Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Episode 2 of the Craftsman Comet video series is now live! Check it out and meet the crew at the shop…

Thursday, August 28, 2014

If you're in Chicagoland, take a trip to Aurora Municipal Airport this weekend to check out EAA - Warbirds of America's B-17 Aluminum Overcast and sign up for a flight. It's well worth the cost and if you're lucky, there will be some WWII veterans on the flight with you. We'll post more photos from our flight so stay tuned!

Click here to book your flight!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Mopar Fans Rejoice

Both the Hot Rod Division and the Skunkworks Division have some pretty cool Mopar projects underway. Which is your favorite?


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Craftsman Tools, the Comet, and America.

We mentioned that we are building a '65 Comet for Craftsman Tools. Well here is the first video sneak peek… "America". Enjoy and share with your friends. This video series will be a bit different than what has been done in the past.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTbMQbMOuyQ


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Did you know there is a rare DIECAST version of the Raybestos GTO-R? This one popped up on ebay so we thought we'd pass it along.

Click here for the auction.



Tuesday, August 5, 2014



Craftsman Tools and HRCC/Skunkworks are teaming up to build this awesome 1965 Mercury Comet-R to terrorize the autocross and challenge circuit! The Comet-R will be debuted at SEMA this year in the Craftsman booth, and be on tour for 2015 at a major autocross or challenge event near you! Stay tuned for a link to the Restoration Rollout website link where you can follow along on the build.

Check out our build partners: Nitto Tire, Hurst-Drivelines, Hilborn Fuel Injection, Weld Racing, Tremec Transmissions, C&R Racing, Holley Performance Products, Vfn Fiberglass, Painless Performance Products, Flowmaster Mufflers INC,  Moser Engineering, RideTech, Flaming River Industries, Auto Meter Products, Inc., Wilwood Disc Brakes, Roush Engines

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mjölnir mocked up, ready for the new Skunkworks chassis to be fabricated.



Thursday, June 26, 2014

HRCC continues to expand worldwide! Here's a new article in France's American Muscle Cars magazine. This is our second publication in France. Pretty cool!


Monday, June 16, 2014

If you're on Facebook, we just passed a pretty significant milestone… 100,000 fans!



photo by McGaffin Digital Photo.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The next Whistling Death BangShift installment is out and based on some of the comments popping up, we want to address a few key points…

Why build a 300 2 door sedan? When was the last time you went to a show and saw one? Nobody wants them. We specifically WANTED to do a 300 because 2 door sedans are better suited for OUR Trans Am inspired chassis (ala the Raybestos GTO). It's not a bolt in affair. That is also why we were ok with a rusty car to start with. The floors and rockers get cut out whether they are pristine or swiss cheese. So why cut up a car that can still be restored original or as a nice restomod? Especially since they made 20,000 total 300 2 door sedans. How many are left? How many were parted out to save a SS? They are the unloved 66-67 Chevelles. Also why we WANTED a 300. To show that you don't have to have an SS or even a Malibu to have a bitchin car. If this were a 138 car, no one would question saving it. With the jig that Dennis and Keith built, Keith and Drew will have no problem putting this back together with the Original Parts Group replacement panels. When the next installment comes out, it will make sense. We will be able to replace all of the problem areas on any 66-67 Chevelle, just like the factory.

Click here to read the BangShift article.






Monday, May 12, 2014

If you followed the Raybestos GTO build, then you'll recognize this speedo that we just bought for the Violent Valiant. Maybe the last NOS Stewart Warner reverse sweep speedo in the country? Took 2 weeks of searching to find one! What a shame that it's been discontinued. They told us after the GTO was finished, that sales of this speedo went through the roof.


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Introducing "Whistling Death"

Read all about the newest purpose built Trans Am style car to come out of the HRCC Skunkworks Racing Division on Bangshift! A 1967 Chevelle 300 we are calling "Whistling Death." If you were a fan of the Raybestos GTO-R, then you'll love this! Click here for the full article!







Violent Valiant Bangshift update

Here is the next installment on the Violent Valiant build from the HRCC Skunkworks Racing Division on Bangshift covering the firewall.  Click here…





Friday, April 4, 2014

If you're going to be in Chattanooga TN this Saturday April 5 for the Coker Tire Spring Cruise, then be sure to check out the Kosmic Outcast! It's Corky Coker approved!