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Upgrading the 1964-1973 Ford Mustang for Optimal Handling

Since Ford introduced the Mustang in 1964, it has become an American icon, symbolizing power, design, and the spirit of freedom. However, while it offered impressive horsepower, especially in later models, the early Mustangs lacked modern-day handling capabilities. Thankfully, a series of reasonable upgrades can rejuvenate your classic Mustang, allowing it to compete with agility and finesse on the street or track. Drawing on the expertise of specialists like DIY…

How to Improve Driving Performance on the 1964-1972 GM A-Body Platform

The GM A-Body platform, which encompassed iconic cars like the Chevrolet Chevelle, Buick Skylark, Oldsmobile Cutlass and Pontiac GTO, holds a special place in the hearts of muscle car enthusiasts. These vintage classics boast timeless styling and impressive results in motorsports. With the embracing of Pro Touring and autocross competition, A-body owners are improving their cars’ handling characteristics to match modern standards. In this guide, we’ll explore how to upgrade…

The Timeless Icon: Exploring the Legacy of the 1962-1970 Ford Fairlane

The 1962-1970 Ford Fairlane has long been a favorite with restorers, customizers and hot rodders. While it shares its basic platform with the Mustang of its era, you’re not paying Mustang prices to acquire one. The spacious engine bay allows for a straightforward step up from a 200 CID inline six to a raucous 390 V8. And because it shares much of its drive train and suspension components with the…

A Winning Upgrade Combination for G-Body Performance

Aldan American Coilovers + Spohn Performance tubular A-arms equals amazing handling! Any experienced car builder will tell you, its never just one thing that delivers the best results. Ultimate performance is derived by finding the best combination of carefully selected parts designed to work as a team then carefully tuning them to your personal preference.  Proving that point perfectly is the newest Aldan American/Spohn Performance kit for General Motors G-Body…

Modern Handling Tech for your First Gen Camaro/Firebird 

Aldan American Coil Over Conversion gives 1967-69 Camaros/Firebirds total suspension tunability By Cam Benty Photos by Cam Benty and Gary Nelson Few cars in American automotive history had the impact of General Motor’s first Gen Camaros and Firebirds. While Ford’s Mustang had a three-year head start into the classic “pony cars wars,” the 1967 Camaros and Firebirds drew an immediate following with performance fans. Offered with a wide array of…

The First-Generation Buick Riviera: A Premium Personal Luxury Coupe

The 1963-1965 Riviera is a personal luxury two-door coupe manufactured by General Motors under the Buick brand that combined elegance with performance. A flagship model flagship for the Buick brand, the 1963-1965 Riviera was highly regarded among the automotive press of the time and was popular with wealthy buyers.  The premium pricing of the 1963 Riviera is evident compared to other costs of the same period. The base price of…

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…

A Look Back at the 1997-2004 Ford F-150

Heading into the 1997 model year, Ford’s F-150 pickup truck had been the sales leader for 19 years at that point. Clearly, the existing, boxy design with its Twin I-Beam front suspension was a favorite among truck buyers. So why not just a mild update on the existing truck and call it a day?  Because Ford could see where the growth in the pickup truck market was, and it wasn’t…