustang. With just a glance we think you’ll quickly agree that Indiana native Shannon  Butler can prove that statement. We caught […]

June 30, 2020 More
EVENTS – RE-LIVE THE EVENT – War By The Shore 2015

EVENTS – RE-LIVE THE EVENT – War By The Shore 2015

WAR…A crusade, campaign, struggle, battle, fight, clash, engagement, encounter, or an attack. No matter how you define it, the title for the first ever RPM Magazine/ Lucas Oil WAR BY THE SHORE truly embodied everything that not only led up to, but took place on the asphalt of Thompson Raceway Park on July 25th 2015. […]

June 30, 2020 More
FEATURES – WHO’S THE BOSS – Jamie Pipher ’70 Ford Torino

FEATURES – WHO’S THE BOSS – Jamie Pipher ’70 Ford Torino

We aren’t afraid to admit it. In a veritable sea of Mustangs and Camaros, we at RPM are suckers for relatively obscure body styles, alternative colors, and off-the-beaten path engine and transmission combos—especially when such rides are able to crank out insane power. Don’t get us wrong—there are plenty of gorgeous mainstream cars out there. […]

June 29, 2020 More
FEATURES – NEVER FAST ENOUGH – Brian Greenberg – 1964 Ford Fairlane

FEATURES – NEVER FAST ENOUGH – Brian Greenberg – 1964 Ford Fairlane

Growing up in the Southern California introduced Brian Greenberg to all sorts of car cultures, but he recalls being hooked on cars in general from the age of 16. “I have been a fan of drag racing forever,” said Greenberg. “I hit a few car shows now and then, drive out to Malibu on a […]

June 25, 2020 More
FEATURES – C-10-MENTAL – Justin Moore

FEATURES – C-10-MENTAL – Justin Moore

Speaking from experience here, it’s funny what we remember from our childhood as we age. For some, it’s a familiar smell of  grandma’s kitchen. For others, it is just a  few notes from a  beloved song. But for the car guys and gals among us, it is fairly  common that some of our best and […]

June 24, 2020 More
FEATURES – MOPAR REDEMPTION – David Soloman – 71 Dodge Demon

FEATURES – MOPAR REDEMPTION – David Soloman – 71 Dodge Demon

Nothing is forever in the world of drag racing—records are broken, cars become outdated, and money becomes scarce. Spencer, Tenn. resident David Solomon has worked his way up the ladder, like many other drag racers, but that feeling of accomplishment and success was crushed in the fall of 2012, when his entire racing operation was […]

June 23, 2020 More
TOOLS & TECH – RPM Cool Tools – How Much Ya Bench?

TOOLS & TECH – RPM Cool Tools – How Much Ya Bench?

Back in our January installment of Cool Tools right here in RPM, we showed you the super versatile new Klutch Tools mill/lathe combo. The best part of having this new capability in our shop is that now we can turn and machine small parts from billet aluminum and plastic in our own shop. However, we […]

June 23, 2020 More
FEATURES – PROFESSIONAL GRADE – Ron Fountain ’68 Camaro

FEATURES – PROFESSIONAL GRADE – Ron Fountain ’68 Camaro

Severn, Ontario’s Ron Fountain was tired of the hassle. Fed up with the fight. Weary of the war. With a 9-second capable but non-caged 1970 Nova that he had street raced for years, every time he went to the track he’d get scolded for having a car that lacked the necessary safety equipment for its […]

June 22, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – Why Do We Do This?

SHOP TALK – Why Do We Do This?

