Thoroughly Modernized
Second-gen Camaros were some of the first muscle cars to exhibit modern handling in their original incarnation, and their basic suspension geometry can be made to function quite nicely. Nevertheless, sometimes well enough just isn't enough-just ask Randy Johnson, whose blue '66 Chevelle was featured on our November 2008 cover. Randy has outdone himself with this '70 Camaro, which he succeeded in bringing into modern supercar territory. This was achieved through upgrading essentially everything under the skin-from its LQ4-based fuel-injected powerplant and six-speed Tremec, to its Heidts independent rear suspension, Wilwood binders, and QA1 coilover shocks. And this thing really sticks too, with Nitto's new NT05 street/race compound tires on Forgeline FS three-piece 18-inch wheels.

MUSCLE CAR AWARDS
Third Peak Chicagoland Nationals

Muscle Car of the Year Finalist
Ken & Pat Mosier • Danville, IN
1970 Charger R/T

Street Challenge Autocross

First Place Vendor
Ryan Matthews • Detroit Speed
Mooresville, NC • 1969 Camaro

Street Machine Winner
Randy Johnson • Kewaskum, WI
1970 Camaro

Flowmaster American Thunder Award
Bill Cole • Oswego, IL
1965 GTO

Friday Night Drags
Greg Peterson • Blooming Prairie, MN
1967 Buick Wagon

Best Ride on BFG Tires
Bob McLuckie
Joliet, IL
1970 Cutlass W31

Best Ride on Intro's
Mike Lynch
Fort Dodge, IA
1960 Corvertte

Chevy Muscle
John Gosack
Joliet, IL
1967 Impala SS

Class Act
John & Peggy Sieffert
Troy, MI
1967 GTO

Cool Camaro
Steve & Deb Morgan
Kentland, IN
1972 Camaro

Cool Cruiser
Ralph Haya
Galva, IL
1964 Ford

Coolest Cruiser
Greg Peterson
Blooming Prairie, MN
1967 Buick Wagon

Ford in a Ford
Ted Stonebrook
Hamilton, MI
1962 Ford

Ford Muscle
Steve Shroeder
Morrison, IL
1963 Galaxie 500 XL

Homebuilt Heaven
Jim Scott
Midlothian, IL
1969 Ford Mustang

Mighty Muscle
Mike Gomez
Batavia, IL
1964 Pontiac

Mighty Mustang
Kevin & Annette Marzetta
Oglesby, IL
1970 Boss 302

Mopar Award
Mark Sekula
Peru, IL
1970 Challenger R/T

Mother's Pick Award
Bryan Frank
Cranberry, PA
1969 Firebird

PPG Dream Car
George Myrter
Cranberry Township, PA
1972 Chevelle

Slick '60s Pick
Joe & Cathy Yukon
Dyer, IN
1967 Chevy II

Vintage Air
Young Guys Pick
Chris Yukon
Dyer, IN
1972 Ford Maverick

Muscle Machine Of The Year Finalist
Tony Grzelakowski
Imlay City, MI
1966 Chevy Chevelle

Roadster Shop Builder's Choice
Dee Uhter
Chicago Heights, IL
1970 Chevy