About Cameron Tunstall

Twitter@CameronGENHO. Never owned an import. I'll try to operate anything that makes loud noises. I like them big and/or boxy.

SEMA 2015: Hedman 1972 K-20

Prepared to be amazed in my pedestrian tastes in automobiles. After being bombarded with over the top customs one after another, it’s a nice change of pace to see a beautifully restored Chevy work truck. Originally used as a work truck for Hedman Headers, this truck now sports some smart and simple changes such as a 300hp 350 cubic inch Chevy 350. No fuel injection or computer controlled nonsense here, this workhorse engine is mated to a 700r4 automatic 4 speed, giving this truck a much needed over drive. There’s not really much else to say here other than its a beautiful truck that’s shamefully not getting a lot of attention next to all the rest mod cars that occupy 90% of the floor space. Please see the picture detailing the trucks history for more interesting info about the history of the truck, Hedman headers and the Funfar family.

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SEMA 2015: 1969 AMC Javelin

This is an interesting one because it’s a 69 with 1970 body panels. It’s also interesting because it happens to be one of a handful of actual race cars here at SEMA instead of some ludicrously adorned trailer queen. According to the info provided it has a 304 AMC V8 rated at 500hp that runs through a 4 speed manual. No fancy touchscreen dash or LS motor with ITBs or any huge wheels or anodized trim peices. Because of this it may be my favorite car here.

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SEMA 2015: 272hp 1967 Ecotec Nova

At the Chevy booth this year we find something that I find unique and cool compared to so many ridiculous v8 protouring cars. This Nova is equipped with a LTG 2.0l ecotec 4 cylinder turbocharged motor. Making 272hp and 295 ft lbs of torque (at 3k rpm no less) running through a 6 speed transmission. 17″ wheels keep it understated and tasteful and a monochromatic none-more-black paint scheme gives it a sinister air. The only shame is that the msrp on this caddy-powered Nova is nine thousand dollars for the engine alone. Nothing that could keep you from finding a wrecked solstice or skyline and making a similar build a much lower buy in though.

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SEMA 2015: Local Motors LM3D

Feast your eyes on Local Motors 3D printed car. According to their sales representative it is 75% 3D. It is powered by a motor that is apparently all electric and they expect to beĀ  crash tested by 2017. A lot of hype, but is there really any substance?

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SEMA 2014: Chevrolet Super C10 by Chuck Mallett

Super c10 002At the Kooks booth I came across a real interesting specimen that despite it’s retro leanings, really stands out. I find this interesting for two reasons: The first being that we seem to be coming to the end of the current manufacturer’s retro styling craze; second being that I’m particularly jaded when it comes to this type of treatment, whether it’s old-to-new or new-to-old. Continue reading