I understand that we all have a passion for cars or I wouldn’t be writing this article and you wouldn’t be reading it. I understand that some of us get obsessive and even excessive with our cars. I also understand that our cars are supposed to bring us joy and take us away from the […]

June 22, 2020 More
FEATURES – LOVE AT FIRST BITE – Jim Sciortino – 1970 Barracuda

FEATURES – LOVE AT FIRST BITE – Jim Sciortino – 1970 Barracuda

For some of us, it takes a while to settle on the perfect car for a build. We scour the available targets, consider the pros and cons of each, hunt for a good buy, and eventually we make our choice. But for others like Trumbull, Connecticut’s Jim Sciortino, it is a far simpler choice. “I […]

June 19, 2020 More
TECH/SHOP TALK – Gearheads & Good Deeds

TECH/SHOP TALK – Gearheads & Good Deeds

For all of the gearheads out there, you know what I mean when I say, “we are on everyone’s speed dial.” It seems we are often called when someone is in need of our skillset rather than a simple “what’s going  on” friendship call. Many have taken advantage of my good nature, but I consider […]

June 19, 2020 More
FOOD FRIDAY – Green Chile Stacked Enchiladas

FOOD FRIDAY – Green Chile Stacked Enchiladas

GREEN CHILE STACKED ENCHILADAS This wonderful Mexican Flare recipe is great for your family or guests.  Shredded Chicken pieces can be added if you prefer to have meat with it.  Either way it will quickly become a recipe that everyone will ask for….. Just click on the RECIPE below this introduction and don’t forget to print […]

June 19, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – Wiring

SHOP TALK – Wiring

When the weather takes a turn in winter’s direction around here, my phone tends to ring a lot with custom automotive work. After all, it is the season to make any necessary repairs, as well as any unnecessary upgrades (had to write that—my wife was looking over my shoulder). But for the record, there is […]

June 18, 2020 More
FEATURES – PILOT DATA – Andy Robinson – 69 Camaro

FEATURES – PILOT DATA – Andy Robinson – 69 Camaro

Ask any scientist and he or she will surely tell you that the key to any quality experiment with dependable results is the effort put in up front to ensure that the data collection process is sound. Trial runs, mistakes, and miscalculations can be sorted out ahead of time to ensure that the finished product […]

June 17, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – Why Cars?

SHOP TALK – Why Cars?

I do my best to cover a wide variety of topics here in Shop Talk. As I’ve written before, these topics are born from actual conversations that have taken place in my shop. I recently had a new client hire me to perform some electrical magic on his camper. He roamed around the shop while […]

June 17, 2020 More
TECH – TOW TECH – Slow Down & Cool Off

TECH – TOW TECH – Slow Down & Cool Off

Pulling a loaded enclosed race car trailer is serious business. Hopefully you have been following along a few issues back as we went through some equipment we picked up for our custom Mopar hauler, along with some dos and don’ts for towing safety. This month we’ll tackle some issues with one of the senior members […]

June 16, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – The Mysterious Rear Diff

SHOP TALK – The Mysterious Rear Diff

To the average person, tools are metal objects that are kept in a toolbox and occasionally used to hang a picture or tighten a loose screw. To a gearhead, tools are like food and water: basic necessities. Most  serious DIY mechanics own a variety of tools that might include a welder, plasma cutter, chop saw, […]

June 16, 2020 More
IT’S SHOP TALK WEEK – SHOP TALK – A Perfectly Good Hood

IT’S SHOP TALK WEEK – SHOP TALK – A Perfectly Good Hood

IT’S SHOP TALK WEEK – Check in daily with us for a SHOP TALK ARTICLE WITH RPM Magazine’s very own JT. TO RUIN OR NOT TO RUIN A PERFECTLY GOOD HOOD: THAT is the Question! We’ve all had to make extremely hard decisions when it comes to our cars. Perhaps the most difficult ones are […]

June 15, 2020 More
Daddy’s Caddy – Stanley/Weiss Racing

Daddy’s Caddy – Stanley/Weiss Racing

Last year, Stanley and Weiss Racing stood the Outlaw Pro Modified world on its head with a 5.64 @ 253mph quarter-mile pass in Las Vegas with their well-known Camaro. Little did most know that John Stanley would be getting an upgrade to his ride very soon. One would generally think it would be another Camaro […]

June 12, 2020 More
Supercharging 101

Supercharging 101

We break down the pros and cons of three types of crank-driven boost! There are very few single parts or pieces that can add the power, look, and overall “wow factor” to a high performance street or drag car than a supercharger. As technology has advanced, so too have the types and applications available. RPM […]

June 12, 2020 More
Accel Expands Super Coil Lineup!

