If there is one thing I like to do around here, it’s keep things personal. After all, the way I see it, I’m just one of you guys. Keeping it personal is why I have put together our Home-Built Hero weekly segment that you see here. It gives you guys the opportunity to be a part of what’s happening here. I continually ask you all to send in submissions about your cars, and they do keep coming. I appreciate that.
Each week, I get images from around the world showing some really cool rides. So, because I don’t want to be known as a guy that does not share, I thought I would put a few of the more recent submissions together and let the rest of you take a look. Sit back, enjoy the view, and if you get the urge, don’t forget to send us a couple images and the pertinent information about your car.
Olivier Sorel was kind enough to send us some pictures of his ’69 Chevelle. “I had a ‘93 Supra, and one day a guy stopped by my garage and asked if I wanted to trade. I wasn’t really interested at first, but when I heard that beast for the first time, I couldn’t resist,” quipped Olivier.
His Chevelle is powered by a 406-cubed Dart-built engine with Air Flow Research 220 heads, and an Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake with Holley fuel squirter. If the engine by itself doesn’t have enough for the competition, the additional 200-horsepower shot of nitrous will even the field. Shifting is handled by a Turbo 350, and a 12-bolt rearend with 4.10 gears round out the combination.
The interior looks mostly stock, except for the addition of two Kirkey racing seats and a Grant steering wheel. “It’s pretty funny, because I’m 24 years old, and everybody asks me if it’s my dad’s car,” Olivier said.
Chris Johnson sent us few pics of his 2010 Camaro to share in our Home-Built Heroes column, and it’s definitely worthy. “My Camaro has undergone some extensive modifications, and all were done by me,” he said.
Chris tells us the engine benefits from a custom-ground camshaft, CNC-ported heads, Methanol injection, a Nitrous Express plate kit, under-drive pulley, long-tube headers, and a cold air intake.
The suspension and aero is handled by a combination of PFADT parts and original 1LE, ZL1, Z28 components.
Do you want to read about more Home-Built Heroes? All you need to do is click here. If you own a Home-Built Hero, we want to hear about it. Since we’ve started the series, we have received more than a few candidates, but we still want to see more – we can never get enough. If you want to see more cars built by you the readers, send us a few pictures of your car showing the engine, interior, and exterior, along with all of the pertinent information, and we’ll make you Internet famous. You can send your submissions to [email protected].