By The Numbers
Engine: turbocharged, intercooled 502ci big-block, 800hp
Transmission: Turbo 400 w/Gear Vendor OD
Suspension: custom tubular A-arms, boxed frame
Brakes: Chevy Caprice & Corvette
Rear: Ford 9-inch from Currie
Wheels: Curtis Speed & Engineering
Tires: 245/45R19, 31x18x20 Mickey Thompson

1966 Pontiac GTO * Bill Herder * Finlayville, PA
As soon as Bill Herder was able to drive, his recreational interests turned to cars. Having grown up around muscle cars, he immediately gravitated to a very nice '73 split-bumper Camaro. "I then went into the Army, and stayed there for a long time. Between time, money, and family constraints, muscle cars were something only to look at and wish for," writes Bill. But last year, Bill decided to take the plunge. He knew he wanted either a first-gen Camaro or '64-72 A-body, and lucked into this '66 LeMans. Not being a real GTO didn't deter Bill, in fact, it gave him "license" to do all kinds of guilt-free upgrades to the suspension, powertrain, and color. Bill's goal is to have the LeMans completed in time for the Pontiac Nationals in August.

By The Numbers
Engine: 400ci Pontiac
Transmission: Tremec TKO-600 five-speed
Suspension: SPC, Edelbrock, Spohn, Energy Suspension
Rear: Moser 12-bolt, 3.73 gears
Clutch: Centerforce DF2
Ignition: MSD 6AL-2, Pro Billet distributor
Paint: PPG Cabernet Tri-Coat

1964 Chevelle * Norb Baumann * Manitowoc, WI
Norb Baumann works second shift, so his story, photos, and specs on his '64 Chevelle were a little sketchy, perhaps due to a touch of sleep deprivation. We'll do our best to represent it properly, so forgive us if we get it wrong. A racer buddy introduced Norb to the previous owner of this '64, which had no engine. With permission from Norb's wife, the car was purchased, then stuffed with a 355ci Vortec V-8 that had seen previous duty in Norb's 11-second '67 Chevelle. Norb writes: "The Chevelle needs a little bodywork and paint, so the plan is to cruise in sleeper mode for a little while. It has no tach or other special racing gauges. Then we will show up at WIR or The Grove on Real Street drag night with the drag radials on."

By The Numbers
Engine: 355 Vortec 350
Transmission: Powerglide
Suspension: Air-Lift bags
Future mods: 700-R4 trans, new dash pad
Rear: GM 10-bolt, 3.08 gears
Wheels: Rallye wheels
Tires: BFG 275/50R15 Drag Radials