Ride Of The Month Contest: July 2014
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 2014 Ride of the Year!
Shawn Sherrill’s 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle 300 Deluxe
Representing the STA-BIL® Brand Fuel Treatments
I have owned this ’65 Chevy Chevelle since January 1993 bought as a project for myself. In 1994, it was put on hold as me and my wife started our family, changed jobs and bought a house. The build continues in 2007 and then became a father and sons project. Everything except the body and paint on this car was built by my two sons and myself. It has a 496BBC pushing around 600hp assembled by my oldest son and I, coupled to a Muncie 4 speed and a 9″ rear with 3:50 gears. The interior was my first and completely done by my youngest son and I. This has been a great experience working on and showing this vehicle with my sons. It has brought us closer as a family and helped teach my sons a love for classic cars and how to work on them.
Don Dames 1970 Chevy 2-Door Nova
Representing 104+ Octane Boost
This 1970 Chevy Nova is one of kind 6-cyl. Was being built as a V-8 with Air, they put on the Custom Trim package with tinted glass all around. V-8 front springs. This was an end of year production built August 1970, when they realized they needed a 6-cyl in Green Mist Ird. They just dropped the 6-cyl in it leaving the V-8 springs making the car sit up in the front end. This car sat in the garaged for almost 25 years, I got it with 31,000 miles on it. There were three dents in it, they were removed and repainted in the stock color. All the body flaws from the factory were left alone. This car is over 85% original including the vinyl top, interior, engine, Trans, & drive train. In the past 10 years I have put on 11,500 miles.
Bill Reeves 1933 WILLYS 77
Representing Iso-HEET® Brand Fuel Treatments
I took the car on the 2008 Hot Rod Power Tour, I did the whole thing without any trouble. Tilt front end with suicide doors.
Chuck Heusinger 1969 Chevelle Malibu
Representing Start Your Engines!® Fuel System Revitalizer
My wife bought this 1969 Chevelle Malibu for me in 1982 for our 10th anniversary. I’ve always wanted a 69 Chevelle since I first saw them as a kid in 1969. Mine was originally Orange w/black top. I just got it back a week ago after an exterior restoration and repaint. Black interior, buckets, console, TH 350 w/shift kit, 300 HP 350 cu.in., power front discs, Edelbrock manifold, Edelbrock 600 carb, hi-perf cam, headers, flowmaster exhaust. Black with cyber gray stripes. Owned it for 32 years!
Alan Lantz 1957 Ford Thunderbird
When many shops would simply fiberglass in custom body mods, this 1957 Ford Thunderbird has an all-steel body that has been dropped onto an Art Morrison Air Ride custom chassis. Looking at that original hood scoop, there is a reason its seeing a little bit more altitude with this build, and thats because of the low-profile Weiand 174 blower that is bolted to the 302 Ford Racing crate motor. Lantz said the engine hasn’t been dynoed, but bench racing guesstimates has it right around 500 ponies. DSC00750The Ford small block was mated to a TCI Street Fighter C4 transmission and dropped down into the powdercoated frame. Keeping things a little old school, Lantz has a 600 cfm Holley carburetor feeding his blown Bird, with an MSD ignition keeping the spark alive. Power through the C4 is delivered to the Ford 9-inch rearend with 3.50:1 gears turning a set of 18-inch BF Goodrich tires on Boyd Coddington wheels out back; the front wheel/tire combination comes in at an inch smaller in diameter.
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