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Pro-Touring is a style of classic muscle car with enhanced suspension components, brake system and aesthetics, including many of the amenities of a new performance car. These modified muscle cars have been developed to function as well as, or to surpass, the capabilities of the foremost modern performance vehicles. Pro-Touring cars are intended to be driven. Whether they are driven on the street, the race track, the drag strip, or through cones at an auto-cross is of no difference. Regardless of the location, pro-touring cars are destined to be driven. Credit for coining the term ‘Pro-Touring' itself to define the emerging genre is attributed to Mark Stielow, GM Program Engineering Manager, Car Craft magazine’s Tech Editor Jeff Smith, heading up Chevy High Performance magazine at the time. Mark Stielow can take credit for helping grow the new concept through his own projects such as the white 1969 Chevrolet Camaro known as Tri-Tip that competed in the One Lap of America in 1993; the Camaro was covered and created a surge in interest, once the term was put in print, it stuck.

Since that time, Stielow has built a number of trailblazing Chevrolet Camaros with names like "The Mule," "Red Devil" and "Mayhem," many of which have graced the covers of some of the industry's most beloved publications, including Hot Rod magazine, Car Craft magazine, Popular Hot Rodding magazine, further fueling the pro-touring trend. There is no rule that says pro-touring machines have to be built from any particular car platform or car model. However, pony cars are the most popular type used; the perennial favorite model is the Chevrolet Camaro with the Chevrolet Camaro cars being the preferred choice for builders, with the Chevrolet Camaro reaching new levels of popularity these days. Other cars known to have been used are the De Tomaso Pantera. Car tuning Hot rod Preservation and restoration of automobiles Vehicle modification

All Fall Down (comics)

All Fall Down is a 2011 six-issue American comic book written by Casey Jones, edited by William Marks, illustrated by a host of artists including Jason Reeves, Gian Fernando, Brian Brinlee, Anvit Randeria, Cirque Studios, Pericles Junior. It was published by Arcana Studios; the comic explores what happens to superheroes and supervillains who irrevocably lose their powers, deals with the notions of death and loss. Early in its production, the book was funded through crowd-sourced fundraising site Kickstarter. Thirteen-year-old Sophie Mitchell just accidentally stole every superpower known to man, she can't give them back. The world must now make do without their most powerful heroes, a team known as The Pantheon, the heroes themselves must come to terms with their changing identities, a looming threat that appears. Shelfari Page Amazon Page