Text and Photos by Harley Camilleri
This Chevelle is Packing a Huge Punch!
A lot of thought goes into planning a custom-built muscle car. We want the best of all worlds combined: good looks, great handling, plenty of power, comfortable interior and the ability to hop in and drive anywhere. Many builds go way off the scale one way or another, with too much flash or too many body mods to feel comfortable driving, but it’s the well-balanced machines that really grab our attention. But, what is a well-balanced muscle car? Charles Currie of the Anaheim, California, has built what we believe to be a muscle car that most anyone would absolutely love to own.
If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Mr. Currie is part of the family making some of the world’s finest axle assemblies. But one of the great things about Charlie Currie is his desire to drive his toys. He has a couple to be sure, but he is no stranger to getting behind the wheel and motoring down the road. Check out the images of the undercarriage on this ’65 Chevelle SS. It’s as clean as most any trailer queen, yet this car has been driven across the country and back. That is the kind of positive attitude we can get behind.
Chapouris Column Photos by: PC3 & Jimmy Shine
The Dotys’ Deuce Cabriolet Rises
I met Floyd and Darlene Doty in October 2010 under a pretty grim circumstance: Their pride and joy, a beautifully prepped black Deuce Cabriolet, just days from being delivered, was severely damaged in a shop fire. There’s nothing I fear more than fire, and nothing demonstrates the devastating reality of fire more than Jimmy Shine’s post-apocalyptic photos of the Dotys’ cabriolet.
By Roger Rohrdanz
It’s been nearly five decades but the Thompson streamliner made it back to Bonneville. The Thompson Challenger II with Danny Thompson on board made its first pass down the Bonneville salt since 1968. It made a clean 246mph pass on the 3 mile course. A whole lot of important things went just right.
Text and Photos Matt Emery
Put on a Happy Face: Retrofitting a VDO Tach Into a Vintage Mustang
Instrument repair is becoming somewhat of a lost art. There are a lot of little springs, magnets and other items hiding inside the average instrument, and it takes knowledge and practice to get them working again. Sure, you can get entire clusters from the major suppliers, but what if you want to retain the stock appearance? Back in the day, there were plenty of places where one could get stock instruments repaired and upgraded, but not any longer. Repairs have become a virtual cottage industry.