You've seen sleepers before. Cars that look like something grandma might drive, but perform like something Grandma "Grumpy" Jenkins might drive. This 1972 Nova looks like a 40-something economy coupe, and a crap one at that. But look closer. In particular, under the hood.
Drag Week is an event put on by Hot Rod Magazine that takes unbelievably fast drag cars on a 1,000 mile road trip to five drag strips. The result is an event that must be seen to be believed.
Welcome to Down On The Mile High Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. You want to know what really killed the Corvair? This car!
When 95% of your typical East Bay junkyard's customers speak enough Spanish to know that "no va" means "it doesn't go," your typical stripped-nearly-clean early-70s Nova 4-door is going to get some witty comments inscribed in the Malaise-y gold paint.
As a former '76 Nova owner, I've got a bit of a soft spot for these cars. They were primitive and somewhat shoddy, but they got the job done. Here's one at the end of a long, rough road.
Since I've already plugged all this crappy analog video hardware into my computer in order to digitize the glory of a '79 Ford Granada, we might as well continue to unearth car-related tidbits from the Murilee Martin Videotape Archives.
Today we're showing the work of a Los Angeles-based pro photographer who heads down on the street to find his subjects: battle-scarred American cars in their natural habitat!
Troy Trepanier took a Chevy Nova, added a 572 cubic inch V8, a Procharger supercharger, blacked out everything and called it Notorious. This car will happily beat you up and take your lunch money.
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Considering the vast numbers of third-gen (1968-74) Chevy Novas built back in the day, it's astonishing how few- street-driven or even trailer-queened- survive today. In this…
The story of Steve McHugh, the man behind the radical Nova kit car we initially posted on a lark (and because we're automotive sadists) just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser. Steve recently emailed us to let us in on a little secret — he's been building crazy-ass cars for nigh on twenty-eight years now. Since…
When we first brought you images of a heavily modified Nova kit car, we knew nothing about it other than its shocking appearance and innovative styling direction. We'd literally never seen anything like it before. Some opined on its terribleness while others thought it wonderful — we'll say it's at least interesting…