Car Guy Confessions E29

With Jeff Smith, Steve Strope and Cam Benty

Presented by ARP

Project X is the longest-running magazine project car and Car Guy Cam Benty sits with its original patron, George Elliott. The transformation and fame of the yellow 1957 Chevrolet is traced from a driveway project car to a horsepower test mule and its rebirth by Chevrolet. George shares a few secrets of Project X including it being stolen and recovered and what the car’s original color actually was, hint, it’s not yellow.

The most recent version of Project X is the controversial EV swap performed before SEMA 2021 with an electric motor from GM. While fitting with its ‘test mule’ heritage, it was a move that has made many die-hard hot rod fans groan. 

Visit for all of your engine fastener and hardware needs.

Subscribe to Classic Truck Performance, All-Chevy Performance, and Modern Rodding magazines and the rest of In the Garage Media’s content at

Checkout performance shocks and coilovers from Aldan American and use the discount code CARGUY10 for 10% off at

For more automotive videos and TV shows, visit Auto Revolution at

Get the parts and gear seen on our videos

Watch episodes on Amazon Prime and Tubi TV