Video: UMI Performance’s “Green Machine” In Action

Pro-Touring has more definitions than a dictionary. Generally a Pro-Touring car is built to handle on the street, but more importantly the track. When we think of Pro-Touring, the first image that comes to mind is a 1969 Camaro going around a corner. Just about any car can be made into a Pro-Touring machine, but some are more popular than others.

UMI Performance has applications for the popular Camaro and Mustang platforms. However when the time came to pick up a car to beat up at the track, they decided to go down a road less traveled. They didn’t pick up a Camaro, Chevelle, or even a Nova. They went with Monte Carlo. To make the situation worse, they went with a 1979 model, which is even less popular. The icing on the cake was this car is baby puke green, inside and out.

Affectionately named “The Green Machine,” UMI set out to make this Monte Carlo handle just as good as any other Pro-Touring machine. Watching the video above, we see that they accomplished just that. Using nothing but their own bolt-on suspension, this car handles likes it’s on rails. This video is from the 2014 Syracuse Nationals, where there was a host of other cars competing. Even with cars on the track with over $100,000 dumped into them, The Green Machine was keeping pace.

None other than Brian Finch piloted the car, and he’s won his fair share of autocross events. Ramey Womer, UMI’s in-house engineer did win second place for the weekend. Not only does he design the suspension, he puts it to the test as well!

UMI has done a great job designing their suspension and making The Green Machine a true road machine. This car is ever evolving as they find new ways to tweak it, so make sure to check back for more!

 

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Tim King

Tim grew up in the garage with his Father. From those early years grew a passion for anything with a motor. Helping his Dad and brother restore a '67 Nova is what fueled Tim’s passion for cars. At the age of 15 he bought his first car, a 1966 Chevelle which he still owns to this day. That car started his journey into the automotive world where he’s done just about everything, from being an auto mechanic to an aftermarket Sales Manager. Not only is he a gear head, but he also holds two Bachelors degrees from Cal State San Bernardino.
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