This site is dedicated to the Pro Touring trend that has become so popular among car people.
Pro Touring cars are the Hot Rods of today, the principle is the same, take a 30 to 40 year old car and make it perform better. What the hotrodders of the fifties did to their old T-Fords and A-Fords the hotrodders of today do to old musclecars from the 60s and 70s. Make them perform better.
Today you take a musclecar and rebuild the suspension, soup up the engine and put on better brakes. That's for performance. But that is not enough, today we want comfort as well. The car should be well insulated for sound, it should have a good sound system and aircondition. Pretty much the comfort we are used to in our daily drivers.
Pro Touring is about having a car that handles extremely well both in corners and on a straight course.
To qualify as a Pro touring car it has to have improved handling through suspension modifications. It has to have large brakes for improved braking. And it also has to have large wheels, The reason for the wheels is simple, you can't fit the brakes with 15 inch rims. To just put on 17" or 18" wheels on your musclecar will not make it a Protouring car, it has to be a lot more.
On top of this it has to have a powerful engine, we are talking performance here, looks is secondary but of course important too.
Pro Touring is about making a car that only has reasonable driving performance perform really well. If done properly it can outperform the true sportcars.
Mine is a true Pro Touring car with modern engine and suspension.
This is a neverending project. I have the intention of being able to drive it every summer and therefore each step in the project has to be done by springtime.
So far this car has got some chassimodifications with Hotchkis TVS kit, Guldstrand modification and Corvette C5 brakes. The brakes are assisted with a Hydraboost system. The car runs on Budnik Cobalt Wheels and Kumho tires. The last major modification was to put in a LS1 engine from a 2001 Camaro coupled with a T56 sixspeed transmission.