1972 Camaro * Shawn Hodges * Graham, WAShawn Hodges picked up this Camaro in high school, and started the build on his own. Friend and local car guru, Bob Cody, suggested he cut the floor out completely to install some subframe connectors. This idea inspired Shawn to re-build the car, leaving nothing but the body in the factory location. Shawn changed the whole suspension setup, lowering it 4 inches without the use of air suspension. Before you know it, this high school student will have a full-on race car. Shawn fabricated tubs to fit extra-large meats that he would need in order to control the big-block stroker power.
1971 Cutlass Supreme * Matt McAllister * Arnold, MOThe gas crisis of the '70s almost forced Matt McAllister's dad, the original owner of this '71 Cutlass, to trade it for a Pinto, but he couldn't justify it, thank goodness. His father, shown standing next to the car in this 1971 photo, let the car sit in the garage after both head gaskets had blown. Boxes piled up on top and around it through Matt's childhood. Finally in 1993, Matt needed a car, since his truck was totaled. It made more sense to fix up the Cutlass than buy another car. He disassembled the car, but only got back to it last year. He's got the Hotchkis Total Vehicle System, Edelbrock shocks, AGR steering box, and many other parts to give it the life it never had.