Some car projects become much more than just an exercise in coaxing an engine to life or cleaning a pile of corrosion underneath a stuck thermostat. Sometimes there’s a personal side to it- a call to duty that makes the effort much more important than just the process of replacing parts. I drove down to Escondido, California – just north of San Diego – back in 1979 to write a Cruisin’ USA story for the February, 1980 issue of Car Craft. It was at that cruise that I met a trio of young guys – Matt Collins, Doug Eisberg, and Craig Campman and I was accepted as part of the circle of friends.
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In the mid-to-late 1960s, Ford Motor Co. dominated the NASCAR Premier Series, winning the manufacturers’ championship every season from 1963-69.
In 1968, Dodge introduced an all-new generation of its full-sized Charger sports coupe, which the automaker hoped would be a winner on track. But its recessed rear window and sunken front grille were terrible aerodynamically and the car did not race well at all.
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Don’t get us wrong: We love Coyote 5.0s in both vintage and late-model Mustangs. But we admit it seems we’ve shown more than a fair share of Coyote-swapped 1965-1970 Mustangs of late. Brennon Hope’s 1968 G.T. 500 fixes that right quick with a 1,000hp hit of twin-turbo Windsor-style output that we love as much as we thought you might.
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The development process to build a high-quality aftermarket suspension system isn’t as simple as picking out a set of shocks, building control arms, and slapping it all together and hoping for the best. The technique, in the case of Speedtech Performance’s ExtReme subframe system, is one of precise planning, careful parts design and selection, and methodical execution.
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If we could all accurately predict the markets we'd have quite a bit more cash in our pockets.
However, some people have such a close eye on demand and trends in their industry that they can give an informed decision on what's lined up to go up in value in the next 12 months.
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When a build combines two of the car world's greatest treasures, it's sure to raise some eyebrows. This project by Cleveland Power and Performance does that by taking an American icon 1969 Dodge Charger body and slapping in a 707-horsepower Hellcat motor for good measure, making what is surely the ultimate muscle enthusiast's dream.
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