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Hello, my name is Chris McDonald.   From the time I was a little  I was tinkering with all sorts of motorized things.  I owe so much to my father  Lewis Lamar McDonald (1935-2003).  He gave me the inspiration, instruction, and ultimately the freedom to choose my path in life.   From Lego, Soap Box Derby, bicycles...and finally four wheeled fire breathing machines....I love to build and fix things.  While I have been abundantly blessed to build, own, and share some of the most amazing and inspirational machines around, what I have truly been blessed with is the journey along the way.  There are some amazing people from all walks of life that are passionate about cars.  While the cars will all one day end up in a scrap heap, it is the relationships we leave as a legacy for one another long after we are gone that really matter.    I am lucky to have the most beautiful and supportive wife in the world.  Now it is my turn to inspire, instruct, and ultimately give my son the freedom to start his journey through life.

I'm also a contributor to Amos Publishing - Automotive Enthusiast magazine.  I've consolidated many of my past articles that cover a wide range of automotive technical topics.  You can also learn more about  my novel - The Key to My Heart.  Please drop me a line if you have any questions.  Thanks for stopping by!


Jan 08
Modern Moddin Part 2.  The conclusion of our LS2 swap into a 1985 Corvette
Jun 08
Going Keyless
Installing a Keyless Entry into an early C4
Sept 08
Rack'em Up
Replacing the steering gear in an early C4
Dec 08
Still Acting Fuelish
Installing an Accel DFI Gen VII Thurster in a 1969 Vette
June 10
Not Another LS1 Swap...Swap
Part 1 of slamming a modern 8.1 Rat into a 69 Vette
July 10
Not Another LS1 Swap...Swap Part 2 - adding the brains and firing up the 8.1 Rat in a 1969 Vette
March/April 08
We tackle a subframe restoration on a 2nd Gen Trans Am
May/June 08
Restoring and improving a 2nd Gen Trans Am Steering
September/October 08
Installing a custom fit SURE fit Vintage Air in a 2nd Gen Trans Am
November/December 08
Maximum Overdrive - installing a Bowtie Overdrive 700R4 in a 2nd Gen Trans Am
May/June 09
Installing a new complete floor in a 1st Gen Firebird
(Project R)
November/December 09
Digital Revolution - Installing a Gen VII Thruster EFI on a 400 Poncho
August 10
We overhaul the rear brakes on an early Fiero
October 10
TH400 Swap in a 4th Gen Turbo Trans Am
September 10
Adding a 3 Point seatbelt and steam T in a LS powered 1969 Camaro
October 10
We apply a do-it-yourself truck bedliner and perform a clay bar and 2.0 paint treament to a Silverado
December 10
We test a mail order vs. live LS1 Dyno Tune
Project Resurrection!  See how a group of volunteers, sponsors, and donors have all come together to build a missionary machine!
Our stunning 1969 Corvette aka "Killer" in the Vette Magazine calendar - 2004
2010 Midwest Muscle Car Challenge!