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Chevy High Aims to Stay on Top of Muscle Car Build Trends

Firing Up: Bueller … Bueller … Bueller

Feb 27, 2018
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Every few years I figure it’s time to step back and have a look at what we’re doing here at Chevy High Performance. You know, just to make sure we are staying on track. As Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Well, I want to make sure we aren’t missing anything that could be right under our noses.

With that said, it’s my hope that we continue to create editorial that reflects what is currently happening in the industry while staying relevant with the readers of Chevy High Performance in print and online. Although we pay attention to what our followers post on our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), I feel it’s also important to hear directly from you to make sure we are hitting the mark.

So, I’ve put together a short questionnaire to skim over so that you can let us know how we can improve Chevy High.

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With the landscape of muscle car build styles constantly changing, it’s important we stay on top of the latest trends. Sure, Pro Touring cars are still very visible on the radar, and we’ve recently seen an increase in functioning Pro Street-style cars being built. But what’s really exciting to us is how cars referred to as “Street Freaks” are starting to show up. These are cars that emulate what was happening on the streets back in the late-’60s and throughout the ’70s. We’re talking candy paint; 15-inch five-spoke or slotted wheels; ladder bars; and a rather high, old-school stance. We aren’t sure about the driving quality associated with a car like that, but taking us back to a bygone era of muscle cars is all good with us.

Although we like to throw in late-model cars now and again, classic ’60’s muscle seems to get the most likes and views on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Which years, models, and build style would you prefer to see and read about?

On the tech side, we can go in any number of directions, but the click-through numbers from our website tell us engine tech is extremely popular. Suspension tech is right up there as well, and we understand a lot of you would like to learn all there is to know about the latest paint and bodywork techniques.

Would you like us to cover more paint and body articles? If so, what type? LS engines are certainly popular and are the most efficient way to make good power while getting relatively good gas mileage, but whenever we post a big-block engine on our Instagram or Facebook pages, they seem to get a lot of “likes” and comments. We’re not sure if that means everyone just likes to look at big-block engine photos or if doing an actual engine build in Chevy High would generate a lot of interest.

Which type of engine builds are most interesting to you? Big-block, small-block, LS, or LT?

Story ideas are welcome, so if you would like to see certain kinds of cars featured or have any technical articles or theories you’d like us to dig into, drop me a line at nlicata@enthusiastnetwork.com.

I promise not to sell your personal information to any third party marketing companies unless I can find a way to make a whole bunch of extra money by doing so.

You in?

001 1970 Monte Carlo Drag Car 2/3

This functional Pro Street Monte lit up our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Photo by Dominick Damato

002 1969 Chevelle Street Freak 3/3

We’d love to see more Street Freak cars built in the style from the ’70s.

Photo by Tim Sutton



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