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1970 Ford Maverick

Owner(s): Chase Spencer

City / State: Monroe, Iowa

Club: Goodguys, ISRA

Builder: Chase Spencer(myself)

Engine details: 302 CI, 1996 Mercury Mountaineer block with 1988 F-150 heads

Carburetor: Holley 600cfm 4 barrel with Lokar throttle cable

Headers: Hooker Competition Headers 6901HKR

Exhaust / mufflers: Flowmaster FlowFX 71226

Transmission: Borg-Warner T5 (1997 Mustang) with MalWood USA hydraulic clutch setup

Rear-end / ratio: Ford 8.8 rear end / 3.0 rear gears

Front suspensions: stock 1970 Maverick

Front Brakes: 10in. drum from 1971 Maverick Grabber

Rear suspension: stock air shocks and leaf springs

Rear brakes: 10in. drum from 1971 Maverick Grabber

Wheels: 2017 Mustang 17x7.5

Body modifications: Original gas tank swapped to 1966 Mustang 16 gallon tank

Hood: Stock 1971 Maverick Grabber

Paint type / color: Faded Ford, "Thanks Vermillion" with Rust-Oleum accents

Gauges: Equus

Interior goodies: Ignition on dash(only Mavericks made in 1969 have that)

Custom pieces: 3D printed window cranks with Maverick logo on them, and custom center console.

Awards: 

"Young Guys" award at 2021 Pella Bologna Nationals in Pella, IA

Top 25 at Old Settlers Car Show in Monroe, IA

Cool story: 

When I was planning out what I wanted this car to be I decided I wanted a manual transmission. I had never driven a car with a manual and when the time came to drive it I assumed that I would be able to drive it first try. How hard could it be right? The first time I drove it was not a great experience. I killed it multiple times, grinded some things, and tried to figure out the quirks of a new build. I kept thinking, "I spent how much to make this move under its own power and I can't even drive it?!" Then after a couple days of practice it clicked and it was one of the greatest feelings of achievement I have ever felt. 

1940 Plymouth Coupe

Owner(s): Jeff and Holly Spencer

City / State: Monroe, Iowa

Club: No car club

Builder: Jeff Spencer(myself)

Engine details: 318 CI, 1972 Dodge

Carburetor: Carter AFB 4 barrel

Headers: Stock manifolds

Exhaust / mufflers: Cherry bombs

Transmission: 727 Torque Flight

Rear-end / ratio: 1972 Dodge

Front suspensions: Stock 1940 Plymouth

Front Brakes: Stock drum 1940 Plymouth

Rear suspension: Eaton leaf springs

Rear brakes: Stock drums 1970 Dodge

Wheels: 14in. Western Wheels

Body modifications: None

Hood: Stock 1940 Plymouth

Paint type / color: Dupont Black Primer / Purple Pearl Paint

Gauges: Autometer

Interior goodies: 

Custom pieces:

Awards: 

Best Unfinished

Cool story: 

When I got to paint the design it has currently, I was able to use a friend's garage. My dad helped me shoot the black, taped off the flames, and I shot the paint on the back. Taping off the flames was a collaboration off all the friends and family that stopped by during the process. My wife also came out to help and see the madness of flames:)

1973 Chevrolet Camaro RS

Owner(s): Bob and Karen Spencer

City / State: Pella, IA

Club: Resurrected Tin, ISRA, NSRA, Goodguys

Builder: Bob Spencer

Engine details: 355 cubic in., 1974 Chevy, Voodoo camshaft, Summit Racing heads

Carburetor: Demon on AirGap polished intake

Headers: Sanders Ceramic

Exhaust / mufflers: Owner designed dual with twin MEGs out center rear

Transmission: Saginaw 4 speed

Rear-end / ratio: 3:01 Posi

Front suspensions: Lowered with QA1 adjustable shocks, 1 5/16" sway bar

Front Brakes: Stock discs

Rear suspension: Stock

Rear brakes: Stock drums

Wheels: American Racing Salt Flat Specials

Body modifications: Owner designed ground effects

Hood: Flamed with opening for intake scoop

Paint type / color: Medium metallic orange with subtle flames

Gauges: Elec. Summit Racing

Interior goodies: Pioneer 100 Watt, 10" subwoofer, custom interior panels by Linda VanKooten Upholstery

