'68 Chevelle SS • Patrick Leedy • Frostburg, MD Memories of his uncle scaring the crap out of him in a '68 Chevelle doing donuts in a parking lot when he was young led Patrick Leedy to seek out one of his own later. Of course, growing up in a family of muscle car fans helped change his view of those tire smoke-filled memories. Unfortunately, it took combining three ough Chevelles to create one good one-but then again, as Patrick says, "It's amazing what you can do with a small budget and a lot of junkyard crawling."

By The Numbers
Engine: 468ci big-block Chevy Edelbrock Performer RPM Air-Gap intake, Holley 750, MSD ignition and distributor
Trans: Borg-Warner T-10 with a Hurst Competition shifter
Suspension: stock with Mororso Trick springs in the front, Edelborck upper and lower control arms in the rear
Brakes: factory disc in the front with slotted rotors, drums in the rear
Rearend: nodular-center Moser 9-inch
with Detroit Tru-Trac
Wheels: 15x7 and 15x8 Corvette Rally
Tires: Kelly Chargers up front, Mickey Thompson Drag Radials in the rear
Future plans: a Procharged big-block making enough power to be competitive on Pinks All-Out

'67 Camaro Convertible Douglas Farnsworth Templeton, MA A lifetime of riding around in a convertible with his family made sure that Douglas Farnsworth's project car search focused on ragtops, and being in the right place at the right time helped him drive home this '67 Camaro. Of course it's a rusty ex-six-banger car, but it had a good running '76 305 and TH-350, and you can't beat the $2,500 price. Massachusetts winters weren't kind to it, so a major underbody restoration began in '06 with Douglas building a jig to hold the Camaro together while he cut, patched, and replaced major structures. After that, it's time for underbody paint and reassembly since Douglas plans to just drive it and enjoy it as is-faded paint, surface rust and all.

By The Numbers
Engine: '76 305ci, Edelbrock Performer intake and 600 carb.
Trans: stock TH-350
Suspension: stock front, five leaf-spring upgrade in the rear and DSE subframe connectors
Wheels: 17x7 GM Rally
Tires: 20570R15 and 255/65R15 Goodyear
Future plans: as much top-down driving as possible