Last week, we brought you an introduction to coverage of our own 2013 Super Chevy Suspension and Handling Challenge presented by Nitto Tire. We told you just a little bit about each of the three classic Chevrolets with modern upgraded suspensions which were put to the test against a 2013 Chevy Camaro SS, one of which is the Church Boys Racing ’63 Nova Convertible with a battery of great new bolt-on parts. The Challenge consisted of three tests: skid pad, slalom, and a track test on the road course at Willow.
Chuck Church, owner of Church Boys racing, spoke to Super Chevy editor Jim Campisano about the suspension upgrades and the way the Nova handles.
“We put our new power rack and pinion made just for us, brand-new, made in Ohio,” Church told Campisano, before listing the upgrades and explaining that the level of ride comfort has been achieved because, “it’s a lot to do with shock travel and the valving in the shocks. The more travel you have, the more control you’re allowed to have.”
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 Art Morrison Enterprises 1969 Camaro and a video chronicling its experience at the 2014 Super Chevy Suspension and Handling Challenge.