C5 Canyon Cruiser Photographed by Rich Masuda Model Jenny P.
months cover car features Joel Feingold's C5 and of course a beautiful
model Ms. Jenny Perez. Joel hails from Sunny Southern California
and is always more than anxious to talk about his awesome 1998 C5
Corvette. Joel has a very serious history with this fifth
generation screamer. Joel tells us that he has performed all of the
work on his C5 himself. His home hot rod garage is equipped with
a lift that has facilitated the beasts transformation.
is the original owner of the car. He told us that he purchased a
new exhaust system before he took possession of his new C5. He
stored the after market exhaust system on his living room floor before
it was installed . That would put a smile on anyone's wife.
told us that he enjoys dropping down his local mountain for the
occasional re-tune or rebuild at the local performance shop.
His previous Corvette was a regular visitor to the shop as it may have been abused a little. Joel's
C5 can best be described as an all-around car that does very well in
canyon runs, half and standing mile contest's as well as standard
road course events. The car has posted a standing mile top speed of
206.8 mph at Mojave.
blown C5 dynos out at 888 rear hp. The car incorporates many one off
custom features that includes extensive modifications to both the fuel
and cooling systems. These were necessary Joel runs his car at an
elevation of 5,500 ft.
LS engine in the C5 has a custom designed Walboro system with 450 pumps
in each tank and coolers front and back for the fuel. There are a total
of eight separate coolers on the car.