Any custom automotive project begins with making choices. There are choices under the hood, such as which engine will match well with a certain chassis and transmission. There are aesthetic choices, like whether to use custom or stock wheels, what paint scheme will look best, and what type of interior will be comfortable as well as eye catching. Each decision involves an investment of money and time. Often what seems plausible in the imagination fails in execution. And only after spending hours of time and thousands of dollars does it become clear that something’s not right. Street Machines: Classic, Muscle, Modern is the idea resource for anyone looking to build a powerful and stylish modified street machine.
Sue Elliott has been an automotive journalist for over 20 years. She’s been the editor of such publications as Overhaulin’: The Magazine, The Barrett-Jackson Experience, High Performance Pontiac, CollectorCarNet.com, EnjoyTheDrive.com, and The Hot Rod Power Club magazine, as well as serving as product information specialist and a spokesperson for SEMA. She has also written Automotive Custom Interiors in the Idea Book series. Sue lives in Napa Valley, California.