'79 Chevy Camaro Holly Overton Wilmot, WI Plain Jane was what Holly Overton called her '79 Camaro when she first bought it, since it didn't have a spoiler and wasn't a Z28. Nowadays she calls it Evil Jane after a full resto, which was unfortunately necessary after the Camaro was flooded twice by the nearby Fox River when it overflowed its banks. She nearly threw in the towel, but after 20 minutes of draining water, the Camaro fired right up. Seeing that as a sign, Holly's husband Mark decided it was time to throw full effort into the Camaro and helped her turn it into the prized showpiece she always wanted. So far, there's about $30K worth of parts and labor into Evil Jane, but as Mark said, "It's not about the money; it's to do it right."

By The Numbers
Engine: 410ci small-block Chevy stroker, Edelbrock heads and intake, Crane cam, Holley carb
Trans: TH-350
Suspension: rebuilt stock
Brakes: stock
Rearend: 10-bolt with 3.90 gears
Wheels: 14x7 Camaro
Tires: 235/60R14
Future plans: Holly and Mark spent nearly every weekend of 2009, Jane's 30th year, showing her off at car shows and cruises, and 2010 is shaping up to be just as good.

'90 Mustang LX • Mike Lewis • Nashville, TN When Mike Lewis bought this Mustang in 2000 it had been set up for drag racing, like most 5.0 Fox Mustangs out there. Mike is more of a road course type of guy though, so the past 10 years have been a quest to create a great budget track car. The suspension has been swapped for five-lug parts from a '96 Mustang, and Cobra brakes and Koni shocks were added. Inside some non-important interior parts have been removed, like the back seat, to balance out the weight of the six-point cage. Mike says the car is close to where he wants it; he can keep up with C-5 Vettes and some Cobras around the road course at Nashville Superspeedway.

By The Numbers
Engine: 302ci, Trick Flow heads, Melling roller rockers, GT-40 intake, Edelbrock throttle body, MSD ignition
Trans: Ford Racing T-5
Suspension: Ford Racing springs and Koni shocks front and rear
Brakes: five-lug Cobra
Rearend: 8.8-inch limited slip with 3.23 gears
Wheels: 17x8 Mustang Bullitt style
Tires: 245/45R17 Nitto NT555
Future plans: Stickier tires and a gear change should help the Mustang carry more speed into the corners and accelerate out harder.