'64 Malibu SS • Julius Pitrowski • Waukesha, WI
After deciding she'd had enough of crawling over the door bars in Julius Pitrowski's radical, caged GTO drag car whenever they went to a car show or cruise night, Julius' wife suggested he build something more street-friendly. Julius decided to oblige her and ran out and picked up a '64 Malibu SS, partially as homage to the '65 SS he was forced to part with years earlier to support his growing family. Fueled by his stack of PHR issues dating back to 1965, Julius' plan for this Malibu will be to create a mild rod with a '60s Super Stocker style.
'70 Chevelle SS Todd Westbrook Decatur, IL
"It was ready for the boneyard at best," is how Todd Westbrook describes his '70 Chevelle when he picked it up four years ago. He's not joking either; nearly everything on the car has been replaced or rebuilt, top to bottom. The effort was worth it though; it's now a completely rust-free 454 SS, which is exactly what Todd had been wanting since he helped his dad rebuild a '70 Chevelle back in 1971. Dad's returning the favor too; Todd has done much of the work himself, but the senior Westbrook is handling the wiring on the Chevelle.