FIR­ING UP

Please, tell us what you like and don’t like about CHP. And what you’d like to see more of.

Chevy High Performance - - Contents - Nick Li­cata NLi­cata@en­thu­si­ast­net­work.com

With that said, it’s my hope that we con­tinue to cre­ate ed­i­to­rial that re­flects what is cur­rently hap­pen­ing in the in­dus­try while stay­ing rel­e­vant with the read­ers of Chevy High Per­for­mance in print and on­line. Al­though we pay at­ten­tion to what our fol­low­ers post on our so­cial me­dia chan­nels (Face­book, In­sta­gram, and Twit­ter), I feel it’s also im­por­tant to hear di­rectly from you to make sure we are hit­ting the mark.

So, I’ve put to­gether a short ques­tion­naire to skim over so that you can let us know how we can im­prove Chevy High.

CAR FEA­TURES

With the land­scape of mus­cle car build styles con­stantly chang­ing, it’s im­por­tant we stay on top of the lat­est trends. Sure, Pro Tour­ing cars are still very vis­i­ble on the radar, and we’ve re­cently seen an in­crease in func­tion­ing Pro Street-style cars be­ing built. But what’s re­ally ex­cit­ing to us is how cars re­ferred to as “Street Freaks” are start­ing to show up. Th­ese are cars that em­u­late what was hap­pen­ing on the streets back in the late-’60s and through­out the ’70s. We’re talk­ing candy paint; 15-inch five-spoke or slot­ted wheels; lad­der bars; and a rather high, old-school stance. We aren’t sure about the driv­ing qual­ity as­so­ci­ated with a car like that, but tak­ing us back to a by­gone era of mus­cle cars is all good with us.

Al­though we like to throw in late-model cars now and again, clas­sic ’60’s mus­cle seems to get the most likes and views on our In­sta­gram and Face­book pages.

Which years, mod­els, and build style would you pre­fer to see and read about?

TECH

On the tech side, we can go in any num­ber of direc­tions, but the click­through num­bers from our web­site tell us en­gine tech is ex­tremely pop­u­lar. Sus­pen­sion tech is right up there as well, and we un­der­stand a lot of you would like to learn all there is to know about the lat­est paint and body­work tech­niques.

Would you like us to cover more paint and body ar­ti­cles? If so, what type? LS en­gines are cer­tainly pop­u­lar and are the most ef­fi­cient way to make good power while get­ting rel­a­tively good gas mileage, but when­ever we post a big-block en­gine on our In­sta­gram or Face­book pages, they seem to get a lot of “likes” and com­ments. We’re not sure if that means ev­ery­one just likes to look at big-block en­gine pho­tos or if do­ing an ac­tual en­gine build in Chevy High would gen­er­ate a lot of in­ter­est.

Which type of en­gine builds are most in­ter­est­ing to you? Big-block, small-block, LS, or LT?

Story ideas are wel­come, so if you would like to see cer­tain kinds of cars fea­tured or have any tech­ni­cal ar­ti­cles or the­o­ries you’d like us to dig into, drop me a line at nli­cata@en­thu­si­ast­net­work.com.

I prom­ise not to sell your per­sonal in­for­ma­tion to any third party mar­ket­ing com­pa­nies un­less I can find a way to make a whole bunch of ex­tra money by do­ing so.

You in?

Ev­ery few years I fig­ure it’s time to step back and have a look at what we’re do­ing here at Chevy High Per­for­mance. You know, just to make sure we are stay­ing on track. As Fer­ris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Well, I want to make sure we aren’t miss­ing any­thing that could be right un­der our noses.

PHOTO BY TIM SUT­TON

• We’d love to see more Street Freak cars built in the style from the ’70s.

PHOTO BY DOMINICK DAMATO

• This func­tional Pro Street Monte lit up our Face­book and In­sta­gram pages.

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