Greetings fellow Chevy High Performance enthusiasts! My name is Jake Amatisto and I'm typing this from my cubicle on my second week at my new job with Chevy High Performance Magazine. Yes, I returned to the “mothership” as they say in this industry, after nearly ten years of writing for Fastest Street Car Magazine, the official publication for the National Muscle Car Association. I'm looking forward to immersing myself into the Source Interlink family of badass car magazine dudes, and can hopefully be a resourceful addition to the team. When it comes to muscle cars, performance, racing, building engines, learning about new go-fast products, and basically everything about a car guy lifestyle, I like to think I'm in training to become an enlightened gearhead on all things having to do with our passion!
I do have to admit that all the hot rods I have owned have been Fords and Mopars, so I'm looking forward to messing with the GM family of machines very soon. I never had anything against Chevy's, it's just when I started souping up cars in SoCal around 2000, all the GM cars I wanted were too expensive ('63 Nova, or a small car a person 5'6” would fit into without looking like a midget, Chevys are big!), it just seemed at the time, a 500 dollar Maverick or a '65 Falcon, or $ 1,000 Plymouth Duster were more affordable and a better for me. But because I've been Chevy-deprived, I think it will give me a fresh outlook on GM Performance's products. I'm looking forward to providing you guys, the CHP readers, with some hardcore tech as well as bolt-on tech as my career here at Source Interlink progresses.
Also I've started thinking about a Chevy project car, and I'm thinking about a California smog-legal 1980s g-body that runs 9s, what do you think?