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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…

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…

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,…

Fast Forward: Pushing our Chevy C10 into the new century with Aldan American Coilovers, POL suspension parts and front disc brakes

By Cam Benty Photos by Cam Benty and Gary Nelson When the first Chevy C10 pickups hit the road back in 1960, they offered a great way to hall hay – and maybe some passengers. Equipped with GM’s classic A-arm suspension, tube shocks and four-wheel drum brakes, they bore little resemblance to the performance suspensions offered on their cars. Now, thanks to parts offered by Aldan American, Performance Online and…

A Look Back at The Third and Fourth Generation Chevrolet Camaro

Third Generation Chevrolet Camaro (1982-1992) The third-generation Chevrolet Camaro was introduced in 1982 and continued in production until 1992. It was a significant redesign over the previous generation Camaro, featuring a sleeker, more aerodynamic body style with improved handling and more powerful engines. Photo credit: bringatrailer.com Chevy built the 1982-1992 Camaro on a new GM F-body platform, which it shared with the Pontiac Firebird. The new platform was lighter and…

1988 – 1998 Chevrolet C1500: A Decade of Great Chevy Trucks

The Chevrolet C1500 pickup truck was one of the most popular vehicles on American roads during the 1990s. Produced from 1988 to 1998, this versatile truck was available in various body styles and configurations, making it a popular choice for personal and commercial use. Nicknamed OBS (Old Body Style) after the introduction of its Silverado successor, the 1988-1998 Chevrolet C1500 remains a beloved and iconic truck to this day. Development…

Chevy II Cornering Cure

Making your classic 1962-67 Chevy II achieve handling perfection with an Aldan American Coilover upgrade By Cam BentyPhotos by Cam Benty and Gary Nelson The 1962 Chevy II was a car ahead of its time. A small but efficient package with plenty of interior room for the family, the 1962-67 Chevy II was a great choice for buyers on a budget and sold extremely well. In just six model years…