Custom pieces: Trunk divider panel, piston dipstick, windshield mount Pro Tachometer, changed taillights to Dual lights

Awards: 

Picture on Hot Rod cover(August 1992) with article

Cool story:
-Order / bought new in fall of 1972 from White Way Auto Pella, IA

-Only ticketed twice for speeding in 54 years!

-One owner stock engine on stand with 68,000 miles on it

-Owner painted, built engine, built custom ground effects

-First 70,000 miles were wife driven with 3 kids as an everyday driver in the winter and summer!

1939 Chevrolet Coupe

Owner(s): Bob and Karen Spencer

City / State: Pella, IA

Club: Resurrected Tin, ISRA, NSRA, Goodguys

Builder: Bob Spencer

Engine details: 396 cubic in., 1967 Chevy / crane fireball cam / ported heads

Carburetor: 750 Edelbrock on polished Offenhauser dual plane intake

Headers: Hand built fender well by owner

Exhaust / mufflers: dual 2 1/2in. with Continentals and 3" x 3" stainless

Transmission: Turbo 400/ 3,000 convertor / B&M shift kit

Rear-end / ratio: 3:36 Posi

Front suspensions: MAS 6" drop straight axle

Front Brakes: 1949 Chevy drum

Rear suspension: 1960s AMC leaf springs

Rear brakes: 1964 drum

Wheels: US slotter wheels with Sun Spec Knock-offs

Body modifications: Wood running boards, 5ft. ladder / slider bars, Custom front and rear bar bumpers

Hood: stock with subtle flames

Paint type / color: Yellow translucent with two-tone flames

Gauges: SW gauges in a custom wood dash

Interior goodies: Clarion 9500TB, Wedge Pioneer Speaker, cool 3rd brake light with flying eyeball

Custom pieces: wood insert dash, seats, shifter panels, inner fender fabricated in aluminum

Awards: 

1986 Street Rodder Magazine featured car / Cowtown Nationals

Cool story: 

-92,000+ miles on the car by owner(13mpg:)

-Was on vacation with a pop up camper in tow when shot for the magazine article(Cowtown Nationals)

-Won its class in 2007 at Eddyville Dragway

-Hauled 2 adults and 3 kids all over the country to car shows and survived a hail storm in the Colorado Mountains

-6000 RPM with a 396 big block will always bring a smile to my face!

1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS

Owner(s): Karen and Bob Spencer (Karen's)

City / State: Pella, IA

Club: Resurrected Tin, ISRA, NSRA, Goodguys

Builder: Bob Spencer

Engine details: 305 Cubic in., 1992 Chevy, with G-Tech chip

Carburetor: Throttle body GM with G-Tech

Exhaust / mufflers:  Aftermarket dual exhaust

Transmission: 700 R4

Rear-end / ratio: 2:92

Front suspensions: Independent stock

Front Brakes: Stock disc

Rear suspension: Stock

Rear brakes: Stock disc

Wheels: Stock RS

Body modifications: Convertible conversion by ASC in August 1992

Hood: Stock

Paint type / color: White with red stripes (Heritage style)

Gauges: Stock

Interior goodies: AC / Pioneer DEH-)68000MP

Custom pieces: Custom beverage holders added to door side panels

Awards: 

Cool story: 

-Road tripped to E.C.T.A land speed racing event in Wilmington, Ohio in 2016

-Road tripped to Bonneville Salt Flats in 2016

-Power Tour in 2017

-49th anniversary present to Karen from Bob at the Bologna Nationals Car show in Pella, IA

