the staff of Motorsport Marketing
the staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
5/26/16 12:58 p.m.

Story by Liz Miles Photos as credited

Most people imagine vintage pony cars doing one of three things: participating in a vintage race, preparing for a trip down the quarter mile, or gleaming on the show field.

Over the last two decades, a huge movement has been changing those conceptions: Enthusiasts are creating roadworthy vintage pony cars that can accelerate, turn and brake better than their modern counterparts. The formula is called pro touring, and it uses today’s technology to infuse vintage machines with modern performance.

Sure, many of us fantasize about buying that 100-point 1969 Camaro offered on the auction block, but are we ready to live with drum brakes, a three-speed transmission and a complete lack of modern air conditioning? The sad truth is that a new Honda Accord not only offers more comfort, but better performance, too.

The right aftermarket package, however, can turn yesterday’s performance cars into today’s world-beaters. That’s where the pro touring mentality comes in.

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Bobzilla
Bobzilla UltimaDork
5/26/16 2:15 p.m.

Last weekend I got to see this first hand as about 80 pro-touring cars came out to Terre HAute to auto-x. Amazing day.

bentwrench
bentwrench Dork
5/26/16 2:55 p.m.

I have one for sale.

53 Studebaker Commander project Morrison frame and lots more.

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