Pro Street is as much an effort in speed as it is in style. It’s an in-your-face mashup of monster engines, massive tires, and a not-so-subtle look that proclaims, “MOVE!” The style began in the ’80s, and not as a fashion statement but with the top racing tech of the time—Pro Stock—only repurposed for the road. Big horsepower begets bigger tires, and that was simply how it was done. As the craze spread and evolved, it took on a new life with vibrant paint schemes and too-big-is-just-right powertrains. Nitrous, turbos, and blowers were all welcome … sometimes in tandem.
While much of the muscle car world has shifted to big wheels, taught tires, and top-of-the-line suspensions, there are still a select few that favor the king-of-the-road royalty that is any Pro Street car. Among them are Denny Terzich Sr. and his son Denny Terzich Jr.
“I’ve always liked Pro Street,” said Terzich Sr. “A couple years back everybody was saying Pro Street’s dead, but I go to shows and cruises and it’s coming back.” “My dad’s always loved it,” said Terzich Jr. “I do, too, but he’s just a fanatic about it.”