Everybody loves the aftermarket scene, they love patina and rust and that old abused look, but just as many people don't think about what the interior dynamic should feel like. Is it soft and driver friendly? Does it shift nice, does it drive nice? What would it take for the interior to be converse to the exterior? Look the part, but drive like a dream? Well today we visit Spike's Speed Shop and answer that very question with their 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne!
This is a Ferrari P80/C.
At first you may just see it as another Ferrari and you wouldn’t be wrong. Solid lines, great design queue, functionally sound, but for me it’s something I didn’t realize I missed.
See, I’ve seen cars like this before. Look at any of those ‘70s Italian sports cars and you’ll see this classic wedge shape over and over. Then fast forward and it gained prominence with cars like the Detomaso Pantera, a car we all wanted more of. The Lamborghini Jalpa got on board as well, but these were more exceptions than the rule.
Back then we were shocked Italian brands didn’t do more of this and when the 458 came out I have to be honest, I didn’t see this natural evolution taking place. Yet, here we are and I can really appreciate this lineage more than I realize.
There is a depressing statement to go with this, that this car is also an exception. This is a result of years of design for a car that will see limited production and will flash in the pan and I’m more worried that kids today won’t get the opportunity to enjoy this, in my humble opinion, perfect styling and a great example of how good design can survive the test of time!
I hope we see more of this. It’s eye catching and functional. The automotive world sometimes learns from its mistakes and from its victories. The P80 just proves that a majority of these wins are indeed, on the track.
http://www.990wbob.com/past-casts/the-car-grumps-stock-or-aftermarket?fbclid=IwAR0wi33WBxtGaOD3Q3Teo8jyvwJzLGMyalk0hCwJb_HnFl0CA1r4mc3U3d4Have you ever look at your car and thought, I can't modify this, it'll be worth money down the road! Have you ever modified a car and actually improved its value?
This is a conundrum that many automotive enthusiasts and car owners consider ad nauseum. What modification is too much? What isn't enough? It suddenly becomes a relevant question when an Acura Integra Type R sells for $65,000 at auction!
Do you have gold or should you tear it down and make it your own? We'll discuss on the next Car Grumps!
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When a customer wants wide fenders and to look like the powerful vette that it is they take it to Spike's Speed Shop and he does the cutting to make it look right. Today we check out Spike's work and see the care he puts in.
Let's be honest, every red blooded guy wants a girl that can work hard during that week and go fast on the weekend. The kind of girl that's just as comfortable racing as she is hanging with the guys. Sure, she can knock back a beer, maybe even better than you can, work harder than you can, but her loyalty leaves your favorite pet in the dust. Oh, and she's not afraid to get down and dirty.
Well, our boy Kyle knows what that's like. His 1988 Monte Carlo LS is all that and more. Sure, the paint's not perfect, but she's got hips to spair! A 4 barrel carb sits atop the 305 motor, meaning she sucks like no other and all in the right ways! To get the perfect stance, she's lowered in the front and raised in the back, but don't expect her to twerk anytime in the future and she has a big rear end and she's not that kinda lady!
So keep your eyes peeled for this team rolling near you, and good luck keeping up.
*Photos by Vinni Pereira
Car Grumps #3 9/22/20 - On this episode of Car Grumps, VIPrimo and CaddiMatt talk about charity and car shows and how they can improve our car community as a whole! Charities over the years have become integral for our way of life and being able to give back is important to all of us.
Whether it be the upcoming Toys 4 Tots show or Heart Rodders raffling off a T Bucket, it’s a reality we can enjoy and share.
Joanie Valois of the HeartRodders is our first guest. They are raffling off a Hot Rod for the Children’s Hospital.
Jim Kalweit of Mission 22 Rally is our second guest and will talk about how they help veterans through exotic car track days.
It’s a massive show that supports cars, community, and those in need! Don’t miss it!
Looking for the car meet to end all car meets! Welcome to Broke East in Thompson CT. Fueled by a quiet year in cars, the automotive community was chomping at the bit and the Broke crew pulled through. It would be impossible to count the amount of cars that showed up, but it was wall to wall engines and paint. Add in a limbo contest for those low boys and a drift display presented by Lock City Drift and you have the recipe for a great show!
Check out our coverage and share it with your friends because if they missed it they're about to regret that they did.
If you can believe it, there is a lot going on, but even though it should be positive, it's not! What's happened is the new Z came out and it's getting a ton of flack. Why? Today we discuss that as well as discuss how the automotive sales world is doing and what it will mean down the road as well as a world record Skyline sale! Check it out!
Allen "Primo" Harris
Allen has contributed to HINCity, prolific writer, exotic car event organizer and current Automotive Marketer tthrough articles and videos. His focus is on helping people in the automotive community improve their results and through this provide a better experience for everyone.