'72 Maverick Grabber Sean Clarke West Milford, NJ
Hanging out at Englishtown Raceway in New Jersey back in the '80s and watching '70s Mavericks and Comets hanging hoops off the line hooked Sean Clarke on the little compact muscle cars. Since the goal was an 11-second Maverick, Sean tracked down a '72 Grabber with a V-8, though it did have a long way to go; the first pass at Island Dragway was a 15.8 at 87 mph. Additional motivation to get more power on tap comes via a little friendly competition with his buddy Glen Knudsen and his '70 Valiant four-door that's currently running low 13s. The hot new small-block, 4.10 gears, and some sticky Mickey Thompsons should level the playing field quickly.
'70 Camaro Imran Momin • Astoria, NY
At a Goodguys show, a friend told Imran Momin they were going to find his first car that day. Turns out he was right; this '70 Camaro was the one he was looking for. Parking it on the street gathered too much attention, so Imran rented a spot for it nearby. Working on it without a garage required dedication, and getting everything back together by sundown. Luckily Imran also has a trusty mechanic to help with the larger projects. So far he's swapped the Powerglide for a TH-350 and rebuilt the rearend with 3.55 gears. Most of all Imran just loves spending time with his Camaro: "When I drive the car or work on it, it's like I'm in another world. It's my sanctuary."
'74 AMX Javelin
The remembrance of teenage shenanigans is John Ciocca's main drive behind restoring this all-original, 57K-mile Javelin. He and his buddy used to ride around in it when they were teenagers, but for the past 20 years or so, it's been tucked away in John's friend's garage. Recently John was able to purchase it, and he soon after discovered the AMC's cultlike underdog following. Fortunately, that endowed him with a new circle of friends interested in helping him put the seldom seen Go Package AMX Javelin back on the road.