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Nickey, Nickey, Nickey – Nickey Chevrolet!

What would really be amazing is if you could take your muscle car into a shop and have it tuned up by one of the legendary muscle car mechanics of the ’60s. Well, guess what? You can!

Don Swiatek was considered “The Man” by Chicago Chevy enthusiasts back in the ’60s. In that era, Don was the High-Performance Manager at N-I-C-Backwards “K”-E-Y Chevrolet in Chicago. He was about equally adept at tricking out a ’55 Chevy Two-ten Del Ray coupe for drag racing or making a 427 big-block Biscayne run strong in the Stoplight Grand Prix.

Now, Don is back at Nickey Chicago, a revival of the old muscle dealership. It was a few years ado that enthusiast Steve Bimbi found out the rights to the legendary Nickey name were for sale. Steve was not only smart enough to grab the backwards-“K” logo, he also hired Don Swiatek back to work for him.

Find out more about Nickey Chicago at www.nickeychicago.net. Or call (630) 561-1215 and talk to “The Man.” The new Nickey is in St. Charles, Ill., and it’s becoming “Supercar Headquarters” for the Midwest.

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