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Once upon a time, dragstrips and car shows across the nation were packed to the rafters with GM intermediates, and Chevy's Chevelle Malibu and SS were two models that were at the top of the pecking order. You couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting one, and Tripoli Turquois was one of those ubiquitous colors found on many a midsize Chevy. It was the 5.0L-liter Mustang and Dodge Hellcat of its day in the sense that most of the time you looked through them, not at them.Boy, those days have changed. We live in an age where objects that used...

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WASP Automotive Built A 1970 Nova SS With Fuel Injection, Modern Amenities, And Big-Block Chevy Power. Some cars shout at you with bright colors and loud exhaust, but others take a different approach—aiming to be unnoticed and unseen. They want to be the wolf in sheep's clothing. This 1970 Chevrolet Nova built by WASP Automotive is one such example. The plan from its inception was to refine the car with modern comforts, while having its appearance be nonchalant. Robert Herricks had a love for building fast cars. He enjoyed the process of coming up with the project's goals, selecting and...

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At first glance, this might look like a garden variety 1971 Chevelle Malibu. Even the "400 Malibu" emblem on the fenders isn't certain to catch your attention because most people will just assume its powered by a 400-c.i. small-block Chevy. In reality, it turns out Chevrolet just slapped on a badge that was close enough, and this Malibu is, in fact, powered by a factory optioned 402-c.i. big-block Chevy—the infamous, and original, LS3 engine. But the desirable list of factory options stuffed into this unassuming 1971 Chevelle doesn't stop there, and neither does the story that goes with it. Dennis...

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Written by Brian Brennan on November 6, 2019 Taylor Kempkes - Photographer; The SEMA Show was founded in 1963—probably long before many of the exhibitors and attendees were even around. But hot rodding—taking something and making more—has been around since the 1930s. Fact remains there were probably hot rodders tinkering in candle-lit sheds long before, so we wanted to highlight the best hot rods at the show in this gallery. To walk the literal miles of exhibitor space that represents the SEMA Show is an assessment in one’s physical condition. Having survived this self-induced exercise in, well, exercise, you are sure to see countless absolutely fascinating...

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Written by Dennis Parus on July 3, 2019 I have owned my 1967 GTO convertible for almost 35 years now. It is an all numbers-matching car and highly optioned, with power steering, power brakes, factory air conditioning, power windows, a Dual-Gate automatic, an AM/FM/eight-track player, a posi, an N.O.S. wood steering wheel (found in a box in the trunk), a tilt wheel, Rally gauges, trunk release, buckets with headrests and passenger recliner, and even a lighted ignition switch. It has most of the original factory sheetmetal. When it was restored in 1981, I replaced the front fenders and tail panel with N.O.S. GM pieces. It...

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