1972 CHEVY NOVA
Jack Williamson • Jefferson, MD
They don't fool around in the Mid Atlantic, and being smack dab in the center of the East Coast street scene, Jack Williamson can't afford not to put his best foot forward with his '72 Nova. Jack's pint-sized terror can take on all comers with a rock-solid small-block/Turbo 350/Ford 9-inch power team, and if he gets in too deep, he's got an extra nitrous plate to dispatch anybody who gets close!

BY THE NUMBERS
Engine: 406ci small-block Chevy
Cylinder heads: Dart 227 CNC
Camshaft: COMP Cams solid-roller 4/7 swap
Intake: CNC Super Victor
Carb: Barry Grant 1025 HP
Power adder: NOS plate nitrous system
Transmission: Turbo 350, 8-inch converter with 4,200 stall
Rearend: Ford 9-inch, spool with 4.10 gears
Front suspension: stock, Moroso Trick springs
Front brakes: factory discs
Rear suspension: stock multileaf with CalTracs bars and Afco shocks
Rear brakes: factory Ford drums
Wheels: Weld Drag-Lites, 15x4.5 front; 15x9 rear
Rear tires: Mickey Thompson 29.5x9x15 slicks
Horsepower: 625 hp
Best dragstrip e.t.: 9.80 (quarter-mile)
Years owned: 9
Invested: $40,000

WHO IS SHE?
Name: Abby Zombro • Age: 26 • Hometown: Hagerstown, MD

1975 PONTIAC TRANS AM
Terry Shifflett • Brunswick, MD
Terry Shifflett only had his '75 Trans Am a month before he decided to perform a mild interior and repaint resto on it. Other than that, he got it from a gentleman in New York City pretty much as you see it here-right down to the Weiand 6-71 blower! The Buccaneer Red Firebird looks fabulous, especially with the very fetching Sherry Brooks jealously guarding the Poncho from would-be intruders!

BY THE NUMBERS
Engine: 455ci Pontiac HO
Cylinder heads: stock cast iron, ported
Camshaft: custom ground flat-tappet
Induction: Holley/Weiand 6-71 supercharger
Carbs: Holley
Transmission: T10 four-speed
Rearend: GM 10-bolt with 3.23 gears
Front suspension: factory
Front brakes: factory
Rear suspension: factory
Rear brakes: factory
Wheels: PMD Rally 2
Tires: 225/70R15 front, 275/60R15 rear
Horsepower: 434 rear-wheel horsepower verified on chassis dyno
Years owned: 3
Invested: $25,000

WHO IS SHE?
Name: Sherry Brooks • Age: 35 • Hometown: Jefferson, MD

1971 CHEVY CHEVELLE SS
Russ Owens • Virginia Beach, VA
Master mechanic Russ Owens has always had a jones for '71 Chevelles-his first car was a '71, which he sold after beating the tar out of it as a teenager. This time around, Russ found one in somewhat better shape, and he's spent the last 12 years fixing it, doing most of the work himself at home. That's saved him a ton of dough, and as a result he's only got $15,000 in it. Russ credits buds Tim McElhenie and Gerald Oliver for helping with body and paintwork, plus lots of loving support from foxy wife, Amy!

BY THE NUMBERS
Engine: 396ci big-block Chevy
Cylinder heads: open-chamber oval-port
Camshaft: COMP Cams hydraulic roller (.504-/.510-inch lift)
Intake: Edelbrock RPM Air-Gap
Carb: Edelbrock 750 cfm
Transmission: Turbo 400, 3,000-stall JW converter
Rearend: 12-bolt with 3.73 gears
Front suspension: factory, new bushings, Summit adjustable shocks
Front brakes: factory, cross-drilled rotors
Rear suspension: SSM lift bars, Summit adjustable shocks
Rear brakes: factory
Wheels: Weld, 15x5 front, 15x10 rear
Tires: Mickey Thompson 26x6.00-15 front, 28x12-15 rear
Best dragstrip e.t.: 8.15 at 85 mph (eighth-mile)
Years owned: 12
Invested: $15,000

WHO IS SHE?
Name: Amy Owens • Age: 42 • Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

1969 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1
Pat Fleischman • Lubbock, TX
Krista Fleischman states in no uncertain terms that this '69 Mustang Mach 1 Cobra Jet is her daily driver! She and husband, Pat, located the "survivor car" just 30 miles from their Lubbock, Texas, home, and were even able to drive it home when they bought if four years ago. Having it detailed to concours perfection hasn't stopped her from driving it (yes, it has A/C!), but even more remarkable is that it regularly wins at the many shows they attend.

BY THE NUMBERS
Engine: 428ci Cobra Jet
Cylinder heads: factory Cobra Jet
Camshaft: COMP Cams 274XE
Intake: Ford aluminum Police Interceptor
Carb: 735-cfm Holley
Transmission: four-speed Top Loader
Rearend: Ford 9-inch with Traction-Loc diff and 3.25 gears
Front suspension: factory with lowering springs
Front brakes: factory discs
Rear suspension: lowering leaf springs
Rear brakes: factory drums
Wheels: Magnum 500 15x7
Tires: BFGoodrich 235/60R15 front, 255/60R15 rear
Horsepower: 335 hp, factory rating
Best dragstrip e.t.: 14.30 (quarter-mile)
Years owned: 4
Invested: $52,000

WHO IS SHE?
Name: Krista Fleischman • Age: 29 • Hometown: Lubbock, TX