Accel Expands Super Coil Lineup!

Are you looking for a little more pep from your daily driver? Look no further, Accel’s Super Coils are designed to replace OE ignition coils with no modifications while delivering maximum performance. Holley is pleased to introduce five new offerings for GM, Honda, Toyota, Lexus and Subaru applications. These coils will install in the factory […]

June 12, 2020 More
FOOD FRIDAY – GRILLED CORN WITH CILANTRO LIME BUTTER

FOOD FRIDAY – GRILLED CORN WITH CILANTRO LIME BUTTER

GRILLED CORN WITH CILANTRO LIME BUTTER This delicious recipe is great for anywhere.  Pair it with pretty much any other meal for a great summer BBQ favorite.  Your guests will become your biggest fans of this tasty treat! Be sure to download this recipe for your favorite recipe book.  Read more of this article.  Just […]

June 12, 2020 More
Playing Rough – Pat Spangenberg

Playing Rough – Pat Spangenberg

Nestled between the frame rails of the Poncho is a 598 CI aluminum big block with Dart “Big Chief” 14 degree cylinder heads. The Pontiac valve covers really give those in the know an idea of what exactly makes this Cat so angry.

June 11, 2020 More
Tem-Pest – Shawn Dixon

Tem-Pest – Shawn Dixon

Tem-Pest n. Furious agitation, commotion, or tumult; an uproar. (RPM VERSION) Naturally aspirated, manually shifted Pontiac. High revolutions of combustion: Resulting in a rapid and furious forward movement, typically through distances of 1320 feet quickly. Defies gravity when launching from a standing state. Read More Exclusive Features on RPM Mag

June 10, 2020 More
FEATURES – LIFE’S A JOURNEY – Bruce McConnell – 46 Dodge

FEATURES – LIFE’S A JOURNEY – Bruce McConnell – 46 Dodge

Born in Indianapolis in 1946, Bruce McConnell has always been fascinated with anything mechanical. “I was one of those kids who always needed to take everything apart to see how it worked,” tells Bruce. “When I was about 8 years old, I began attending the Indianapolis 500 and knew right then that I had the […]

June 9, 2020 More
FEATURES – LEGIT – Frank & Mary Bendit – 1970 Chevy Nova

FEATURES – LEGIT – Frank & Mary Bendit – 1970 Chevy Nova

There seem to be two schools of thought in what it takes to build a dual-purpose street/strip car. One group would suggest taking an all-out drag car, doing just enough to make it street legal, and trailering it anywhere and everywhere to demonstrate its stellar—and frankly predictable—on-track performance. However, to the other bunch of street/strip […]

June 8, 2020 More
FEATURES – NO TAKEBACKS – Kyle & Amanda Avery 1968 Nova

FEATURES – NO TAKEBACKS – Kyle & Amanda Avery 1968 Nova

If you’ve been in the high performance drag racing and street machine scene long enough, you’ve probably experienced it. In the nearly-constant search for better, faster, and cooler, you made a deal that you later regretted. Sometimes you lament the ride you gave up. Other times, you realize that maybe you aren’t as crazy about […]

June 5, 2020 More
FEATURES – GLASS DRAGGIN – George Reidenauer – Corvette Nostalgia Funny Car

FEATURES – GLASS DRAGGIN – George Reidenauer – Corvette Nostalgia Funny Car

George Reidnauer was introduced to drag racing by his father in the mid-’70s. His dad, who used to deliver bread for a living, would rush home to pick young George up as soon as he got off work  early Sunday mornings and the duo would drive over to Maple Grove Raceway for the day. Of […]

June 5, 2020 More
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