1976 Nova * Randy Crownover * Granville, PA
Randy Crownover has had six Novas in his lifetime, but this one was his very first. He's had it for 20 years, and most of the time it was put on the back burner. His now ex-wife didn't permit him much time to work on the car, so nothing got done for many years. Randy is now engaged to a woman who actually likes the car, and encourages him to work on it. With six kids running around, it's difficult to find time, but he still manages. Randy has put together a 454ci big-block Chevy from an '85 Suburban, using GM high-output heads and an Edelbrock RPM cam.

By The Numbers
Engine: 454ci big-block Chevy
Transmission: Turbo 350 with B&M converter
Brakes: slotted rotors
Rear: GM 10-bolt with 4.10 gears and posi
Wheels: aluminum (15-inch)
Exhaust: Hedman 2.125-inch primaries to 3-inch collectors
Performance: 12.11 e.t. at 119 mph

1970 Chevelle * Joe Miller * Island Lake, IL
Nostalgic Auto Body and Barnes Automotive in Arlington Heights, Illinois, are two sister companies specializing in building high-level show cars. They've been putting this '70 Chevelle together over the last four years in their spare time for the purpose of showcasing their shops' talents. "We envisioned from the start to build a modern vehicle with Pro Touring influences, a street rod interior, and a hot rod drivetrain, all while maintaining classic muscle car style," writes Joe Miller of Nostalgic Auto Body. Currently, the car is in the wiring and plumbing stages, and he expects it to be completed by the time you read this. We'll be keeping an eye out for it at the upcoming Goodguys show in Joliet this year.

By The Numbers
Engine: GM Performance Parts Ram Jet 502
Transmission: 700-R4 by DTI of Round Lake, IL
Suspension: Air Ride, Global West, Metco
Brakes: Wilwood
Rear: GM 12-bolt
Wheels: Billet Specialties Stiletto (18x7 & 18x10)
Tires: Nitto 225/45R18 & 295/45R18

1986 Camaro * Robert Kapp * Clinton, IA
We've all heard the same advice: don't sell your first car, you'll regret it later. Robert Kapp took that advice to heart. He got his '86 Camaro on his 16th birthday, and plans to keep it until the day he dies. Robert has a special attachment to the car because he too, is an '86 model, making him 22 years old. He must work on an extremely limited budget, because unfortunately he is overwhelmed with medical bills from his epilepsy. His doctors won't allow him to get a driver's license until he is free of seizures for six months, which he is well on his way to. Once he gets the go-ahead, he plans to sign up for an automotive program that is too far for hitchhiking!

By The Numbers
Engine: 350ci small-block Chevy
Transmission: Turbo 400
Interior: custom steering wheel and seat covers
Special features: custom plates "Rose 86"
Body: factory body and paint
Wheels: gold IROC
Tires: (under-inflated) Firestone Firehawk