'55 Chevy • Mike Wells • Brunswick, GA To say that the movie Two-Lane Blacktop hooked a few guys on '55 Chevys would be the gearhead understatement of the decade. Mike Wells blames his love for the first year Tri-Five on it, as well as a childhood hanging out at local gas station watching hot rods being wrenched on. He didn't get his '55 until 1994, and only got to enjoy it until 1996 when a careless driver plowed into him. The '55 sat on the back-burner until just a few months ago when Mike decided to revive it properly with a burly big-block.

By The Numbers
Engine: 454ci, LS6 rods, 11.5:1 compression, Crane cam, Edelbrock intake with twin Edelbrock 600 carbs
Trans: 700-R4
Brakes: CPP power disc brakes up front, 11-inch drums in the rear
Rearend: Ford 9-inch with 3.90 gears
Wheels: 15x6 and 15x8 polished American Racing Torq-Thrusts
Tires: 165-15 front, 285/50R15 rear
Future plans: Mike didn't specify his future plans, so we'll just speculate that they might include racing an Orbit Orange '70 GTO Judge for pinks. If you don't get it, rent the movie Two-Lane Blacktop.

'69 Camaro Mike Goodwin Hixson, TN Mike Goodwin plans to do all the work on his project-save the upholstery-so before he even found the car, he purchased a paint booth from an autobody supply company and installed it in his basement. It's good he's that committed, since what looked like a good purchase on eBay turned out to be really rusty, requiring floorpans, firewall, cowl, dash, rockers, wheelwells, trunk pan, trunk lid, doors, fenders, roof skin, and more. The list goes on and on, but suffice it to say Mike basically rebuilt the entire Camaro from scratch. Fortunately all that metalwork helped him go from amateur to experienced welder and gave him the opportunity to shave and smooth the whole body and install mini-tubs in the rear.

By The Numbers
Engine: LS3, 92mm throttle body, large unspecified cam
Trans: Tremec T-56 six-speed
Suspension: QA1 adjustable coilovers
Brakes: Wilwood disc brakes all around
Rearend: Winters 9-inch with 3.70 gears
Future plans: Once all the metalwork is finished, Mike plans to spray the Camaro Black Sapphire metallic with silver ghost flames.