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Project Chevelle Build Team

2/15/2018

Meet the Build Team for Project Chevelle! Pat, Joe, Josh and Zach come from a variety of backgrounds and positions here at Speedway. Their wide range of knowledge and experience make them the dream team for Speedway's latest muscle project. Continue to check out the Project Chevelle build page for all the latest upgrades, tech articles, and videos.

Pat

Pat grew up hanging out with his dad watching him build a ’56 Ford F-100 pickup from the ground up. He studied to be a police officer, but stayed true to his original passion – cars. At Speedway, Pat is the lead for our tech staff and handles all customer surveys. His experience with modern muscle builds makes him a huge asset to the team. Pat wants to keep updates to the Chevelle clean and simple and is looking forward to upgrading the wheels and tires and lowering the car.

Joe

Joe is a R&D Technician here at Speedway. For as long as he can remember, there were always cars in his life. His first engine build was for a ’71 Chevelle. When he and his dad completed the build and he felt the power for the first time, he was hooked for life. Joe hopes that in upgrading and messing with the car, we are able to make improvements without ruining the soul of the car. His strong background in custom race car builds and traditional hot rods made him a must for the team.

Josh

Josh keeps the team lighthearted. He’s never short for jokes or a little sarcasm, but is always willing to laugh at himself. To complete his first car, he worked in a small auto shop to learn what to do and earn a little money for his project. After years of hard work and saving money, Josh completed his 1966 Pontiac GTO and hasn’t been able to stop. As an Assistant Product Manager, Josh can contribute his vast knowledge of Speedway’s product line and merchandising to Project Chevelle. He is looking forward to simple modifications that are fun and enjoyable while keeping in mind a realistic budget. Plus, who wouldn’t want to spend time in the garage with these guys!

Zach

Zach is well versed technically and extremely knowledgeable about vintage builds and classic car restorations. He has only worked in the automotive industry in various capacities. At Speedway, Zach is the Tech Supervisor and although he claims to be mostly serious, you can catch a smile every once in a while. Zach hopes to show people how they can do the upgrades from Project Chevelle themselves. Whether you have a small garage or a custom shop, anyone can build a car like this. Project Chevelle is about basic upgrades with a team that is going to show people how to do them.

Related Articles

Project Chevelle Episode 2: Dyno Day
4/18/2018
Project Chevelle goes to the dyno! Check out this video to see the first of the performance tests on our 1972 Chevelle.
Project Chevelle Episode 1: Gauge Install
3/15/2018
The first upgrade to Project Chevelle is underway and you don't want to miss any of the action! Watch Zach and Joe install a new tach and gauges on our 1972 Chevelle Malibu.
Introducing: Project Chevelle
by Speedway Tech Team - Posted in Tech
1/26/2018
Speedway Motors is excited to introduce Project Chevelle - our newest adventure where we will be upgrading a nearly all original 1972 Chevelle Malibu. Check out the details here.
Project Chevelle Episode 5: Spindles and Control Arms
7/12/2018
We install Speedway's tubular upper and lower control arms and G-Comp spindles to make Project Chevelle look and corner far better than stock.
Project Chevelle: Gauges Tech Article
by Zach Raddatz - Posted in Tech
4/30/2018
Before we flog the poor 307 on the dyno, or conduct any kind of serious road test with the car we need to install some basic gauges to keep tabs on what is going on under the hood.
Project Chevelle Episode 4: Power Steering
6/18/2018
Today we are installing original style pump, pulleys, brackets, and hoses! Watch as Joe and Zach improve the ratio and make driving the Chevelle easier.
Project Chevelle Episode 3: Wheels and Tires
by Joe McCollough - Posted in Videos
5/30/2018
Project Chevelle gets new wheels and tires, and a massive personality change! Watch as we add a huge dose of visual horsepower to the old Chevelle.
Project Chevelle: Episode 2, Part 2
by Joe McCollough - Posted in Videos
5/15/2018
In this episode, Project Chevelle gets treated like a race car, and survives!
Project Chevelle: Spindles and Control Arms Tech Article
by Josh Sullivan - Posted in Tech
7/10/2018
Project Chevelle undergoes front suspension upgrades to minimize feeling every dip and bump in the road. Josh S. walks through the install and quick overview of the tubular control arms and G comp spindles.
Project Chevelle Power Steering Tech Article
by Zach Raddatz - Posted in Tech
6/18/2018
Follow along as power steering is added to Speedway's Project Chevelle. This article showcases exactly what is involved in adding power steering in a car that came with manual steering.
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