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Tune Time Performance Event - Web Exclusive

By Dan Foley, Photography by Dan Foley

When Tune Time Performance moved from its smallish shop in Toms River, New Jersey, to a more spacious facility in nearby Lakewood, it decided the best way to celebrate was to hold a car show and open house. The Tune event was held on September 22 and was presented by the South Jersey Camaro Club. All proceeds went to benefit "Ocean of Love" for children with cancer. Local high performance parts manufacturers Jesel, Manley and American Racing Headers were there, along with a host of the drag race and street cars they support.

This multi-make event had a large contingent of late-model GM, with a splash of old school carbureted and converted LS-powered musclecars.

Corvettes, from ZO6 to ZR1, three ZL1s and about five dozen SS Camaros made the scene.

We've seen this '02 Vette run easy 9s at Atco while strip testing our project SS509 Nova. Mark Mastrojohn of Tire Craft Racing is the builder with TTP taking care of engine management.

American Racing Headers was there to display its exhaust products.

Here's the ARH/Farks Camaro. Its 416ci has Mast Motorsport heads, Jesel rockers, F1R ProCharger and a Tune Time Performance tune.

An Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran ('03-05) built this beautiful '79 Vette with a 406 SBC with 550hp. He mentioned it was great therapy in getting readjusted to civilian life during its five-year build. It was tastefully done.

Show vehicles were lined up down the street for a quarter-mile. The Trail Blazer SS is a popular build-up at Tune Time. We've witnessed them running 10s.

Amber and Steve Triolo brought out their gorgeous '11 Camaro SS. It features a few bolt-ons, like American Racing Headers, SLP exhaust, Air Raid air intake and a TTP tune to produce an easy 402 rwhp. The factory ground effects package was painted gloss black, which caught our eye.

Tune Time has modded many ’90s Impalas and Caprices, enhancing the LT1 or converting them to LS power.

This stand-out, customized '10 Camaro SS owned by Brent Maida was featured in a episode of the popular TV show Blue Bloods (episode-Moonlighting). It features a custom air intake and TTP tune for 398 rwhp. This screaming yellow machine can also be found on LG Appliances’ website for their flat screen HD TVs.

It's rare to come across a bone-stock, numbers-matching original '72 RS Z28. Steve Spaulding brought out this prime example along with a binder full of documentation.

Also on display was PSI LT1 Conversions.com showing all their electronic goodies, which are designed to make it easy to convert an early muscle car over to EFI LT1 or later LS power. This '72 Nova is one of the examples Tune Time has converted to LS power.

This '69 Camaro got the Tune Time treatment, gaining serious LSX power.

The Transformer and a black ZL1 made a pretty pair parked next to each other.

Jesel showed off its "toughest of the tough" rocker arms and valvetrain products. The ZL1 Camaro was one of three in attendance to droll over.

With a projected 2,300 hp, this '02 ZO6 Vette should run low 7s in the Outlaw LSX Drag Radial 315 class. Joe Dedona is the owner, with Mark Mastrojohn handling this radical buildup. The RHS 427 has Mast Motorsports 275 heads, Jesel rocker arms and a humungous F3R ProCharger (131mm). All that power exhales through 2 1/2-inch primary tubes with 5-inch collectors and mufflers.

Anytime is a good time to see a ZR1 Vette! This baby was all stock except for a TTP dyno tune.

Here's the coolest trophy that was given to all the Dyno Shootout winners. South Jersey Camaro Club member Al Burk made the trophies from stock LS1 pistons, rods, and timing gears..

By Dan Foley
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