Homebuilt and Hot!

1987 Camaro IROC Z28
Laura Wilson
Springfield, Missouri

It’s been a while since we’ve seen an ultra-sano third-gen, and Laura Wilson’s ’87 IROC-Z is a clean example of what can be done with these gems. Wilson has owned the ride since 1990, which is still powered by the 5.7L TPI with just 64,000 miles on the clock. Modifications include a Holley Stealth Ram, a pair of aluminum heads, a nitrous system, and aftermarket suspension. Wilson also has a choice between big ’n’ littles for the track or the 20-inch black RPM wheels for corner carving. The exterior shine is compliments of DuPont Hot Hues Smooth Yellow; best of all, this ride was homebuilt.


Corvette Cruising

1981 Corvette
Chris Gibbany
Harrison, Arkansas

Chris Gibbany is going on 11 years strong with his C3 Corvette and has replaced everything to get it into the condition you see here. Rather than leave this street machine as a weekend cruiser, his better half uses it as a daily commuter, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.


Street ride that Hauls!

1963 Chevy II
Frank Palazzo
Staten Island, New York

Longtime reader Frank Palazzo sent us a myriad of cool shots of his ’63 Chevy II. Powering the Nova is a carbureted 6.0L LS2 and connected to a Turbo 350 transmission. Out back is a 9-inch rearend with 4.10:1 cogs. Up front is an aftermarket front clip with a four-link rear suspension on the opposite end. We dig the Diamond Graphite skin and it complements the 17-inch Coys wheels perfectly. Our favorite part: This little powerhouse can knock out bottom 11-second e.t.’s at will.


Red hot!

1956 Chevy 210
Frank Palazzo Sr.
Staten Island, New York

If the name looks familiar, that’s because this is Frank Palazzo Sr., the father of Frank with the nice Chevy II shown above. Sr.’s ride is a ’56 210 that was built for the street and features a conventional small-block 350ci with a … wait for it … Tremec five-speed. The 10-bolt rearend houses 3.73:1 gears. The exterior shine is a GM Torch Red and the remainder of the upgrades includes a set of drop springs, a disc brake upgrade, and a set of American Racing Torq-Thrust II wheels.


Custom Conversion

1982 Chevy Camaro
Matt Hutton
Rittman, Ohio

Matt Hutton originally received his ’82 Camaro Berlinetta as a gift from his father and transformed it into the machine you see here. The exterior has been sprayed in GM Olympic White with a Gloss Black hockey stripe. Over the years, additional modifications included a Chevrolet Performance small-block 350 ci, a Mad Dog built 700-R4 overdrive transmission, 4.10:1 cogs out back, and a combination of Eibach springs, KYB shocks, a UMI Panhard bar, and BMR Suspension’s control arms and relocation brackets with rollers from Eagle Alloys.