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The Legacy and Revival of the Chevrolet Blazer

Introduced as a 1969 model, the Chevrolet Blazer quickly became a favorite among enthusiasts and adventure seekers. With its robust design, off-road capabilities, and spacious interior, the Blazer carved out a distinct niche among its competitors. In this article, we’ll delve into the Blazer’s storied past, contrast its development with the Ford Bronco, examine its discontinuation, and explore the recent revival of the Blazer nameplate, comparing the current model with…

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Mixed Identity on Wheels: Was the Chevrolet Monte Carlo a Muscle Car or a Luxury Cruiser?

Since the introduction of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo in 1970, opinions of Bow Tie enthusiasts have been split. Some celebrate it as a muscle car, while others view it as a personal luxury coupe. Is it one or the other, or could it be both? This disagreement in perception is reminiscent of classic ads that played with the idea of multipurpose products. Consider the iconic old-school Certs commercial, “It’s a…

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From Workhorses to Icons: The 20 Most Iconic Classic Pickup Trucks of All Time

Pickup trucks are more than just vehicles; they are symbols of American ingenuity and versatility, evolving over the years from purely practical workhorses to beloved and treasured cultural icons.  This article explores twenty iconic classic pickup trucks, each representing significant automotive design and technology milestones. Here, we briefly examine the innovations that made these trucks stand apart from their competitors. Whether you’re a seasoned truck collector or a casual pickup…

Reviving a Classic: Unpacking the Fourth-Generation Malibu’s Legacy

The fourth-generation Chevrolet Malibu, produced from 1978 to 1983, underwent a transformative redesign that reflected the automotive industry’s shift towards efficiency and aerodynamics.  This article explores Malibu’s enduring appeal, which continues to captivate fans of classic American muscle cars. We’ll examine Malibu’s design, structure, suspension, and engine options and how to upgrade ride and handling with bolt-on suspension solutions. Chassis and Suspension The fourth-generation Chevrolet Malibu’s chassis and suspension were…

Upgrading 1958 to 1970 General Motors B-Body Models for Modern Performance and Handling: A Comprehensive Guide

The General Motors B-body platform, which underpinned some of the most iconic American full-size cars from 1958 to 1970, symbolizes the golden age of automotive excellence. Vehicles such as the Chevrolet Impala, Pontiac Bonneville, Oldsmobile 88, and Buick LeSabre defined the era’s aesthetic and brought formidable power to the masses. However, by today’s standards, their performance, particularly in handling and braking, leaves much to be desired. Aldan American offers this…

Upgrading the 1993-2002 Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird F-Body cars for Optimal Handling

Since Chevrolet introduced the new Camaro and Pontiac introduced the new Firebird in 1993, these fourth-generation models have stood as icons of American muscle, embodying power, design, and the essence of freedom, much like their predecessors. However, despite their impressive horsepower and design appeal, the fourth-generation Camaro and Firebird models often fall short in modern handling capabilities. Fortunately, with a series of straightforward upgrades, owners can significantly enhance these classic…

Transforming a Classic: Performance Upgrades for the Fourth-Generation Chevrolet C1500

Introduction In 1988, Chevrolet made a profound impact with its fourth-generation RWD pickup truck model, the C1500, also known as the OBS (Old Body Style). Renowned for their robust build and enduring popularity, these trucks symbolize strength, reliability and versatility. And the OBS is a fantastic platform for performance improvements. The fourth-generation C1500, a significant step forward from its predecessor, brought notable improvements in performance, comfort, and technology. Its design,…

Beyond the Kit: Why Savvy Donk Builders Opt for Custom Suspension Solutions

One of the hallmark features of a Donk is its raised suspension, allowing it to accommodate much larger wheels than stock. This usually involves installing a lift kit, ranging from a few inches to over a foot of lift. The process typically includes replacing or modifying the springs, shocks, control arms, and spindles to ensure the car can safely handle the increased height and weight of larger wheels while delivering…

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Prowling Around: Make your Prowler corner as well as it looks with coilovers from Aldan American

Photos and story by Cam Benty If you wandered by your local Plymouth Chrysler dealership between 1997 and 2002, you might have spotted what has now become a highly desirable modern Hot Rod, the legendary Plymouth Prowler. These concept cars leapt from engineer drafting table to showroom floor with great fanfare about the time the Dot.Com craze was hot. The brainchild of Chrysler Head Engineer, Tom Gale, Prowler utilizes the…