'69 Camaro • Christine Davis • Fishkill, NY
It wasn't until she got a little older that Christine Davis understood why her brother babied his '69 Camaro so much. Unfortunately, he ended up trading his for a couple of babies. She didn't want to be one of those who to never get their dream car, so Christine set out to find her own with three requirements: It had to be a Camaro, built in 1969, and black (eventually anyways). After finding one ocally, Christine and her husband tore into it to perform a full makeover. It's been almost two years, but the repairs, bodywork, and wiring are finished, and the new big-block just fired up for the first time a few weeks ago. Soon it'll be ready for a coat of black paint and then Christine will have finally fulfilled all of her prerequisites.
'66 Dart • Philip Davison • Green Forest, AR
Growing up hearing stories about the mid-'60s Impala Super Sports that his parents used to own, Philip Davison was destined to crave a rod of his own some day. A $350 Dart slowly sinking into a field fit the bill, since it was fairly clean, complete, and even had dealer-installed A/C. The paint had burned off on the spots facing the sun, so Philip got creative and gave the four-door a more aggressive look by spraying them satin black. The original V-8 had been removed and taken apart, so Philip is bartering with a friend to get a Dodge 360 to drop in and bolt-on a few speed goodies. So far, smart swap meeting has kept his investment down to $2,000, and he's on track to be driving it this summer.