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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…

1967-1972 Chevrolet C10 Pickup – A Major Step Toward the Modern Truck

With the second-generation 1967-1972 Chevrolet C Series, the company took another significant step in transforming the pickup truck. It altered perceptions of a pickup from a basic work tool for farmers and ranchers to a comfortable dual-purpose vehicle that can be driven for everything from hauling hay to daily trips around town. 1967-1972 Chevrolet C10 Pickup – A Major Step Toward the Modern Truck With the second-generation 1967-1972 Chevrolet C…

Camaro 1982–2002: Two Generations. Powerful Memories.

Camaro has been a popular car since it rolled out in 1966 for the ’67 model year. It was Chevy’s answer to the Ford Mustang, which had debuted a few years earlier. From the beginning, Camaro was intended not just to challenge Mustang but to better it. The second-generation Camaro spanned 12 years, 1970 to 1981. In 1981, Chevy sold 126,000 units, but the feeling was that Chevy was still…

All Chevy Performance | March 2022

Checkout the latest issue of All Chevy Performance! Featuring a Reincarnated AF/X-Style 1966 Nova, ’67 Camaro, ’55 Chevy 150 Gasser, ’69 Beaumont, and a ’69 Camaro. Aldan American Bolt-On Coilovers Kits are featured showing you how to Improve Suspension Responsiveness and Adjustability. Check out the G-BODY G-MACHINE and the step by step install process in the full article.

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…

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…

Jeff Smith’s Garage – Installing Coilovers on a 1966 Chevelle

Our friend Jeff Smith of Jeff Smith’s Garage has launched a new YouTube channel featuring automotive how-to’s, tech and full build features. If you’ve ever read the pages of Hot Rod Magazine or Car Craft – Jeff Smith has contributed his car-know how and expertise to these titles and more for decades. In Jeff’s latest how-to video, Jeff Smith updates his 1966 Chevelle chassis with Aldan American, Road Comp Series…

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…