Category Archive: Apex Tech Stories, Apex Video

Hands On Cars: Kevin Tetz Shows How To Replace Floor Pans In Your Hot Rod, And More!

This is episode 3 of Hands On Cars, and in it you’ll find Kevin working on his own project again, this time coming to grips with the fact that the floors and trunk are rustier than he first...

Hands On Cars With Kevin Tetz: How To Choose A Project Car, And Then Thrash It Before Teardown!

Kevin Tetz and I met a few years ago, at the Goodguys Show in Nashville, when he was testing a certain television show project truck on the autocross. We’ve seen each other on the road and at...

How To Build Your Own Chassis Table With The Guys From Eastwood

With my son Cole’s Project First LUV in the grinding phase, we’re looking forward to the next phase after frame cleanup which is suspension design. Following that we’ll be doing our...

Can You Believe This Is The Clutch From A Formula 1 Car? F1 Stuff Is Tiny!

When we walked by the AP Racing booth here at PRI yesterday I was mesmerized by this little tiny carbon clutch displayed on a stand. When I looked at saw that this is in fact a clutch out of an F1...

Hot Rod Garage Meets The Crusher Camaro! The 1970s Street Machine Look Is Ditched In The Name Of Handling!

Hot Rod’s Crusher Camaro is the other bright yellow Chevy magazine project car that seems to evolve every few years, causing a stir with fans and readers alike. Not that Freiburger, the...

RideTech Street Grip: We Install It, Thrash It, And Tell You Why It’s Legit

(Thanks to Dave Beard/Beard’s Auto and Truck Repair) – In the world of hot rodding, it is pretty easy to lose the plot one way or another. For instance, if you have your cool classic...

Gene Winfield Shows Us Metal Shaping Techniques: English Wheel, Shrinker/Stretcher, Mallet And Bag, And More

Gene Winfield is a certifiable bad ass. He’s an icon in the world of hot rodding, one hell of a nice man, and older than hell. I bring the last one up because he’s in way better shape...

How Do You Decide What Shock You Need? No Adjustmen? Singles? Doubles? Triples?

You’ve seen us run videos from Mike Maier before and whether he is behind the wheel or in front of the camera he’s an interesting cat to watch. Not only is Mike a certifiable bad ass...

Mike Maier Explains How A Panhard Bar Works VS A Watts Link, Roll Center, Gravity, And More.

Mike Maier is a certifiable badd ass. Everyone in the Pro Touring world knows that, as do most of the people involved in SCCA Autocross. After all, he’s a hell of a driver and car builder, and...

Brake Tech: Installing The Baer Pro Plus Brake Kit Onto A Late-Model Challenger – Serious Brakes For Serious Performance!

(Editor’s Note: Speedy is the man behind Speedy’s Garage and the ChallengerFest show held in Bowling Green, Kentucky. His Challenger R/T, “Orange Krush”, is a legitimate...

Facepalm: Guy Asks If He Can Attach Mustang Subframe Connectors To Car With JB Weld – Hilarity Ensues

There was a time before the internet where someone could ask a question out of left field and maybe their buddies would hear it and rib them and the thing would just float away and be part of the...

How Good Is The QuickTrick Portable Alignment System? Everyone From Pro Racers To Fleet Owners Are Using It – Here’s Why

Our longtime pals that make the QuickTrick Portable Alignment System were recently involved with the build of the RideTech 48 Hour Corvette and there’s a simple reason why. Their stuff WORKS...

Test Your Gearhead Knowledge: Last Week’s Mystery Block Identified

Nothing seems to escape the long arm of the BangShifter knowledge vault. Last week I posted a bunch of photos that I shot at Custom Auto Machine in Weymouth, Massachusetts of an old block and...

Project Possum Update! The Hotchkis Front and Rear Suspension Gets Installed and Buttoned Up

(Words and photos by Kaleb Kelley) – Over the last week, we have been ironing out the final touches with the Hotchkis’ Total Vehicle System. All we had left were new leaf springs, shocks and...