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Chevy Cut a Suburban Down to Size

The “Urban”? No…the K5 Blazer.  Sometimes a new star is born not out of innovation, but from catching up to the competition. That’s the story behind one of the most popular sport-utility vehicles ever made: the Chevy Blazer.  1966 Bronco Half CabImage Courtesy of Garret Harmola of Aldan American In 1966, Ford introduced the Ford Bronco, their first in the compact off-road category. But the Bronco was in response to…

The Incredible Viper: Now You See It. Now You Don’t.

Image Courtesy of MotorTrend From 1992 to 2017, with some stops in between, the Dodge Viper was truly one of the most stylish, powerful and lusted-after performance cars any wannabe or genuine sports car driver could want. It came out in the early 1990s when Dodge was churning out some of the ugliest cars under Lee Iacocca, who was hesitant to invest in the idea at first.  Here’s a look…

Dog’s 1933 Ford Coupe – FULL STORY!

In this video, Dog goes into detail on his 1933 Ford coupe. Ever since I can remember, my friends have called me Dog. I live in Bellflower, California, and own a 1933 Ford 3 Window Coupe. My friend Ron Miller built the car, and when he passed away ten or so years ago, I was able to acquire it. I always liked the car, but how could you not like…

Looking Back at the Buick Skylark Gran Sport

Over the years, the Buick Skylark changed its look and style more than an aging Hollywood star, but things started to roll when the Gran Sport made its debut in 1965. There were a few starts and stops along the way though…the Skylark name had its debut in 1953 and was introduced as the Roadmaster Skylark. It was one of several very special GM convertibles introduced that year, and the…

Tanya Toothman | 1989 C4 Corvette

Tanya Toothman from West Covina, CA visited us at the Aldan Shock Lab and got the full Aldan American Treatment with new coilovers for her 1989 C4 Corvette. When Tanya’s not on the track, she runs a construction company. Tanya’s passion for killer cars and track days started at a young age. Around 5 years old she started going to the Pamona Drags with her dad. Recently, Tanya joined The…

The Ford Fairlane. A Look at the Wonder Years

Looking back at the earlier years of the Ford Fairlane takes you back to the day when auto manufacturers brought significant design changes to models year by year…until they realized it wasn’t cost efficient to do so. But if they hadn’t, we wouldn’t have so many models to remember and revere. The brand-new Fairlane came with what everyone knows as the “Fairlane stripe,” which ran front to back, and it…

Ben Kahan | 1965 Mustang

Ben Kahan is a third-generation hot rodder from Burbank, California. Ben’s YouTube channel, Four Speed Films, aims to introduce the younger generation to classic cars. In addition, he wants to inspire people to learn how to work on mechanical things with their own hands. Ben has a 1965 Mustang that is modestly built. His goal is to keep the car aesthetically period correct, but he is not afraid to modify…

Like a Rock, This Chevy Truck Ad Campaign Is Still Solid

There’s a good chance you don’t know what Chevy’s ad campaign for the Silverado is right now. Or what the past few advertising campaigns have been over the past 17 years. And that would be understandable because none of them have been that memorable. Not like the advertising campaign that ran for 13 years, ending in 2004…one of the longest-running advertising campaigns in history. Called “Like a Rock,” it was…

GoodGuys 34th West Coast Nationals

The Aldan Team is headed to the GoodGuys 34th West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton CA on August 27th. The West Coast Nationals is everything great about Goodguys events; warm summer sun, and of course some of the best rides in the West and over 3,500 true classic builds. Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds – 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton CA 94566 Time and Date: Friday, August 27 –  8:00am to 5:00pm Saturday, August…

The GMT400 Spawned Chevy’s First Performance Truck

The 454 SS Pickup Was Hot Back Then and Still Turns Heads The fourth-generation Chevy trucks, 1988-2002, were built on what Chevy called the GMT400 platform. It didn’t have a special name designation attached to it, like the previous third-generation “Round Line,” for example. Chevy wanted to up its game when it came to their new pickup line, or change the game entirely. Chevrolet General Manager Robert Burger made a…