News Desk, on Aug 22, 2014 2:20:32 PM
Every car has a story, especially for enthusiasts. For Mike and his '73 Camaro, that story began with a Camaro parts car being handed down by a godfather and quickly took a turn toward the drag strip. And though the story is what makes any car greater than the sum of its parts, it's worth paying attention to the parts in this case.
Dick Harrell was a drag racing pioneer and all-around good guy who made profound contributions to muscle car culture. While he was still very young, Harrell was successfully racing sprint cars across the Southwest.
By the early 1960s he was a racing champion, setting records left and right using Chevrolet cars that he had substantially modified. When GM discontinued its official racing support in the mid 60s, many racers abandoned Chevrolet in favor of alternatives from Ford and Chrysler, but Harrell continued undaunted. He had already earned many nicknames, but this commitment earned Harrell the moniker that would stick with him: "Mr. Chevrolet."
Every year, companies from across the automotive aftermarket industry meet in Las Vegas for SEMA, a massive trade show and conference. Every year, the event features the latest and greatest products, accessories, and show cars on display. Every year, the vehicles get more wild and more creative. The recently-concluded 2013 conference was no exception.
If you are getting into classic cars for the first time, you'll quickly discover that your fellow enthusiasts have a language of their own. Some of the first terms you'll encounter in online discussion forums and parts catalogs are references to A-Body, B-Body, E-Body, F-Body, and so on. It's even more simple than it looks.
The 2013 Classic Industries SEMA display, booth #23975, will be hosting two world-class Camaro builds this November. One is a unique 1969 427 Camaro, a collector car built by drag racing pioneer “Mr. Chevrolet” Dick Harrell. The other is a Smokey Yunick inspired car, a 1968 model built by renowned custom car builder Bodie Stroud for actor/comedian Tim Allen.
Few things are more disappointing than setting out to drive your car only to find the engine doesn't start. Hundreds of moving parts have to be in working order to make a car run and drive, but the battery, alternator, and starter are the usual suspects. So, when you pop the hood and check the battery, what do your battery posts look like?
News Desk, on Aug 1, 2013 9:53:07 AM