The end of August found us at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, California for our 2013 Super Chevy Suspension and Handling Challenge presented by Nitto Tire. Three classic Chevrolets with modern upgraded suspensions were put to the test against a 2013 Chevy Camaro SS: an Art Morrison Enterprises 1969 Camaro with its new independent rear suspension, the Church Boys Racing ’63 Nova Convertible with a battery of great new bolt-on parts, and a 4,000-pound ’71 Malibu Wagon with Global West suspension parts.
The Challenge consisted of three tests: skid pad, slalom, and a track test on the road course at Willow.
“This is going to really bring out the best in all of these cars and we’re going to see if there are any shortfalls as well. We’re going to put them up against the 2013 Camaro SS and see if we can take a vintage Chevrolet product and really add the best modern aftermarket components and really make a giant slayer out of them,” explains Jim Campisano, editor here at Super Chevy.
Mary Pozzi, eleven-time National Autocross Champion and modern day legend in her own right, gives us a little bit of insight into each car as well after driving them, and highlights the potential strengths and weaknesses of each.
Check out the January 2014 issue of Super Chevy on newsstands now for the complete story and to see how each competitor did. Also check back next week for more information on the Church Boys’ ’63 Nova and a video chronicling their experience at the 2014 Super Chevy Suspension and Handling Challenge.