Ride of the Month Contest: February 2016
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!
Jerry Fiereck 1941 Ford Super Deluxe
Representing the STA-BIL® Brand Fuel Treatments
351 Cleveland Trans Lincoln 4 speed Overdrive Mustang II Rack & Pinion W/ overdrive 327 Lincoln rear end 1959 Chev Dashboard Cadillac Center console Chevy Silverado Overhead Console Power Windows, Doors, Seats,& Power Steering 3 inch Chopped Top Frenched Head Lights & Tail Lights Shaved Doors, Hood, & Trunk 2013 Ford Fusion Silver 5 coats Clear.
Jim Palmer 1966 Pontiac GTO
Representing 104+ Octane Boost
My son found this car in a pole barn in northern Idaho three and one half years ago. The body was in great condition with only minor rust. The engine, transmission and interior were in sad shape. My whole family had a hand in rebuilding the car. It now looks and drives as it did when new. This past summer the car was entered in various shows and won eight awards including Peoples Choice. It is a PHS documented 4-speed, tri-power 389.
Orion Bennett 1966 Dodge A100
Representing Iso-HEET® Brand Fuel Treatments
Deep metal flake paint, shaved door handles, red white and blue theme continues inside … stock slant six for time being …. but if I can find a place to do it and someone to help, I hope to put a stock 360 in it within the year.
Barry Kremling 1966 Chevy El Camino
Representing Start Your Engines!® Fuel System Revitalizer
This is my 1966 El Camino with: SS trim, SS wheels, 454 Engine and Auto Trans. The interior is all black, sport version of the 66 bucket seats, after market gauges, floor console and shifter. Color is 2009 Chevy Silverado Blue Granite.
Richard Sandford 1953 Chevy 3100
Representing 303® Products:
This is our 1953 1/2 Ton Chevy Pickup Owned by Rick & Sylvia Sandford – Ione, Oregon This is my high school sweetheart after being restored a second time due to carburetor backfire in 1998. I originally did a frame up restoration back in 1988. While being stripped apart, I came across a 1950 5-window cab and decided to use it as I liked the driver side vent, along with the wing windows. I also decided to convert the truck to a 4×4 using a 1966 1/2-ton closed knuckle front end, shortened on the left side 3.5″ to match the original frame spring width. While I was at it, I added power steering. Prior to when the carburetor fire struck the old girl, I drove the truck as a daily driver. After the fire, I parked the truck up the canyon on the family farm and it was in January of 2012 that I decided to strip her down and do a full blown frame up restoration AGAIN. The engine is a 350 SBC with a 465 transmission and 221 Rockwell transfer case. The rear differential is a 12 bolt 3.73 posi-traction and the front is a Dana 44 with 3.73 limited slip, which have all been rebuilt. I upgraded the front again with a newer Dana 44 with open knuckles and disc brakes, as I upgraded the brake system to power brakes. The color of the truck is HUGGER ORANGE. I bought a totally new bed with wood and stainless hardware from Mar-K products out of Oklahoma. I also bought new front and rear fenders. Every nut and bolt has been changed out and all the original parts have been bead blasted, primed and repainted or powder coated. There’s a new wiring harness & Dolphin gauges, along with a newer radio that fits in the original location. In addition, I upgraded the windshield wipers to electric. The truck was finished March of 2013. I took it to a local car show in July of 2013 and won first in its class & then the “KING of the BLUES”, top dog as you will. That was the only show I took it to in 2013. I have taken the truck to several shows in 2014(14) & 2015(27) placing in almost all of them. This truck has been in the family since the 1960’s and I plan on handing it down to my daughters.
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