Kevin Shaw: The Chevy Hardcore Manifesto
First of all, this editorial has been long overdue. So, for that, I apologize. We’re nearing our first month here at Chevy Harcore and I’ve finally gotten a spare hour or two to welcome you all to the Internet’s most exciting, all-Chevrolet online muscle car magazine! Within these last four weeks we’ve welcomed thousands of new readers, sorted through hundreds of emails and have made nearly 20,000 Facebook friends.
I’m Kevin Shaw, Editor of Chevy Hardcore. I grew up surrounded by the very best in Bow Tie horsepower, so it only makes sense that I help launch the newest member of the powerTV publishing family. For those of you coming over from our other magazines, such as Street Legal TV, LSXTV or Dragzine, you’re already aware that we’re a bunch of Chevrolet lunatics.
Ninety percent of our project cars and daily drivers are from the General. So starting up Chevy Hardcore simply made perfect sense.
Right now, the powerTV project garage is chocked full of Chevrolets including “Swinger,” a ’71 Nova fitted with a AirRide bag suspension, a Tremec 6-speed and a supercharged LSA; a ’66 Chevy II with a Chris Alston front clip, Wilwood brakes, a DSE 4-link with a Moser 9-inch, and a Musi 555 with a F2 ProCharger dubbed “MaxStreet”; and a ’01 Gen IV Camaro that’s gonna be running a World 454 LS plant called “All Air.”
We also have two second generation Camaro dirt track cars that we race over on OneDirt.com. Heck, even our shop truck is a full-sized Silverado.
Chevy Hardcore, more than any other online magazine, is the one place that all Chevrolet enthusiasts can go to get the very best in the latest in up-to-date industry news, nation-wide event coverage, dirt-under-your-fingernails do-it-yourself technical articles, tuning secrets for the street and strip, and features on some of the coolest machines to ever come from the General.
Easily put, if you love all things Camaro, Corvette, Tri-Five, Chevelle, Nova, Impala, Monte Carlo, Malibu, Laguna, and even Corvair, Chevy Hardcore, the Internet’s fastest-growing all-performance Chevrolet online magazine, is your new home. Welcome home, buddy.
But if you’re new to how we do things around here, know that Chevy Hardcore is not just another fan blog; we provide our readers all the good stuff you’d expect from a print publication but without the cost of a subscription or the endless pages of advertisements. Chevy Hardcore’s lightning-fast event coverage, up-to-the-minute news and interactive format can’t be rivaled by print – or anybody else! And best of all, it’s completely free as the Internet should be!
But wait, there’s more! Not content to just keep pace with the latest and greatest in the industry news department, Chevy Hardcore is also your source for informative how-to tech; both old school carburetor and modern late-model tuning, engine buildups including the best know-how from the industry’s sharpest and brightest engine builders, transmission and rear end rebuilds and tricks, and so much more!
Whether you’re looking to have the gnarliest street machine in your neighborhood, the cleanest weekend cruiser in your car club, or the fastest quarter-mile contender in your points bracket, Chevy Hardcore will show you how to do it, build it, tweak it, fabricated it, restore it, and make it happen. Why? Because you asked for it.
There’s a lot of history to work from too. For nearly 100 years, Chevrolet has been building and representing the very best that America can do. There’s a reason why more than any other brand, Chevrolet embodies that American spirit, that do-it-by-yourself tenacity, and work ethic. We’re absolutely stoked to be here today, celebrating Chevrolet with its latest Camaro, Corvette and fantastic triumph, the LS powerplant.
Chevy Hardcore is more than just an online magazine. It’s a community, an ilk, a group of friends sharing their passion for these cars. Why? Because there’s nothing more American than our cars. We can go as fast as we choose to go. We can paint our cars in any color we want. Interiors? Same deal. Wheels and tires? It’s entirely up the individual. Our cars are a blank canvas for us to speak our souls, and we think there’s no better canvas than our classic and late model Chevy muscle. Bar none.
We vow to deliver on these promises. We want to provide you, the Chevrolet enthusiast, the very best in in-depth performance tech, feature cars, classic restoration tips, industry interviews, up-to-the-minute news, and exciting event coverage. If you think at anytime that we’re falling short on this promise, please let us know! Chevy Hardcore here for you. We want your input!