2002 GMC Sonoma Race Truck

Owner(s): Brad Roorda / Matt Vos

City / State: Pella, Iowa

Club: High Desert Racers

Builder: Brad Roorda / Matt Vos

Engine details: 6.0L, 2005

Fuel Injection: Holley fuel injection

Headers: Yes

Exhaust / mufflers: Twin Turbos

Transmission: Doug Nash 4 + 1

Rear-end / ratio: 3.08

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Cool story: 

Matt Vos and Brad Roorda are life long friends and are both from Pella, IA. They started LSR (Land Speed Racing ) in 2013 with the help of car builder C Calvin Smith from Glasgow, KY under team name Pigasus/RVS racing. The car they raced was a long narrow open wheeled car with the engine placed in front of the driver. The car was unique in the fact it could be ran as a modified roadster or competition coupe by simply changing out the fiberglass body around the driver’s compartment. 

 

In 2013 at the SCTA (Southern California Timing Association) Bonneville Speedweek event was the first time we raced the car. We went back in 2016 and had a top speed of 186 mph. Brad and Matt both drove the car earning us each of us a B license. Which means we can legally drive over 200 mph on the salt flats. It’s also been ran at ECTA (East Coast Timing Association) standing mile events in Wilmington OH and Blytheville AR where they set multiple records. Matt was the first person to go over 200 mph at the inaugural event at Blytheville putting him the ECTA 200 mph for life. Brad also got in the ECTA 200 mph club in Blytheville in the fall of 2019. 

 

In 2021 Brad and Matt decided there was an opportunity for Bonneville and El Mirage records in the modified mini truck class and therefore starting Blue Mule Racing. The truck is a 2002 GMC Sonoma crew cab. It currently has a twin turbocharged 6.0 LS from Blueprint Engines mated to a Doug Nash 4+1 five speed transmission. In 2021 at the USFRA (Utah Salt Flat Racing Association) event Brad set a record of 187.5 mph in a naturally aspirated configuration on fuel. The plan in 2022 is to return to the USFRA event in September and run in the blown gas and fuel classes. 

 

The truck can also be set up for road racing and has raced at the SORC (Sandhills Open Road Challenge) in 2021. We will be back at the event again in 2022. 

 

We are also members of the High Desert Racers out of Southern California allowing us to race the El Mirage dry lakes. 

 

Future plans include other road race events around the Midwest and ultimately Silver State in Nevada. LSR events such as Loring, ME, El Mirage, CA and Bonneville, UT where we have aspirations of setting more records. 

 

Brad works at Vermeer Corporation in Pella, IA as a Test application Engineer. He tests prototype machines to improve them before a model is released to market. His formal training is in auto mechanics. He has held jobs at mechanics and auto body shops before coming to Vermeer.  In his free time he is part of a pit crew on a funny car and outlaw top dragster. He has been married to his wife Kim since 2000. 

 

Matt has been married to his wife Lisa since 2000. They have two children Carter and Alexis. Carter drove the Pigasus roadster in the fall of 2020 at the Harvest Challenge in Blytheville for his first time and went 187 mph in the standing mile. Carter graduated from high school in the spring of 2022 and will study engineering in the fall. Alexis will be junior in the fall of 2022. She is into dance, cheer, band and tennis. Under the guidance of her father and older brother she maintains her own car. 

 

Matt is an engineer by trade and also works at Vermeer Corporation as Project Engineer. He leads a team of Engineers in new product development of brush chippers. He also has a shop at home where builds and works on cars for friends and clients. When Matt is not racing he enjoys camping with his family, attending car shows in his 1972 Cheyenne with friends and family. 

 

We have an incredible group of family and friends that help us crew and work on the car when we’re not at the track. Sponsors are Blueprint Engines, Trick Tools, Bead Form, Johnny's Fab shop, Arnold Motor supply, Goblin Garage, PRD Design, Real Tuners, Skippy’s Speed Shop and Vos’ Garage. We couldn’t do this without them and the support from our wives. 

 

Blue Mule Racing can be followed on Facebook and Instagram @bluemuleracing. Matt and Brad also have Facebook and Instagram accounts and can be followed on IG @haulnrat and @roadsterskippy respectively. 

