Ride of the Month Contest for September 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 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 marble plaque, an official Jersey and a chance to compete for the 2013 Ride of the Year!
Tony Moller’s 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Representing the STA-BIL® Brand Fuel Treatments
This 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme became part of my family in 1980. I found it at a dealership and my Dad bought it. Thinking it was going to be my senior year High School car, that was quickly smashed when my Dad took it to Maine as a Summer car. The Cutlass Supreme stayed there for 19 years driven from June through September and garaged the rest of the year of season.
My Father passed away in 1998, and I traded a pocket watch to the Estate for this 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme! In 1999, the car came back to PA where I started an 8 year frame on restoration in my father’s memory. This ’72 Cutlass is a numbers matching car in original colors of Viking blue and white interior and convertible top.
I have been showing this amazing car since 2006 and it has won more than 60 awards.
Mike Jarvis’ 1977 Dodge Aspen R/T
Representing 104+ Octane Boost
1977 Dodge Aspen R/T Super Pac! I have been restoring this car for the last 3 years in my spare time.
This 1977 Dodge Aspen has: 360 C.I small block 727 3 speed auto 8 3/4 rear end with 2.76 gears The rear end, breaks, and front end have been rebuilt. I repaired all the rust and had it repainted. The entire frame has been treated with Eastwood rust treatment, and the inside of the frame rails have been rust treated. The wheels are summit wheels with 235-60-15’s on them. The car has a aftermarket digital gauge cluster installed and the seats were redone in a custom 2 tone gray. The rest of the interior is black.
Johnny Pappas’ 1957 Chevy Belair 2DR Hardtop Sports Coup
Representing Iso-HEET® Brand Fuel Treatments
I bought “Belle” 3 and 1/2 years ago. My father had a 1957 Chevy and I have fond memories of riding in the car on long trips. I have always wanted to buy a ’57 Belair but friends and family talked me out of it.One day when I entered my classic motorcycle in a car/bike show, I talked to a couple that had a 1940 Chevy masters coupe that was modernized but stil kept its old school looks. I knew thats what I wanted. When I bought Belle, she was about the biggest lemon you could drive.
Now my 1957 Chevy Belair is a super dependable car loaded with many options that include a ZZ4 GM 350 crate engine, 700R4 transmission, Ford “9 rear with 3.73 gears, A/C, P/S, 4 wheel power disc brakes, classic instrument gauges, reproduction radio with 10 Cd changer, 120 watt pioneer kickpanel speakers and 200 watt rear speakers, Flowmaster mufflers, custom 3” exhuast pipes, Super competition hooker headers,Holly 670 Ultra Avenger carb, Edlebrock RPM performer air gap intake manifold. Now she really rocks!
Danny Phillips’ 1995 MTD Ranch King
Representing Start Your Engines!® Fuel System Revitalizer
I built my Cool Ride myself starting with a 1995 MTD Ranch King riding lawnmower.
My racing mower has a modified 12 hp Briggs and Stratton engine that will reach speeds of up to 35-40 mph.
It has a modified carburetor and aluminum flywheel as well as a reinforced frame. It is dedicated to the memory of the 343 firefighters and first responders who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. All 343 names appear on the mower.
I run with the United States Lawn Mower Racing Association and will be traveling to several states to races this summer.
Jack Long’s 1954 MG TF 1500
Representing 303® Products
My car is a 1554 MG TF-1500 built on September 22, 1954. It is a numbers-matching car with its original “XPEG” engine, featuring twin sidedraft carburetors and a 4 speed gearbox.
The TF was the last of the hand-built MGs displaying the traditional square-rigged MG bodywork with suicide doors. The 1954 MG TF is basically a 1930’s car built in the fifties, and has a very vintage character when driving. The body is framed in ash wood with the metal paneling wrapped around the wood and held in place with brass nails.
Most MG cars of this era were built for export to help England’s balance of trade as it recovered from World War II. Sold new in the San Francisco Bay area, this 1954 MG TF returned to England in 1990 with 88 other MG T series cars on the New England MG-T Register’s Circuit of Britain, where it successfully traveled the length and breadth of England and Scotland over a three week period!
Its a delightful little survivor of a long-past era when the best sports cars in the world came from England.
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