Day 2 Muscle Cars
Muscle Car Life was proud to present the Day 2 Muscle Car Invitational at the 2016 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. This showcase at MCACN featured Day 2 Muscle Cars that have been restored or preserved with period correct bolt on speed parts from back in the day. Speed parts such as bigger double pumper Holley carbs, an Edelbrock intake manifold, Hooker Headers, Hedman Hedders, Ansen Sprint Aluminum wheels, Keystone wheels, Cragar wheels, Sun Tachometers, Hurst Shifters, Traction Bars, and other aftermarket performance parts that enhance the vintage speed look. This display featured Day 2 Muscle Cars and it contained about two dozen muscle cars of various makes that feature bolt on aftermarket parts from the era that the car was built.
So you are probably thinking that the owners themselves were the only ones who performed these speed related high performance modifications, right? Well guess what? New car dealerships were doing their own modifications on both brand new cars and cars that customers would bring into the dealership for speed modifications. East Coast, West Coast, Mid West and many more parts in between. These Day 2 Muscle Cars are more than exciting and they are a sight to behold. If you thought 12 second quarter mile times were the norm for 60’s Muscle Cars, 11 second time slips were not surprising with some of these Day 2 Muscle Cars.
Don’t be surprised if you see some great looking engine swaps that are period correct as well. Day 2 Muscle Cars from Mr. Norm’s Dodge, Baldwin Motion, Yenko Chevrolet, Nickey Chevrolet, and other models from Pontiac, Ford, Chevrolet, Plymouth and Dodge are represented in this Day 2 Muscle Car Display.
Here is a video and a short list of some of the participants of the 2016 MCACN Day 2 Muscle Car Invitational, and I will be posting new photos and stories about each one as soon as I can. Simply click on the photos or the links below for more Day 2 info! Thanks for visiting.
This 1971 Baldwin Motion Phase III Camaro is an unrestored time capsule. It is the most featured 1971 Baldwin Motion Phase III Camaro of the three known Motion Camaros and it has been the subject of several car magazine articles for at least the past three decades.
More Day 2 Muscle Cars posts coming soon:
3 1969 COPO Camaros
1969 Chevelle SS396
Baldwin Motion Camaro Phase III LS6 454
1969 Yenko 427 Chevelle
1973 Baldwin Motion Chevelle Phase III
1968 Nickey 427 435 Corvette
1968 Yenko 427 Camaro
1966 Pontiac GTO
1970 Dick Harrell Prepared Monte Carlo SS454
1967 Dodge Coronet R/T Hemi
1969 Chevelle SS396
1968 Camaro SS396
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi
1967 Chevelle SS396
1987 Buick Grand National
1985 Firebird Trans Am
Yes, some of these Day 2 Muscle Cars have engine swaps.
Photos and histories of the cars will be posted here shortly after MCACN, so bookmark this page and check back for updates!