1995 GMC Sierra

Owner(s): Dan Rohrbach

City / State: Aberdeen, SD

Club: No Club

Builder: Dan Rohrbach

Engine details: 6.2L, 2011 GM, with a Tick TowMax stage 2 cam, Flex Fuel. Pickup made 413hp/409tq at the wheels on E85 and 387hp/370tq on 91 octane 

Fuel Injection: GM Fuel Injection, 56Ib. injectors, Flex Fuel

Headers: Shoenfeld 1302LS1

Exhaust / mufflers: Dual 3" pipe, Hooker Max Flow mufflers, X pipe

Transmission: AR-5

Rear-end / ratio: 3.42

Front suspensions: RideTech Level 2 with MuscleBar, and RideTech coilovers

Front Brakes: PowerStop Rotors, PowerStop Extreme pads

Rear suspension: RideTech Level 2, 3 link with RideTech coilovers

Rear brakes: Cunningham Machine rear disc conversion, PowerStop Rotors, PowerStop Extreme pads

Wheels: 18X8 / 18X9.5 US Mags

Body modifications: Roll pan, mirrors, Most all paint is factory

Hood: OE Hood with Race Louvers C10 vents (Sometimes run OEM hood)

Paint type / color: WA8624

Gauges: Dakota Digital

Interior goodies: Alpine Deck, Ground Zero 10" Sub, Infinity Kappa Amp / Speakers

Custom pieces: Front Splitter, rear spoiler, radiator mount panel, intake cover

Awards:

Cool story:

I’ve known this truck since I’ve been 11 years old when Ron Koch (good friend who has since passed) bought the truck. I’ve worked on it all through high school and beyond. I was lucky enough to be able to purchase it from him in 2017 with 34,000 miles on it.

This truck gets put on the Road Course, has ran the Sandhills Open Road Challenge on multiple occasions and gets used as a driver.

The pickup also hauled a Corvette 1242 miles round trip to a road course where the pickup and vette were both raced, loaded up and did the Big Blue Mile shootout and both raced that as well. Headed for home after, no problems

Just completed a 3195 mile round trip from SD to the Smokey Mountains, Tail of the Dragon, LS Fest and home. This year (2022) was the 2nd year driving to LS Fest.

2014 Corvette Z51

Owner(s): Dan Rohrbach

City / State: Aberdeen, SD

Club: No Club

Builder: Vengeance Racing / Dan Rohrbach. Tuning by Glanzer Performance

Engine details: 413 CI (Stroked 6.2L), 2014 GM,  NOVI 2200R Blower, CNC Ported Heads, Custom spec cam, Goertz G1 intake 

Fuel Injection: LT4 Fuel System, dual nozzle Methanol injection

Headers: American Racing

Exhaust / mufflers: B&B Fusion Exhaust

Transmission: RPM level 7 7spd manual

Rear-end / ratio: 2.73 (Geared for standing mile shootouts)

Front suspensions: Stock 2014 Corvette

Front Brakes: Stock 2014 Corvette

Rear suspension: Stock 2014 Corvette

Rear brakes: Stock 2014 Corvette

Wheels: 360 Forged 19/20 Combo. Road course: 18X10.5 C5 Z06 wheels

Body modifications: ACS splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser, Z06 brake scoops, Z06 grille

Hood: OE Vented with Race Louvers vents / also OE Z06 hood. (event / weather determines what hood is used)

Paint type / color: WA8555

Gauges: Stock 2014 Corvette

Interior goodies:

Custom pieces: RPM roll bar, harnesses

Awards:

Cool story:

This car has been 201mph in the standing mile, dead stop to 1mile. Also has been used to run the Sandhills Open Road Challenge and ran on Road Courses

Last time it was on the dyno it put down 880whp and has been turned up since.

413 CI engine, NOVI 2200R Blower, CNC Ported Heads, Custom spec cam, Goertz G1 intake, LT4 fuel system, Methanol Injection, ProCharger intercooler, RPM Level 7 Trans, 2.73 ratio diff.

