Rant Of The Month
No More Camaros!
I applaud your recent offer to publish reader projects regardless of condition. That is refreshing and commendable because the status quo was getting very old. I am vomiting day-glo sick of your mag and others featuring '69 Camaros with Z06 Vette motors or '70 Challengers with Viper motors. I personally have $15,000 in a '73 Hurst/Olds 442 with the GMPP ZZ4 crate motor and Turbo 400. Purists can cry, but it looks cool, spanks Mustangs, Chargers, and WRX Subarus regularly, and turns heads wherever I go. These are the types of cars you should feature, not some rich guy's garage jewelry.
Day-glo? You know they make antibiotics for that. Your car is featured in the "109 Reader Projects" story, on page 66.
"I am vomiting day-glo sick of your mag and others featuring '69 Camaros with Z06 Vette motors..."
What's the latest with Project g/28? I initially started picking up your magazine when the project started, and have every issue since. My dad has a '75 Camaro that's going to be moved over to my name soon. I've got the bug, and have big plans for it.
Check out the story on Air Ride's TigerCage ("Tight As A Drum" pg. 80), which we installed in g/28 this month.
You nailed something a lot of people don't get a chance to experience: driving your car at the start and end of each workday. My '69 Chevelle had 30,000 miles on it when I got it in the mid-'80s, and it has 270,000 now.
I remember waking up before 5 a.m. to get a chance to do a 0-to-whatever from the toll booth before Chicago traffic got too bad. It was an hour each way and the gas wouldn't do much more than two round trips without a fill up.
You said it all when you say you got to drive them. I have a '69 Camaro with basically the same 496, but it was built to drive, and that is what I do. There is something about getting out and making it happen with an old muscle car. The process you go through to do that minor stuff to keep them going is also something that keeps the fire inside, and the hammer down. What a release!
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What is the world coming to! Discrimination from Johnny Hunkins? There was not one lady featured in any of the May issue! We enjoy seeing ladies involved in our hobby. Keep up the good work.
Palm Coast, FL
You must not have been reading with your secret X-ray glasses. And what about tech editor, Liz Miles?
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