RideTech & Goodguys Team Up For '69 Camaro Build
A new '69 Camaro project is currently underway to build upon the Goodguys legacy. Project G/RS will be a ground-hugging, pavement-pounding '69 Camaro that will be used to further promote the Goodguys brand throughout the country on the open road as well as on the Goodguys autocross course and other driving events. Handling the build is Bret Voelkel and the talented RideTech team in Jasper, Indiana. "We are honored to be chosen to build the new Goodguys Camaro," Voelkel said. We've built two very successful giveaway cars for Goodguys over the years and now get a chance to do this Camaro-one that will be in the organization forever. I'm looking forward to the build, and to watching the Goodguys team enjoy the finished car for years to come!"
The car will feature a new Chevy Performance LSA engine, a Tremec six-speed transmission, complete RideTech suspension, Moser rearend, PPG paint, Baer brakes, Forgeline wheels, BFGoodrich rubber, Vintage Air A/C, Dakota Digital gauges, interior by Hudson Rod & Custom, Recaro seats, a fuel tank by Rick's Tanks, an American Autowire Harness, and other goodies from Speedway Motors and Rick's Camaro Parts.
In The Garage With Bodie Stroud
Our good buddy Bodie Stroud has been a huge help to us over the past few years providing technical know-how and shop space for PHR project cars, and now he's branching out to offer his expertise to the hot rodding world at large with a new radio show. In the Garage With Bodie Stroud is a weekly radio show airing on the CRN Digital Talk Radio network and will feature Stroud along with members of his crew offering hot rod-related advice, tech tips, industry insights, and sneak peeks into some of the latest projects in his shop. There will also be weekly special guest racers, mechanics, celebrities, and people from all aspects of the automotive aftermarket who'll share their thoughts on the world of hot rodding and what's coming next.
If you have CRN radio you can catch Bodie at these times: CRN1 Saturday 9 a.m. PST, CRN4 Saturday 2 p.m. PST, CRN4 Sunday 8 a.m. PST, and CRN5 Sunday 4 a.m. PST.
You can also find the shows on CRN's YouTube channel, which we actually prefer since it's a video feed rather than just audio.
New Steel Bodies:
1955 Chevy 2-Door Post
If you've always wanted a brand-new '55 Chevy two-door post, your ship has come in. Woody's Hot Rods and Real Deal Steel are now offering the famous classic found in Two-Lane Blacktop and American Graffiti as a shell in various stages of completion. You can even get hot rod mods like radiused wheelwells, a recessed firewall, wide wheeltubs, and more. (Check out the radiused wheelwells in the photo.) A complete new '55 shell with all the sheetmetal from fenders to tailfins runs around $18K. Check it out at www.NewClassicChevy.com or call 855-567-1957.
Nov. '12 Issue
What type of car is this on the front side of the magazine?
'68 Plymouth Valiant.
I love the early Hemi article. Very well written and lots of detailed pictures. Thanks for choosing our motor to do a story on (not to mention a spot on the cover) and see you at EMC in a few weeks!
This is my favorite issue in quite a long time! Something about that Valiant project just landed perfect with me. Great job guys!
My favorite car is that '71 Dodge Challenger from RPM. That car is wicked.
Like that 1,005.8ci 2,100hp big-ass motor. Biggest in the land.
I was a digital subscriber, but didn't renew. I didn't like taking my laptop to the bathroom to read.
1,005ci motor? Holy crap!
That's what I was just thinking! Good God that's a lot of cubes, and 2,100 hp. Damn!
Gimme a Hyundai!
I hope you are serious about covering the "right here, right now" muscle of the Hyundai Genesis, Dodge Dart SRT4, and even the Fiat 500 Abarth. The magazine is really good right now, but there are only so many stories that one can tell about swapping a set of aftermarket heads onto a Big Three engine. I would even say that the magazine has steered clear of anything remotely deemed modern as to not "float the valves" of the traditional reader. Guess what, they're dying each day.
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Trevor, don't look for PHR tech on the Hyundai anytime soon, brother! You can bring all the knife you want to the gunfight-it won't matter how sharp or long it is. We're all about muscle cars, and the "right here, right now" simply refers to the fact that we're constantly following the current trends in the hobby rather than looking into the archives for sustenance. Those might be the old guys you're talking about.
That is one great job you are doing on the '68 Nova! I have one that I'm going to be doing and am using all the info you guys are putting out to help me. I have to ask though, where did you get the dash ashtray? I can't find it anywhere. Also, why did you go automatic instead of a Muncie? I'm thinking of a 327 or a 396 for my build. Can you give me your opinion on this as well? Don't forget the ashtray; it's driving me nuts! Thanks and keep up the good work!
Bert, when we bought our '68 Nova, we didn't realize it was a one-year-only dash. Our ashtray and radio were missing too, and it drove us crazy. (Hunkins is a cigar smoker.) Nobody repops these, but we did run across a gentleman named Charles Vesser, who sells on RadioAttic.com (865-690-9217). In Charles' quest to find working vintage radios (we bought a refurbished AM unit from him) he also comes across other dash parts for '68-model Chevys. That's where we got our ashtray. Nothing wrong with the Muncie or your choice of engines!