1929 Ford Roadster Pickup

Owner(s): Brad and Kim Roorda

City / State: Pella, IA

Builder: Brad Roorda


1972 Chevrolet C10

Owner(s): Matt and Lisa Vos

City / State: Pella, IA

Builder: Matt Vos


1990 Mazda B2200

Owner(s): Rob Ferneding

City / State: Monroe, IA

Club:

Builder:

Engine Details: Stock 2.2L Inline 4 Cylinder

Carburetor: Stock Carburetor

Headers: Stock Manifolds

Exhaust / mufflers:

Transmission: Stock 5 speed manual

Rear-end / ratio: 3.91

Front suspensions: Stock

Front Brakes: Stock with lowering blocks

Rear suspension: Stock

Rear brakes: Stock

Wheels: 15” 1995 Chevy Blazer

Body modifications:

Hood: Stock

Paint type / color: Black, Red, and Gray

Gauges: Stock

Interior goodies:

Custom pieces:

Awards:

Cool story: 

1955 Chevrolet Delray (210 Post)

Owner(s): Tom Saelens

City / State: Bettendorf, IA

Club: Quad City Cruisers

Builder:

Engine Details: The engine is a Chevrolet 350 small block 4 bolt that came with the car. I suspect it was a fairly new crate engine. A March “Ultra” Small Block Serpentine Kit was added and then an Edelbrock “Pro Flo 4” electronic fuel injection system.

Fuel Injection: Edelbrock Pro Flo Electronic Fuel Injection

Headers:

Exhaust / mufflers: 50 Series Delta Flow

Transmission: Rebuilt 4L60e

Rear-end / ratio: 9” Ford

Front suspensions: Front coil over double adjustable VIKING shocks

Front Brakes:

Rear suspension:

Rear brakes:

Wheels:

Body modifications:

Hood:

Paint type / color: Coke White over Bahama Blue Metallic

Gauges: Auto Meter (frost White)

Interior goodies:

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Awards:

Cool story:

2007 Porsche GT3 RS

Owner(s): Bill Adamowski

City / State: West Des Moines, IA

Club:

Builder: Porsche / Sharkwerks

Engine Details:

Fuel Injection:

Headers:

Exhaust / mufflers:

Transmission:

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Front suspensions:

Front Brakes:

Rear suspension:

Rear brakes:

Wheels: HRE Wheels

Body modifications:

Hood:

Paint type / color: Silver

Gauges:

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Cool story:

2000 Pontiac Trans Am Firehawk

Owner(s): Les Eichmeier

City / State: Eldridge, IA

Club: Quad Cities Cruisers / Black Hawk Chapter of POCI

Builder:

Engine Details: 5.7 LS1 V8 with 330 HP and 345 Torque

Fuel injection: Fuel Injection

Headers:

Exhaust / mufflers: Slp Cat-Back stainless-steel performance exhaust with twin dual tips

Transmission: T-56 6-speed with Hurst shifter

Rear-end / ratio: 3.42

Front suspensions: Slp upgraded suspension components

Front Brakes: Slotted and drilled power stop breakers with ceramic pads

Rear suspension:

Rear brakes:

Wheels: 17” Firehawk exclusive chrome

Body modifications: Trans Am body kit

Hood: Firehawk exclusive composite hood with functional ram air and heat extractors

Paint type / color: Black

Gauges:

Interior goodies: Apple car play head unit, 600-watt Kenwood, 8’MTX sub

Custom pieces: Car #469 out of 741 made in 2000 model year

Awards:

Cool story: I tried to buy this car off the original owner for 10 years. After finally wearing him down he sold me the car. I am very proud to own this piece of Pontiac History.

