RamblinAround – Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Race Cars, and Classics

This is just a short video I threw together for fun. It’s sort of a channel trailer I guess. I just put some interesting clips together from the past few years. We have driven some pretty awesome machines over the years and this is just a small sample. There are a couple of supercharged cars, one turbocharged monster, some drag cars, and more. Even tossed in a clip of Jordan doing some shooting with his Mossberg. Anyway, hopefully you find it interesting…thanks for watching!

The background track is Rabid, by Ethan Meixall, from the YouTube creators free audio library. You can download it at: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary_download?vid=62c9935f9337c1e0

JeffCo Power Tour at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO

For the first time, Manns Restoration was one of the stops on the JeffCo Power Tour. This was the fifth year for the event and they really had a great turnout. The lot quickly filled up with hot rods, muscle cars, and classics. With over 140 cars participating, it really was an impressive sight. Of course, Manns Restoration opened up their facility, so that everyone could check out their latest projects. Everyone seemed to be having a great time, despite the gloomy weather. Of course a few participants couldn’t resist laying down a little rubber on the way out. We don’t encourage that sort of thing…but we will film it. Hope you enjoy the video, thank you for watching!

Filmed at Manns Restoration in Festus, Missouri
http://mannsrestoration.com/

Tha background tracks are Texas Techno and The Chance, both by Jason Shaw of Audionautix.com. They are available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0. You can download Texas Techno at: http://audionautix.com/~audion/Music/TexasTechno.mp3

and The Chance at: http://audionautix.com/~audion/Music/TheChance.mp3

720 HP 1969 Chevelle Convertible 454 LSX by Manns Restoration in Festus, MO

Manns Restoration, in Festus, MO, just finished making some serious upgrades to this awesome 1969 Chevelle Convertible. The customer brought the car in to have a Vintage Air unit installed, along with a couple other things. When they started looking more closely at the car, they realized that the big-block that was in the car was not in very good shape. The decision was made to replace it with a LSX 454 from Don Hardy Racing Engines. It’s a high-compression, naturally aspirated engine, topped with ultra-efficient, custom ported 12 degree heads and an 8 Stack injection setup from Inglese. It’s pushing 720 plus horsepower through a Tremec TKO 600 five-speed, back to a Ford 9 inch rear. We decided to take it to Bonne Terre Drag Strip, for a tuning session. It really has too much power for the street tires, but it sure makes it a blast to drive. While they had the car, they also installed the Vintage Air unit and a full set of custom gauges. It’s also riding on a full Roadster Shop chassis, with Wilwood Disc brakes all around. This car is ready for anything. It accelerates, handles, rides, and stops, like a modern high-performance car. You can drive it to the strip, getting pretty remarkable mileage along the way, and then take it out for dinner afterwards. It’s amazing these days, that you truly can have a 700 plus horsepower, naturally aspirated, daily driver. As always, I was extremely impressed with the crew at Manns Restoration and their attention to detail. I have a feeling the new owner will be suitably impressed as well. I hope you found it interesting, thanks for watching!

Filmed at Manns Restoration, in Festus, Missouri and at Bonne Terre Drag Strip, in Bonne Terre, Missouri. Special thanks to Chris Roberts and Eric Lindsey, from Manns Restoration, for all their help. We’d also like to thank Jarrod Keen, the owner of Bonne Terre Drag Strip, for allowing us the use of his facility.

Test Driving 1970 Chevelle SS 396 Big-block V8 Four-speed

I thought you might like a look at this awesome 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, from Passing Lane Motors. This is a true L34 396 Big-block V8, four-speed car. As you can see, it has been beautifully restored in the correct factory color. It’s riding on SS wheels, with BF Goodrich white letter tires. The paint is extremely slick, the interior looks like new, and it runs out great. It really doesn’t get any better. I hope you find it interesting. We felt very fortunate to be able to take this baby for a little test drive. Thanks for watching, we appreciate it!

Filmed at Passing Lane Motors, in Fenton, Missouri.
http://passinglanemotors.com/

The background track is “Roads That Burned Our Boots” by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/). It is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0.

Wicked Sounding Cammed 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle from Passing Lane Motors

This thing is definitely plenty healthy. There is just nothing like the sound of a well-built, cammed small block Chevy. This 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle is powered by a 406 Stroker small block, backed by a 700r4 automatic. It’s a beautiful car inside and out. It’s decked out in the SS trim and strips and the interior has been fully restored as well. This one is ready to go. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!

Filmed at Passing Lane Motors in Fenton, MO
http://passinglanemotors.com/

1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 402 Big-block V8

I thought you might like a look at this freshly restored 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. It’s powered by the numbers matching 402 Big-block, that has been freshly rebuilt. While they had it apart, they tossed in a .604 Lift roller cam and added some Doug’s ceramic coated headers. All that power is being sent through a Turbo 400 automatic, back to a 12 bolt rear with 3.55 gears and Posi. It’s painted in the correct Cranberry Red and features a black vinyl top and interior. Up front, they added some SSBC disc brakes, with slotted rotors and aluminum twin-piston calipers. This car is ready to hit the road, with only 2200 miles since completion. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!

Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars in O’Fallon, IL
http://www.GatewayClassicCars.com

The background track is The Descent, by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com. It is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0. You can download it from Incompetech at: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/mp3-royaltyfree/The%20Descent.mp3

Test Driving 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Big-block Convertible

This 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Convertible has a 454c.i. 4BBL V8 (Built to LS5 Specs), 4 Speed (Muncie M-20) Manual Transmission, 12 Bolt Rear w/ 3.42 Posi-Trac, P. Steering, P. Disc Brakes, Air Conditioning, Dual Outside Mirrors, Full Gauge Package Including Tach, Factory AM Radio, Buckets/Console, Seat Belts, Hurst Shifter, F41 Type Suspension from Global West, Rebuilt Motor, Trans, & Rear End, Dual Exhaust, Functional Cowl Induction Hood w/ Hood Pins, Correct Burnt Orange Exterior (Paint Code-62B), Correct Saddle Vinyl Interior (Trim Code-721), New P. Cloth Convertible Top w/ Boot, Correct Style Super Sport Wheels w/ BFG Radial T/A Tires, Owner’s Manual. As you can see, it runs & drives fantastic! Beautifully & correctly detailed from Head-to-Toe! Wonderfully restored classic Chevelle Convertible SS 454! Thanks for taking a look!

Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, MO
http://www.fastlanecars.com

The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link:http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississippi.mp3