HEAVY HAULER
'72 EL CAMINO
Joe Thompson
Akron, OH
Is it a car or is it a truck? Who cares, because this thing's got a GM 9.6:1 502 big-block. Joe made sure to hook it up with an 850-cfm Holley carburetor along with a set of Hooker Super Comp headers and a complete Flowmaster exhaust. The 700-R4s got a 10-inch, 2,500-stall converter, forcing the power through a 3.55:1 posi. Joe's choice of suspension is a complete Hotchkis system with front tubular control arms, front and rear sway bars, and QA-1 coilovers. To make sure it all gets down the track for those 12.20 at 112 mph e.t.'s, he added P245/40R16s up front with monster P315/35R17 rubber out back. Even though Joe's the third owner, the El Camino is still an all-original SS with tilt, cruise, and air.

SETTING THE PACE
'01 CAMARO Z28
Michael Geis
Fort Campbell, KY
Michael's '01 Z28 Camaro has got all the bolt-ons. The factory LS1 is already stout, so he installed a K&N filter system and quickly followed it up with a pair of PaceSetter long-tube headers, a PaceSetter Y-pipe, SLP high-flow cats, and a 3-inch Flowmaster exhaust. Supplying plenty of juice are MSD wires with NGK iridium spark plugs. Extracting all the power from his DiabloSport Predator tuner are 17-inch Eagles on Falken tires, while the Hotchkis suspension helps to get through the corners.

HEADSTART
'67 CAMARO
Ryan Saiki
Kuna, ID
At 15, Ryan's got a jump on us all. No license yet and already he's got a sweet '67 Camaro project. Although the 327ci small-block and Powerglide transmission are stock, he's scribing out the bigger Mouse and the carbureted blow-through turbo system he's looking to drop in. It's already been mini-tubbed with P275/60R15 M/T ET Street Radials mounted on Weld Draglite15x10s out back, and steering the ride is a pair of skinnies rolling on P165/ 80R15s. Don't expect any flashy spray-bomb jobs on this musclecar, as Ryan is adamant that you can expect nothing more than flat black.

MIGHT-E CARLO
'70 MONTE CARLO
Mike Parmentier
Aurora, IL
Who doesn't like the classic appeal of the '70 Monte Carlo--but this Monte isn't stock. This 0.060-overbored 9.0:1 four-bolt main big-block has aluminum GM E-port heads, an LS-6 intake manifold, and an 850 blow-through carburetor. For the internals, the Monte's got LS-6 rods and a 5140 balanced crank with a Crane roller valvetrain. To top it off, a 125-shot of nitrous was added, and an ATI centrifugal blower too! I'm jealous. CHP

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