1937 Chevrolet Master Coupe

Owner(s): John Vetter

City / State: Boone, IA

Club: Iowa Street Rod Association, Talk Corn, NSRA, Goodguys

Builder: John Vetter

Engine Details: 388 Stroker. 1976 Chevrolet Scat internals, AFR heads, full roller motor

Fuel injection: Holley Sniper

Headers: Block Huggers

Exhaust / mufflers: Flowmaster, electric cutouts

Transmission: Built 700r4

Rear-end / ratio: Ford 9in. with 3.70 gears

Front suspensions: Mustang II with 2in. drop spindles

Front Brakes: Disc

Rear suspension: Leaf Springs

Rear brakes: Disc

Wheels: Old School Knock-off Style

Body modifications: Shaved door handles, quarter windows filled

Hood: Stock hood handles removed

Paint type / color: PPG Black

Gauges: Custom set

Interior goodies: AC / Heat, Stereo with back-up camera

Custom pieces:

Awards:

Cool story: Purchased from an older gentleman in southern Missouri, kept body and changed all suspension, engine, transmission, and rear-end. Complete interior tires and wheels. Love to cruise!

1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe

Owner(s): John Vetter

City / State: Boone, IA

Club: Iowa Street Rod Association, Talk Corn, NSRA, Goodguys

Builder: John Vetter, Body from Jerry

Engine Details: 355 Chevy

Carburetor Holley Carb

Headers: Block Headers

Exhaust / mufflers: Flowmaster

Transmission: 700r4

Rear-end / ratio: 3.42

Front suspensions: Pete & Jake’s drop straight axle

Front Brakes: Disc

Rear suspension: Coil overs

Rear brakes: Drum

Wheels: Custom Riddler

Body modifications: Custom paint

Hood: Stock

Paint type / color: PPG Red with black racing stripe multi-color metal flake

Gauges: Custom set

Interior goodies: Stereo

Custom pieces:

Awards: Lots…1932 Fords are great

Cool story: Bought from a friend and kept the body and changed front-end, engine, transmission, and wheels

1941 Lincoln Zephyr

Owner(s): Randy Roeber

City / State: Algona, IA

Club:

Builder: Owner

Engine Details: GM 502

Carburetor/ Fuel Injection Setup: Ram Jet

Headers: Hooker Headers

Exhaust / mufflers: 3in.

Transmission: TH400 3 Speed

Rear-end / ratio: 3.30

Front suspensions: Fat Man Fab with Air Ride Springs

Front Brakes: Disc

Rear suspension: Triangulated 4 bar with air bag springs

Rear brakes: Disc

Wheels: INTRO

Body modifications: Continental rear clip and trunk, shaved below grill

Hood: Belt line stainless stripped

Paint type / color: GM White Diamond pearl

Gauges: Classic instruments, 1st 2’ Tach made

Interior goodies: Wood floor and accents, back-up camera, Vintage Air, Chrysler LHS seats

Custom pieces: Carson-Style 11-piece top, Firewall and sides Stainless

Awards: Appreciated by many of my peers

Cool story: Came from TN, Trunk held more moonshine than Zephyrs.

1941 Packard Coupe

Owner(s): Randy Roeber

City / State: Algona, IA

Club:

Builder: Owner

Engine Details: Gen 3 V-10 from 2006 SRT-10 Truck

Carburetor/ Fuel Injection Setup: Factory with Cold Air intake

Headers: Rebuilt to fit car

Exhaust / mufflers: Hearthrob bent mandrel 3” custom by owner

Transmission: Chrysler

Rear-end / ratio: 3.55 Ford 9in with Tru Trac posi

Front suspensions: Fat Man front clip, tubing frame by owner

Front Brakes: Wilwood 13” Disc

Rear suspension: Triangulated 4 bar with air bags

Rear brakes: Willwood Disc

Wheels:

Body modifications: 1940 front fenders, grills and headlights, bumpers tucked

Hood: 1941 6-cylinder hood on 8-cylinder frame, laid back grill 4”

Paint type / color: Charcoal top and Gold Rush body, dash, etc.

