VIDEO: Heidts Equipped 1967 Nova Slays at Track Day

The Heidts Automotive Group has been at the top of their game in performance engineering for over three decades. Their suspension and chassis solutions offer you a chance to modernize and improve your suspension. In a demonstration of how well they are able to do this, Heidts puts their cars on the track to show off what their catalog is capable of at the WAI event in Milwaukee, WI.

Components by Heidts are made for both enthusiasts and professional builders. Both the 1967 Chevy Nova the and 1999 Chevy Camaro demonstrate that perfectly in this track day video. The team is looking for some good times out of both of the cars, but can the Nova hang with the newer track mate?

Amy Dayton in the Nova runs first, and really puts into perspective how much potential these cars have with the right upgrades. It may have the muscle car look, but it handles like a modern day track champ. It has zero problems negotiating around the cones, and the driver doesn’t seem to struggle one bit.

When the Camaro takes over, the trained F-Body eye will notice the differences in the how this machine handles right away. Vaughn West, Heidts Senior Engineer, is behind the wheel, and he probably knows this car better than anyone. It does experience times of fishtailing and as the car is overpowering itself through a few turns, but when it’s on its game, the high-end suspension efficiency shows.

The Nova finishes up the video with a seamless pass through the autocross course, something a stock suspension Nova with 435 horsepower wouldn’t be able to accomplish. While this isn’t a competition between the two cars, the Nova was definitely pretty impressive. All things considered, it would have been easy to discount the car based on its age and bulky aerodynamics, but it was gliding through the whole way.

Elizabeth Puckett is a seasoned writer and hardcore gearhead. She was born with motor oil in her blood and a passion for everything that goes fast, especially if it’s also loud and smells of race gas. When her own LS build doesn’t consume her time, she is happy to go visit local performance shops, or do research on interesting industry news.
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