Ride of the Month Contest for August 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!
Tom Moore’s 1951 Hudson Hornet
Representing the STA-BIL® Brand Fuel Treatments
I have owned this car for 18 years. I wanted to put an all Mopar drivetrain in it (500 cid 440 EFI engine, 727 auto w/gear vendors od/ud unit, 3.91 8 3/4 posi). The car was under construction then stalled.
After sitting for a few years, my daughter Taylor decided I needed help completing the ’51 so she sent in an application to Search-Restore on Powerblock TV.
To our surprise, Tim Strange and his crew from the show showed up at our door to pick up our 1951 Hudson Hornet to restore! The crew of over 40 people built this car in 20 days!
They chopped the top 2″ in the front 2 1/2″ in the back, retaining the 1951 only original back window, louvered hood,5 5 olds headlites, shaved handles, modified rear wheelwells, smoothed body+rounded body panels, 39 linclon zephyr tail lites. The front bumper was peaked+smoothed while rear bumper was welded into one piece w/55 chevy bumper guards. AirRide E-PRO system, Fatman MustangII front suspension connected to a chrome Ididit column w/58 impala steering wheel. There isn’t enough room to list it all…
Gary & Deb Gorman’s 1942 Chevy Truck
Representing 104+ Octane Boost
We worked this truck hard for 25 years towing and hauling. Racing has always been a part of it’s life. Brought from 14:50’s to 12:20’s quarter-mile ET’s in weight reduction alone. Has been retired from it’s work life the past five years (have owned it 30 years altogether).
It is now a street cruiser at low 11 second ET’s with a 496 cu in motor with 2-500 cfm-afb carbs, 350 turbo and 411 gear. Can be seen on you tube – Gary Gorman’s Rat Rod or Facebook – “Stormin’ Gorman” “The War Horse” has been featured in “Renegade Magazine” and “Chops Magazine”.
It is currently being filmed for TV with George Denson’s “Hot Rods, Customs and Classics”. It has 23 straight round wins in a row at “New Smyrna Speedway” Vintage Arm Drop Drags in Florida. Had it’s first race ever at the famous “US 30 Dragstrip” in Indiana, also raced “Byron Dragway” in Illinois, “Union Grove” Wisconsin. Has been driven to and raced at”Atco Dragstrip” New Jersey. Presently races at “Gainesville Raceway” and “Speedworld” FL
Dave Lakatos’ 1955 Chevrolet 210
Representing Iso-HEET® Brand Fuel Treatments
1955 Chevy 210 Pro Street, Pump Gas 468 Big Block, 4 Bolt Mains, Callies Billet Crank, Crower Billet Rods, Arias Pistons, Total Seal Rings, Aluminum Heads, Full Roller Valve Train, Titan Oil Pump, Dan Olsen Oil Pan, 2 Edelbrock 4 Barrel Carbs, MSD Ignition, 2 1/2″ Hooker Headers, Engine Builds 650+ Horsepower, TH400 Trans, 3000 Stall Convertor, Narrowed Ford 9″ Posi with 3.90 Gears, Billet Specialties Wheels, 15 x 6 Front and 15 x 15 Rear, Hoosier Tires, 20 Gallon Fuel Cell, Duel Batteries, The 55 is a total custom build from the ground up.
Chris Weldon’s 2012 Polaris Victory Cross Country Tour
Representing Start Your Engines!® Fuel System Revitalizer
I traded my Harley in and got my Victory this last Sept. It was white and already was suffering from rock chips. My Harley was customized, by me, and so I dove in and got started customizing this one too!
It stands out in a crowd and is very ride-able. No trailer queen or garage queen bike here!!!
Spray it down, wipe the chrome and back on the road. It is my daily ride…year round as long as the ice is not around!
Jim Dunbrack’s 2000 Plymouth Prowler
Representing 303® Products
2000 Plymouth Prowler with custom paint by Overall Custom… 348 hours of body and airbrush work including total airbrush under the hood.
This car has 135,000 km and is driven everyday except in the winter.. many one off items in this car… history can be found at www.prowlerfromhell.com
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