Gauges: Classic instruments, Hawaiian KOA wood interior accents

Interior goodies: Vintage Air, back-up camera, overhead gauges

Custom pieces: Shaved handles, front fenders cropped, no running boards

Awards: Enjoy receiving wall plaques

Cool story: Ran out of road at 145 mph

1938 Dodge Superior Bus Body / Woodie RV

Owner(s): Randy Roeber

City / State: Algona, IA

Club:

Builder: Owner

Engine Details: Drivetrain is a 2011 RAM 3500

Fuel Injection Setup: 6.7L Cummins with chip

Headers:

Exhaust / mufflers: 5’ Turbo back exhaust

Transmission: Chrysler

Rear-end / ratio:

Front suspensions: RAM

Front Brakes:

Rear suspension:

Rear brakes:

Wheels:

Body modifications: Wood sides from Marine woods, Door moved back 3ft, grill stretched 20in.

Hood: New hood widened 20in., opens both directions, newer RAM ornament, Cowl vent for engine cold air, side curtain handles used as hood latches, side curtains reshaped

Paint type / color: 1970 Lincoln Blue

Gauges: Dash from donor 2011 RAM truck

Interior goodies: Captain’s chairs swivel, Queen bed, toilet/shower, refrigerator, oven, table, cabinets

Custom pieces: rear fenders rebuilt smaller, 8-electric windows, vent for refrigerator, taillights, front fenders relocated, Lincoln bumperettes on front

Awards: Gets a lot of love and appreciation. 2019 Mattel Hot Wheels contender at SEMA

Cool story: Driven 65k+ miles as of 2022, camped in frequently, “gets about 100 smiles to the gallon”

1938 Chevrolet Town Sedan

Owner(s): Rich and Cheryl Meester

City / State: Boone, IA

Club: Tall Corn, ISRA, Good-Guys, NSRA

Builder: Rich Meester

Engine Details: Chevy 350 (Jasper Engines and Transmissions)

Carburetor: Edelbrock Performer 600 Carb, Edelbrock Performer EPS Manifold

Headers: Sanderson SBC Block-Hugger

Exhaust / mufflers: Custom Exhaust by Magnum Muffler-Boone

Transmission: 700R4

Rear-end / ratio: Ford 8in. / 3.0 ratio (1978 Granada)

Front suspensions: Mustang II (Chassis Engineering)

Front Brakes: Disc Brakes

Rear suspension: Leaf Spring (Chassis Engineering)

Rear brakes: Drum

Wheels: Cragar SS

Body modifications: None

Hood: Stock

Paint type / color: Sangria Red

Gauges: Classic Instruments White Hot Series

Interior goodies: Vintage Air, Subaru seats, interior by Creative Upholstery by John

Custom pieces: Mirror arms machined by Phoenix Machine

Awards: Albaugh Classic 2022 Best GM Pre 1954 Runner up, All American 2022 Custom Class, ISRA Spring Fling Street Rod 1900-1948

Cool story: This car is a driver, been all over the Midwest with it. 

1936 Packard 120 Touring Sedan

Owner(s): Jim and Linda Davis

City / State: Jacksonville, FL

Club: Clay County Cruisers, NSRA, Good-Guys, VSRA

Builder: Jim Davis

Engine Details: 2006 Silverado 5.3 LS

Fuel Injection/Carburetor: Stock fuel injection

Headers: Stainless Steel

Exhaust / mufflers: Flowmasters with stock resonators

Transmission: 4L60E

Rear-end / ratio: Ford 9in. with 3.70 ratio

Front suspension: Fat Man front stub with power rack and pinion, coil over shocks

Front Brakes: GM large caliber disc brakes

Rear suspension: Coil over shocks with a 4 link

Rear brakes: Drum brakes

Wheels: Steel artillery wheels powder coated black

Body modifications: None

Hood: Stock

Paint type / color: Single stage Hot Rod Black with clear coat

Gauges: Classic gauges

Interior goodies: Vintage Air, double din radio with CD, GPS, tilt with telescope steering column and banjo steering wheel

Custom pieces: Sub dash for stereo and air conditioning

Awards:

Cool story: This car is a daily driver and has been all over the country.

