Being a car guy in Southern California provides many opportunities for outdoor activities, and Huntington Beach racer, Chad Ryker, makes the most of the near-perfect weather.
With his Hedman-equipped Camaro, Chad autocrosses as much as he can. –In the SCCA, Optima’s Ultimate Street Car Series, NMCA West, or just practice days to improve his driving skills or dial in the car’s setup. In fact, he raced in 25 events in 2016, and 22 events this year. Taking into consideration that there were multi-day events, Chad, spent more than a full month racing each year! How awesome is that?
Chad, who became a proud new papa late this year, attended his first track day back in 2009. This year, he brought his wife and one-week old daughter to an NMCA Autocross event at Auto Club Speedway. His family only attends a handful of events during the year, so he was excited to have his wife and newborn join him at the track during one of the events.
Chad’s ’68 Camaro is loaded. Long Tube Hedman Husler LS Swap Headers support a transplanted 427 cubic inch GM LS3 built by Mast Motorsports. A Tremec T-56 transmission, TCI Engineering suspension and Ride Tech coil overs smoothly plant the red Pro-Touring Chevy on the ground. Traction is provided by a set of Falken Tires, and stopping the beast is handled by Wilwood disc brakes all around.
The Hedman Performance Group had a busy booth this year at the 2016 SEMA Show. Aside from the displays filled with awesome new parts, one of the biggest reasons for the popularity was the unveiling of the PCHRODS “50/50” Camaro built by Rob Phillips. We also debuted lots of new parts that help make your ride faster and perform better. Von Hot Rod joined in the fun as well this year, greeting fans and pinstriping items for them as well as helping with the giveaway of his two custom-built Hedman Hedders lamps. Read the rest of this entry →
The Hedman Performance Group was excited to unveil of the PCHRODS Camaro at the 2016 SEMA Show. Commissioned by Jose Moreno, the owner of Intro Wheels, this one of a kind 1969 Camaro was built to combine modern luxury with pro-touring performance. The result is a car with the class, sophistication, and performance to rival any modern luxury sports car. Read the rest of this entry →
Have you ever dreamed of dropping modern V8 power into your old school muscle car? How about dropping a supercharged LS3 into a 1972 Nova? You may have thought about it, but Norm Brown took the bull by the horns and made it happen. This Nova underwent a serious transformation to become the mean 72 muscle machine that you see here. With the help of Hedman Husler LS-swap headers and engine mounts Norm gave his Nova one heck of a heart transplant.“Those headers don’t hit the steering box, and those mounts bolt right up to the Nova sub-frame,” Norm explains. Thanks to the superb fitment of the Hedman parts the swap was painless for Norm and his ride. Follow the jump to read more about this awesome build and to see how it all turned out. http://bit.ly/1tUnF5w
The NMCA West’s third race of the season brought thunderous racing action to Fontana’s Auto Club Dragway this past weekend. The Hedman Headers Nostalgic Street Car Class saw an exciting group of 17 drivers make the cut for Sunday’s eliminations. After battling it out for qualifying spots, Matt Loutsenhizer and his Ford would take the number one seed heading into round one.
Hedman’s new mid-length headers for small block, big block, and ls-swapped C-10s and C-20s maximize power and flow without sacrificing ground clearance.
Whittier, Calif. (November, 2013) – Chevrolet C10 and C20 pickup trucks have become one of the most popular classic trucks amongst enthusiasts thanks to their plentiful numbers, an abundance of available parts and, in the case of the C10, a stock car-style truck-arm suspension that perfectly complements a lowered stance. Adding to the popularity of these trucks is their ability to accept just about any Chevy V8 whether it be a classic small block, monster big block, or modern LS engine. However if your truck is lowered, traditional long tube headers can have major ground clearance issues leading to scraped and dented primary tubes. Now, with the release of Hedman’s new series of mid-length headers, C10/20 owners can get the most horsepower possible from their C10’s engine, without having to worry about costly header or exhaust system damage caused by diminished ground clearance. Read the rest of this entry →
The Custom Shop is bringing a two Hedman-equipped vehicles to the 2013 SEMA Show – the SSL727 Camaro and this “Stroker Chevelle.” This 1966 Chevelle gets its name from the stroked 408cid LS3 powerplant under its hood. Fortified with all sorts of aftermarket goodies like a Howards custom camshaft, Manley rotating assembly, Edelbrock high rise intake, twin Holley “Terminator EFI” throttle bodies, and Hedman Hedders, this all-aluminum mill cranks out a whopping 600+hp and 545+ft-lbs of torque. But like every good SEMA car, monster power is only part of the story – these cars have to look as good as they go. Every panel of this Chevelle’s body has been replaced with brand new sheet metal from Goodmark and covered in Pro-Spray paint with custom striping. Riding on Weld Racing Wheels, this A-Body’s lowered stance comes courtesy of MBM tubular control arms and drop spindles with Firestone Air Ride delivering a smooth ride.
The Stroker Chevelle will be on display outside of the SEMA Show in the Car Crazy booth so make sure you stop by and check it out. For more pictures of the build, check out the gallery below or head on over to builder John Wargo’s Facebook.