Meet the contestants for Cool Ride of the Month – June 2013
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 will then 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 will receive a personalized marble plaque, an official Pit Crew Jersey and a chance to compete for the Ride of the Year!
Bill Collopy’s 1955 Chevy Bel Air
Representing the STA-BIL® Brand Fuel Treatments
“Modern Nostalgia” 1955 Chevy convertible; 383 stroker w/ 485 hp; 3″ ss exhaust w coated block hugger headers; Englise eight stack EFI fuel injection; 700 R4 trans w stall speed and o.d.; Vintage heat and air, tilt wheel, Classic insturments gage cluster; Hidden stereo w i pod; Billet Turbine wheels; Nitto 555 Extreme ZR tires; Wilwood discs; stainless fuel cell and brake lines, 12 bolt posi w 3:73 gears, Heidts polished components w coil overs and 2″ drop spindels, CPP stering, complete LED lighting upgrade, remote trunk, remote operated gas filler access in tail light; stock appearing custom interior; beautiful, custom blend; “roarnge” and “old man tan” PPG paint.
The engine compartment is like fine jewelry, smoothed firewall and all billet aluminum components w hidden wiring. Tan canvas power top. Too many extras to list. Car has won many awards including a “Top Twenty” at the World of Wheels in Chicago and 996 at national Chevy show and 997 at CCMC show. Truly an “Awesome 55”
Mike Williamson’s 1969 Ford Talladega
Representing 104+ Octane Boost
This is a 1969 Ford Talladega. The production figure of this model was 754 and available in 3 colors. This body was built for NASCAR. To my knowledge, there are about 200 Talladegas accounted for. Mine is Wimbledon White. All cars had a 428FE/w/C6 transmission. This one has been in my family since new. My brother bought in it March 1970, with my dad cosigning for the purchase. It was given to me in 1984. I have the Warranty Card with dad’s and the dealer owner’s signature and 2 original keys.
I located the build sheet under the driver’s seat cushion atop the springs. Since ’84, I have been working on it or having work done, including body work, some upholstery (75% is original) and a drivetrain rebuild to retain numbers matching status.
This was a driver and it weathered New Jersey winters for 15 years and accumulated its fair share of rust. I have to admit I did not have the engine, trans or rear rebuilt to stock specs which necessitates the use of “104+” octane boost. Current mileage is 77,00
Allan Kruse’ 1962 Ford Falcon
Representing Iso-HEET® Brand Fuel Treatments
This is a car that I bought for $300 in 1974. It had a 170ci six cyl. in it. Through the years it has gone from being a 6cyl to having a 351ci cleveland motor stuffed in it as a gasser with an axle front end to what it is today.
It now has a 302ci motor, C-4 trans, and a ford 9 inch rearend w/ a mustang 2 frontend . It has Vintage A/C and power windows. Front seats are out of a mustang mach 1. center console is hand made with koa wood trim around it w/ a lokar shifter. It has Boyd magneto 17″ rims on it w/ front disc brakes and 9″ drums on the rear.
All the work was done in my garage at home (body work, Paint etc). This car has been featured in a Hawaii 5-0 episode. It has also won 1st in its class in the Hawaii Mustang Madness show for three years ( 2008, 2009,2011)
Jeremy Nylander’s 2003 Harley Davidson FXSTI
Representing Start Your Engines!® Fuel System Revitalizer
Clem Sevde’s 1969 Buick GS Stage-1 Convertible
Representing 303® Products
I have owned this Buick GS Stage-1 since 2001. It is one of only 77 convertibles built for 1969 with a manual 4-speed. It was raced in 1970-71 at some of the famous East coast drag strips: Islip, Lebanon Valley, Utica, Island Raceway, etc. The original dragway decals are still attached to the right rear quarter window. My wife and I cruise in the car freqently, and I attend shows and week night drive-in events.
The GS Club of America claims there are very few of these left on the road today.
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