May 2016 Ride of the Month Contest
Each month the Cool Rides Online team and sponsors select FIVE cool rides to feature. The featured cars, trucks and bikes will each receive an award and care package filled with products valued at over $150. The featured rides compete against each other via online poll for the honor of being chosen as the Cool Rides Online, Ride of the Month! The ride of the month winner will receive a personalized award, additional apparel/product prizes and a chance to compete for the 2016 Ride of the Year!
William Wonder 1970 Plymouth Barracuda
Representing the STA-BIL® Brand Fuel Treatments
1970 U-Code ‘Cuda (375 h.p. 440 4 bbl.). I purchased this car in October of 1990 in western South Dakota. . .it had been stored in a barn since 1982 and was still wearing that year plates. The tires were bald, plug wires cracked, rusty and leaking exhaust, it had a rubber fuel line running to a Holley carburetor, big A** solid-lifter camshaft, and we had to jump start it, but drove it 550 miles home at 65 miles per hour across the entire state of South Dakota. A South Dakota car, it was sold new in Sioux Falls at Ryan Motors and was originally a dealer demonstrator (coded Y13 on the build sheet) driven by Bob Ryan’s wife for the first 3,000 miles or so. 1970 was the only year of the E-Body you could get the 440 4 bbl. engine and just 618 hardtops were built with the Torqueflite automatic (334 with a 4-speed) making them actually rarer than a 440-6 car! After a ‘clean up’ and driving, collecting parts, trim, accessories and even showing the car over the past 12 years, it went into the shop in March of 2002 for some much needed attention. The ‘Cuda came home in February of 2003 looking like this! Options include ps, pb, Hemi suspension, Rallye 3-speaker dash, AM-FM Thumbwheel Multiplex Radio, ‘Fish Cap’ Rimblow Steering Wheel, Leather interior, Floor Console, Overhead Console, A21 code Elastomeric ‘Rubber’ front bumper Pkg. Dual Chrome Rallye Racing Mirrors, Belt Moldings, ‘Fish Gill’ Rocker Moldings, Wheel Lip Moldings, SHAKER hood, Black Vinyl Top, Black ‘Hockey Stick’ Stripes, and I’ve added the rear Go-Wing Spoiler (the car originally came with a Luggage Rack!), Front ‘Chin’ Spoilers, and Rear Window Louvers and a console-mounted Factory Cassette Player. I’ve also replaced the solid-lifter cam with a milder (yet still ‘rumpy’) hydraulic stick, removed the original big tube (’70’s vintage) headers and replaced them with coated Hedman’s and added 2 1/4″ exhaust all the way back with 40 Series Flowmaster Mufflers and the factory exhaust tips through the rear valance. It also came from the factory with 14″ Magnum 500 Road Wheels, but now runs 15 x 8″ and 14 x 6″ Cragar S/S wheels on P275 60R 15 and P235 60R 14 B.F. Goodrich T/A Radials.
David Liesch 1970 Dodge Superbee
Representing 104+ Octane Boost
This is my sublime green all numbers matching 1970 Superbee. It has a 383 magnum with a pistol grip 4 speed manual and bench seat. The last year they were based on the Coronet body style. Then they went to the Charger platform. The car was rotisserie restored 5 years ago. I’ve had the car for 3 years now. I’ve wanted one since my older brother had one just like this when I was a kid.
Timothy Woolard 1967 Pontiac Firebird
Representing Iso-HEET® Brand Fuel Treatments
This bird was a Diamond in the rough .I found the bird stored in a garage with an old mattress and clothes on it. The car was in rough shape, but the car was all original model with matching number. It was a no brainer to proceed in restoring it to showroom condition. This comes with 396 4BC Traction bars on left and right 4 Speed Muncie 20 Manual steering manual brakes disc in front of drums in rear end is UW 3.55 locking safety track. I hope every one likes it.
Ricke Ruben 1929 Ford Model A
Representing Start Your Engines!® Fuel System Revitalizer
Ford Model A street rod with a 350 Chevy crate motor. TCI frame with Pete and Jakes front axle. Chrome front suspension & rear coil overs. What a hoot to drive!
Roger Brown 1971 Dodge Dart
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