By The Numbers
Engine: 1995 vintage 355ci LT1
Transmission: Tremec T-56 six-speed
Suspension: Hotchkis, SPC, ATS
Brakes: C5 Corvette discs
Rear: 8.5-inch GM 10-bolt
Wheels: ’02 Camaro SS
Interior: Autometer gauges

1966 Pontiac LeMans * Garry Tody * Lapeer, MI
"How I came to own this car is an interesting story--I bought it at a garage sale! I've had my eye on this car for a number of years, and saw that this car never seemed to move. When I saw the ad for the garage sale, I was there shortly before it started," writes Garry Tody. "He turned down my first offer of $2,000, but accepted an offer of $2,300." After putting in a new battery and pouring fresh gas down the carb, it roared to life. Garry says it still needs an interior and a trunk floor, but it otherwise runs great and is a ball to bang the gears in. "I'm getting old," says the 63-year-old grandfather, "but once a gearhead, always a geahead!" To that end, Garry frequents his local dragstrip, and has pulled down at best e.t. of 15.81/92.7 with the original 350ci two-barrel.

By The Numbers
Engine: Pontiac 350 two-barrel
Intake: Edelbrock Torker II
Ignition: Mallory dual-point
Exhaust: Summit headers, dual exhaust
Transmission: Muncie four-speed
Rear: GM 10-bolt with 3.08 gears
Best e.t.: 15.81/92.7

1955 Chevy Pickup * Chris Verbeke * Colona, IL
For Chris Verbeke, it all started when he saw the classic movie, American Graffiti. That's giving away his age, since he was 14 when it came out. "I've been hooked ever since! My first car was a '56 Chevy two-door sedan. Since then, I've owned several Novas, a '67 Chevelle, and a '50 Chevy truck." Chris was happy with all those, but his first love brought him back to the Tri-Five fold for his current affair. "I have always liked this body style, and searched a while for a rust-free project," writes Chris. He credits Southwick Machine & Design in Coal Valley, Illinois, for modifying the frame with a '78 Nova front clip. That simple mod opens up so many possibilities for engine, suspension, and brakes. A 4-inch drop rear suspension from TCI also gives the truck modern handling.

By The Numbers
Engine: 396ci big-block Chevy
Transmission: Turbo 400
Frame: ’78 Nova
Exhaust: Flowmaster Series 40
Steering: Ididit column
Rear: GM 12-bolt, 3.43 gears
Wheels: Cragar S/S
Planned color: HOC Tangelo Pearl