Hot Rod Garage has put the finishing touches on its 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle build, chucking a slew of upgrades at the car to help improve performance on the autocross course.
First, host Tony Angelo and crew finish up the interior with a Supersport dash upgrade and Vintage Air A/C system. To help in the twisty bits, Angelo and the team also removed the car’s stock suspension system and replaced it with a full Hotchkiss TVS setup and Ridetech shocks. Meanwhile, a new set of Wilwood disc brakes will help saw off the digits when it comes time to shed speed.
After the build complete, Angelo and the Chevelle — which, in an earlier episode, was fitted with a fuel-injected HT502 masquerading as a 454 LS6 — head out to California Speedway to see how the car comes together on the track. As expected, all the modifications vastly improve the numbers Angelo set with the stock Chevelle before the build began.
Have a look above to see how it all shakes out; skip to 12:13 if you’re just in it for the Autocross segment.