Day 2 Muscle Cars

Day 2 MCACNDay 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.

Dr. Pete

Day 2 Psychedelic Daytona

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

This 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona is one of five special order 1969 Charger Daytonas from McEvoy Dodge in Rochester, New York.  It was originally a stripe delete V2 Hemi Orange Daytona, but shortly after its purchase, the original owner had a custom …..

Baldwin Motion Camaro

1971 Baldwin Motion Camaro Phase III

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.

Nickey Camaro

1969 Nickey Camaro

NICKEY Chevrolet Sold this 1969 Camaro back in the day. It is equipped with the L72 427/425hp cid engine, L89 aluminum heads, M21 4 speed,  and 12 bolt 3.55:1 positraction rear end. It is fully documented and….

1967 Yenko Camaro

1967 Yenko Camaro

The original owner of this Yenko Camaro enjoyed highway driving and he wanted a 427 Camaro that could perform these duties with ease and low maintenance.

Ford Cammer

1963 Ford Cammer

This car is powered by an exotic drag racing designed “Cammer” 427 engine.  Similar in design to those used by drag racing greats such as Dyno Don Nicholson and Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, this Cammer is built for serious street use.

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!

MCACN 2017