More than three decades after taping a full-page ad ripped from a 1965 car magazine above his bunk on an Alaskan crab boat, Mark Hovander is touring the country this year with the same Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang pictured on that page.
Hovander and his crosstown friend John Atzbach are big fans of the first-generation Shelby Mustang, and between them they own two of the three original prototypes. As Mustang enthusiasts across the country and around the world celebrate 50 years of their favorite pony car, Hovander and Atzbach are bringing their cars to nine different events in 2014, including this weekend’s 40th annual Mid America Ford and Shelby Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Hovander’s car bears Shelby serial number SFM5S003, while Atzbach owns SFM5R002. Those numbers identify the cars as two of the three original prototypes used by Shelby American to develop the road-going and racing versions of the GT350.
“In 1980, I went up to Alaska to work on a crab fishing boat to earn some money in order to buy a 1965 GT350,” said Hovander. “Since space was limited, we were only allowed one duffel bag. I was a huge Shelby Mustang fan, so in addition to my clothes, I brought an ad for the GT350 that I had ripped out of an old Shelby American magazine.
We perform lots of metal repairs on Muscle Cars, and today, fabricator Adam Schulte gives us a tour of a '67 Camaro RS he is working on in the shop. Tasks included installing Detroit Speed Mini Tubs, Classic Industries quarter panels and roof skin, and other sheet metal repairs. Contact the shop today to discuss your restoration project!
Racers have been punching holes in panels to reduce weight for years, and when you punch a flared hole, you actually add strength while reducing weight. In this short video, we show you how to punch flat and flared holes using a flared hole punch set from Mittler Brothers (http://www.mittlerbros.com) to create these holes quickly and easily.
DETROIT – The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of a few production cars available in the United States that delivers more than 600 horsepower.
The Z06’s LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm.
“The LT4 Small Block sets a new benchmark for power and torque at GM,” said Steve Kiefer, vice president, GM Powertrain Engineering. “The engine also puts the new Corvette Z06 on par with the most powerful supercars offered in America, while delivering performance with impeccable manners that make it suitable for daily driving.”
Manual transmission swaps into Muscle Cars are extremely popular, and many companies make retro-fit kits allowing a late-model 5 or 6-speed manual to be installed in the factory position in older cars. However, just because a shifter fits the car does not mean it fits the driver! Twist Machine came up with their Billet Adjustable Shifter Handle that allows you to place the shifter in any of 7 positions, guaranteeing you'll find a neutral, comfortable spot to match your reach and driving habits. You remember how much you like your tilt steering column? This shifter will help in the same way. You will be a better driver because of it.
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