By Tavis Highlander – Rendering by the Author

Vehicle: “Masq Supernova”

Owner: Joe Masquelier

When Joe Masquelier contacted me about drawing up his 1966 Nova project, I could tell that he had a solid vision already in his mind of what the car should be. The elements were all there and Joe was kind enough to let me link them together with some interesting design elements.

We started out by designing a custom hex-pattern grille insert and then moved around to the front fenders. A batch of front wheelwell vents were presented and we settled on a clean-looking carbon element that would be a custom layup. Sheetmetal hood vents, SPA Technique mirrors, and a custom rear spoiler round out the exterior.

Inside the cockpit, we designed a simple dash that center-mounts the Holley digital display. Custom-designed door panels with some carbon elements continue the spartan but interesting look of the interior.

Armed with a clean-cut design that illustrates his end goals, Joe is ready to unleash Schwartz Performance on the actual build!


1966 Chevy II Nova
Schwartz Performance built
Schwartz G-Machine chassis, Ford 9-inch, RideTech adjustable coilovers
Four-wheel Baer 6P brakes with Forgeline 18-inch Rebel wheels
Werner Motorsports Whipple supercharged LS3
1,009 hp, 876 lb-ft of torque
Holley Performance EFI and 12-inch Pro-Dash display
Bowler Performance Transmissions 4L80E
Dapper Lighting DRL headlights and LED accent lighting
Custom one-off billet components by Ricardo Galletas of RG Tech Services
Custom carbon-fiber spoiler and fender vents by Schwartz
Recaro Sportster seats
Billet Specialities wheels

Rendering by Tavis Highlander (Highlander Concept Rendering)
Instagram: @tavishighlander

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