As the hobby continues to change and evolve, new flavors of automotive tastes have a way of slipping their way in. For example, when pro-touring first hit the scene some twenty years ago, nobody could have foreseen the popularity that it experiences today.
Currently dominated by classic ’60s musclecars, with a handful of today’s modern musclecars thrown in, there’s an escalating amount participants showing up to autocross challenges all over the country with 3rd-generation GM F-bodies – the 1982-1992 Chevy Camaro/Pontiac Firebird.
Once thought of as a “throwaway musclecar,” they’re now quickly becoming the best kept secret in the world of autocross; being light, affordable and incredibly well-handling. With companies like Detroit Speed recently offering upgraded suspension components for the ’80s-era pony car, they can become much more than we could have ever imagined.
“It’s great to see that the 3rd Gen F-Body car is becoming a more and more popular build choice from home garage builders to some of the largest builders in the country. We are really excited about the product line and what we have available. You are going to see a lot more of these cars on the street and competing at track events in the near future,” said Kyle Tucker, president and co-owner of Detroit Speed.
You can find the full line of Detroit Speed 1982-1992 F-Body products in Detroit Speed’s catalog 15.0 or on their website, www.detroitspeed.com.
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.