This site isa tribute to some of the bestAmerican made vehicles ever built.
My interest with cars began at an early age. It all started with the help of my Uncle Buddy, who used to sit me on his lap and let me "drive" my Mom's 1965 GTO big block tri-power convertible around Passaic Park in my hometown of Passaic, New Jersey.
That's my grandfather, standing proud in front of the "goat" at 371 Pennington Ave. in Passaic.
My first car in High School, was the red 1971 Camaro pictured here. It was handed down to me from my mom, and like most teenagers I spent many hours and all my money making "improvements" to what was already a great car. The car's suspension was built by Dick Guldstrand, noted Camaro Trans Am road racing expert, and the 350 small block put out 410 H.P. It was built for canyon racing in the Santa Monica mountains of the Los Angeles area, but spent many Wednesday nights cruising on Van Nuys Blvd in the San Fernando Valley. But like many at the time, I got "stupid" and sold the car in 1981 due to the gas "crunch" of that time.
After many years, I finally decided to revisit my passion for the great muscle cars of my youth.
I started this collection of NOS vehicles in 1997 when I purchased my 1969 Z28. My goal was to own one of the best American cars ever produced from the factory. The 1967-1969 Z28, with the 302 c.i. motor, was built to satisfy the factory production requirement for Chevrolet to enter into the Trans Am Racing series. This is a matching numbers "fully documented" car with the original 302 motor. It has been equiped with a Richmond 6 speed transmission. The car was built at the GM plant in Van Nuys, CA. just a few years before and right around the corner from where I was cruising back in High School.
In 1999 I began my next project, with the help of my brother Frank. A ground up restoration on a 1962 K10 4x4 short bed Pick Up that I found in Sacramento, CA. I decided that I needed a truck to tow my 69 Z28 to distant events like Hot August Nights in Reno, NV. I eventually sold the truck in 2003 to make room for my next project.
In 2003 I purchased my 1972 K5 Blazer. This after much ribbing from my brother Frank who has owned his 72 K5 for many years. I decided that I wanted more interior room and living in Southern California, having the removable top is a must! The truck also underwent a ground up restoration which includes a ZZ2 330 H.P. motor along with a 700R4 trans with overdrive.
The 1971 Z28 was purchased in April of 2004. I guess I had to relive my earlier High School days with the addition of a second generation Camaro. This is a matching numbers vehicle that was in great condition when purchased. It had a frame up restoration in 1999 by the previous owner. I made some necessary finishing touches, and rebuilt the LT-1 motor to make about 400 H.P.
The vehicle was sold in February 2012, and has made it's way across the pond to her new home in Switzerland!!
The 2010 Camaro SS RS was purchased in September of 2010. But when I heard of the new ZL1 being produced, it was sold in March of 2012 to make room for the new "beast"!! I should be taking delivery of the ZL1 in May 2012.
The 2012 ZL1 Camaro was born on April 19, 2012 and picked up on May 11, 2012. It was #685 to roll off the production line.
She is truley an unbelievable machine!! Supercharged 6.2L LSA powerplant with 580 HP! Equiped with a 6 speed manual transmission. I had the ECF, exposed carbon fiber hood painted summit white with the rear deck stripe to match. Now she is the matching offspring to my 1969 Z28!!
All of the restored vehicles have been brought back to "showroom" condition.
My goal in restoration was to keep the vehicles as close to stock as possible, while including some modifications of modern technology which makes them more fun to drive!
Your questions are welcome, and your comments are appreciated.