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James White | 1999 Chevy 2DR Tahoe

James White is 41 years old and from the San Gabriel Valley CA. James’s Instagram page, @626Chevelle, posts muscle car builds, performance parts and races. James recently came to the Aldan Studio with his Aldan-equipped 1999 Chevy 2DR Tahoe. When James isn’t cruising around in the Tahoe you can find him in his ’68 Chevelle. His 1968 Chevelle has been heavily modified with a cammed LS2 with AFR heads, Tremec…

How Chevy Paved the Way with the El Camino

Like every other industry, the automotive industry stirs competition, and with it innovation…along with one-upmanship and taking an idea to the next level. A lot of all that led to the Chevrolet El Camino, which debuted in 1959. But how the El Camino came about is an interesting tale, filled with some pretty exciting twists and turns. It wasn’t the first pickup-in-a-car in America—and that’s not because the Ford Ranchero…

How Chevy Went from No Camaros to the Z/28 in One Year

How the first RS, SS and Z/28 Camaros came about. General Motors was pretty much flat-footed when Ford rolled out its sporty, two-door, long-hood, short-deck Mustang in 1964. Mustang sales soared. At the end of the 1965 model year, Ford had sold nearly half a million Mustangs. GM didn’t have anything in its showrooms to match the Mustang. The only thing GM had was the Chevy II, which included the…

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…

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…

Birth of a Nova: A Chevy Star Is Born

It was 1960, and Chevrolet realized they needed something new—a new car to challenge the Ford Falcon, which had outsold the compact, rear-engine Chevrolet Corvair. The Falcon, introduced in 1960, sold extremely well, a half-million units in its rollout year. The market didn’t see the Corvair as a Falcon alternative, so Chevy needed a new challenger, and fast. So, Chevy engineers jumped right on it. Chevrolet cranked out the new…

1999 GMC Sierra Coilover Install

In this episode, Gary from Aldan American takes us through the process of installing Aldan’s Road Comp Series, front coilover conversion kits on a 1999 GMC Sierra, 2WD 1500 truck. If you’ve been searching for a bolt-on solution to properly lower your GMT800, NBS 1999-2006 Silverado or Sierra – HERE IT IS! Get your truck’s stance dialed in with our new Road Comp Series coilover conversion kits. In this video,…

1973: A New Generation of Chevy Trucks, and Their First Dually

As 1972 was drawing to a close, an entirely new lineup of Chevy pickups was raring to drive right smack into the public’s eye…and pickup history. Here’s a rewind back to that time, some 48 years ago! The years may have flown, but Chevy pickup enthusiasts and collectors recall these trucks like it was yesterday. That’s because Chevy pickups had never looked like that, looked so good and offered as…

88-98 Chevy Road Comp Series

Aldan American’s Garrett provides a breakdown of the 1988-1998 Chevy and GMC Trucks, front and rear coilover conversion kit at the Aldan Shock Lab. The Aldan American Road Comp Series coilovers are on both the front and the rear of this Chevy. The Road Comp coilovers offers an adjustable right height as well as 11 settings of adjustment for rebound. Learn about options to convert your classic C1500 Chevrolet or…

Classic Convertible Muscle Cars: The Rare Gems of 1966–1969

Muscle cars from the ’60s are cool and somewhat rare to begin with. Here’s a look at five fantastic American muscle cars that came with the top down and made some noise along the way. 1966 Plymouth Belvedere II 426 “Street” Hemi. Around that time, NASCAR® came up with a ruling that any engine on a NASCAR track had to be available to any consumer who happened to walk into…