There's no question that the Chevy II has become the posterboy for hot rodding-find the lightest body possible, then stuff the biggest motor inside it. Starting with a $700 six-cylinder hulk he bought in 1993, True Street competitor Marc Schankweiler started modestly, initially hoisting a 327 small-block over the fenders. A collection of small-blocks subsequently made a series of guest appearances over the years. Marc has, however, resisted the urge to go over to the dark side-aka a big-block. Instead, his desires focused on the ultimate small-block, a NASCAR SB2.2, which might as well be a big-block, considering the copious airflow made possible by the SB2.2's sewer-pipe ports. As you might suspect, Marc is a longtime competitor in the True Street ranks, regularly bumping into the likes of Paul Ferrucci. "I had to come out to Joliet to keep Paul honest!" Marc chides. In the end, Marc's average score fell short of the top spot by just nine-thousandths. ("I had a bad oil leak I was trying to hide. I was real happy to shut it off at the end of the quarter-mile.") Until he can come out on top again, Marc plans to drive the Chevy II to cruise nights and shows, as well as the occasional street car shootout.
1966 Chevy II Marc Schankweiler Occupation: Carpenter Hometown: Douglassville, PA Best Prior e.t.: 8.69/161 True Street e.t. Average: 8.652