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Kevin Shaw Freelance Writer

Kevin Shaw is a self-proclaimed "muscle car purist," preferring solid-lifter camshafts and mechanical double-pumpers over computer-controlled fuel injection and force-feeding power-adders. If you like dirt-under-your-fingernails tech and real street driven content, this is your guy.


Designed as an in-between price point performance crank for the enthusiast or racer looking for more strength than a cast crank but who just doesn’t have the budget for a top tier stroker, Eagle’s 4140 SBC and BBC cranks are the ticket!

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The battle between Ford versus Chevrolet rages on, in fact, with increased fervor thanks to the rekindling of the Camaro/Mustang pony wars. Patriot Performance has done its part in arming both sides of this battle.

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Dynotech Driveshafts’ years of experience and know-how gleaned from years of top tier competition trickles down to the street and only serves to improve your driver’s ride and feel.

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Now for 2012, Royal Purple is offering a cool new street machine line designed for high performance late models (no longer under warranty) or rip snortin’ classics looking to maximize their gasoline or diesel engines’ performance and longevity.

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The legacy builders over at Isky Racing Cams have simplified one of the most sensitive components of today’s advanced and high-performance plants, the roller lifter with their EZ-Roll Keyway.

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Since Derale’s fans are designed from the beginning to take a serious beating, all of their adjoining hardware is equally stout, the Derale fans and coolers are guaranteed to help you and your ride keep their cool.

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Packaged in a handy spray bottle the Wash & Wax spray is a fantastic option for the car that’s in between washes. Each bottle contains enough liquid wash and wax to clean up to five average-sized cars.

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Key to Classic Tube’s catalog is its new comprehensive line of tools; straighteners, flare tools, benders and crimps. These, particularly when combined with their “everything imaginable” selection of brake and fuel components, makes Classic Tube the one-stop shop for all your plumbing needs.

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Whether you’re driving a 3-speed, a 4-speed, or even a 5- or 6-speed manuals or 2-to-8 speed automatics, chances are that Gear Vendors has an application for you, but has likely troubleshot all the bugs that come with it.

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Who likes free stuff? Why sure, we all do. But how about a free car? Now you’re speaking our language. Nitto Tires is doing exactly that, and they’re doing it – of all places – on Facebook. Nitto’s Fan Drive Sweepstakes is giving away one of nine different cars with nine different wheel and tire combos.

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As Vice President of Business Development, Snyder will look at further growing powerTV’s existing markets, as well as improving and expanding relationships with new companies in the automotive industry. “powerTV’s goal is to bring the very best editorial and video content to our readers.”

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The newest member of the American Shifter lineup is their exclusive Osama bin Hidin’ Shift Knob. Advertised as the perfect way to celebrate a true American victory, this grotesque and distastefully comic rendering of the terrorist leader can be viced in your own hand as you row through the gears!

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With the help of Mr. Rocky Nash and his brilliantly custom ’37 Ford two-door sedan and his amazingly clean ’32 Ford roadster built by Bobby Alloway for the “Shades of The Past” show, we had a great afternoon photographing this month’s model, Bree de Encio.

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Unlike Dodge’s comically sexist “Man’s Last Stand” this Corvette’s “the car of your dreams” slogan was overtly unoffensive yet somehow the complaint that Chevrolet was encouraging children to joyride their father’s car. Yup, that was their complaint.

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A 13-flat time slip is a heck of an accomplishment for any car, from 1967 to today. The legend of these blacked-out mini-trucks spurred a renewed trend in performance trucks that continues to today. We spotted these videos over on YouTube and had to share ‘em. Enjoy!

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We’ve already been pretty impressed with what Performance Distributors has been able to accomplish with what so many think is outdated technology. Not so! Now, Performance Distributor’s new Slip Collar Chevy D.U.I. Distributor features a cool slip collar ideal for you guys running decked heads or milled blocks.

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