1937 Ford 4 Door Humpback

Owner(s): Linda and Jim Davis

City / State: Jacksonville, FL

Club: Clay County Cruisers, NSRA, Good-Guys, VSRA

Builder: Jim Davis

Engine Details: 2000 Chevy vortech 350

Fuel Injection/Carburetor: Holley Sniper

Headers: Stainless Steel

Exhaust / mufflers: Stock mufflers

Transmission: Jasper 700R

Rear-end / ratio: Ford 9in. with 3.70 ratio

Front suspension: Mustang II with coil springs

Front Brakes: GM Metric Caliber Disc brakes

Rear suspension: Monoleaf springs

Rear brakes: Drum brakes

Wheels: American Racing wheels

Body modifications: None

Hood:

Paint type / color: Metallic Blue / Champagne two tone

Gauges: Classic gauges

Interior goodies: Tilt and telescope steering column with banjo wheel, leather and suede upholstery, and Vintage Air conditioning

Custom pieces: Complete total cost involved chassis

Awards:

Cool story:

1950 Mercury Monarch

Owner(s): Gary Pullen

City / State: Des Moines, IA

Club: Concrete Cruizers, ISRA, KKOA, Good-Guys

Builder: Gary Pullen

Engine Details: 350 Cubic In.

Carburetor: 1406 Edelbrock

Headers: Stock

Exhaust / mufflers: Flow Masters with cutout lake pipes

Transmission: 350 Turbo

Rear-end / ratio: 3:08

Front suspension: Chevy Chevelle with shortened coil springs

Front Brakes: CPC Disc

Rear suspension: Chevy Chevelle with Firestone Air Bags

Rear brakes: Drum brakes

Wheels: 15” Chevy with 57’ Caddy hubcaps

Body modifications: Chopped 3”, shaved door hood and trunk handles. 54’ Chevy grill, frenched headlights, 59’ Caddy taillights set inside 58’ Chevy bezels. 52’ Desoto front bumper, 51’ Merc fender skirts.

Hood: Shaved with square corners

Paint type / color: Dupont Wintermint Green and Vanilla Shake

Gauges: Auto Meter

Interior goodies: Heat and Air, cruise control, remote entry, power trunk and radio antenna, 64’ Chevy C10 steering wheel, Flaming River tilt wheel, AM-FM CD player, Caddy power front seats

Custom pieces: The whole car is customized

Awards: Too many to count

Cool story: Car was built in the mid 80’s and still cruising along

2006 Ford Mustang Jack Roush Stage 3

Owner(s): Gary Pullen

City / State: Des Moines, IA

Club: Concrete Cruizers, ISRA, KKOA, Good-Guys

Builder: Ford Motor Co. and Jack Roush Performance

Engine Details: 4.6L, Roush Supercharger, 415hp

Fuel Injection: Roush air induction system, Roush calibrated ECM

Headers: Roush

Exhaust / mufflers: Rear exit high performance

Transmission: Tremec 5 speed manual

Rear-end / ratio: 3:55

Front suspension: Roush Suspension System (struts, springs, sway bar)

Front Brakes: Roush brake kit with 14” 2-piece rotors

Rear suspension: Roush Suspension System (shocks, springs, sway bar)

Rear brakes: Roush brake kit 2-piece rotos and 4-piston calipers

Wheels: Roush 18” chrome wheels

Body modifications: Roush 7 piece aerobody kit(front fascia, front chin spoiler, hood scoop, rocker panels, rear valance, rear wing)

Hood: Hood scoop

Paint type / color: Torch Red

Gauges: Roush Stage 3 white face cluster

Interior goodies: Short throw shifter, Roush Mustang interior kit, S3 Mustang Dark Charcoal and Red leather seating, Roush embroidered floor mats

Custom pieces: The whole car

Awards: Many 

1936 Plymouth P1 Business Coupe

Owner(s): Dennis May

City / State: Ankeny, IA

Club: NSRA, ISRA, Good-Guys

Builder: A bunch of guys and a little of me

Engine Details: 1992 Dodge 5.2L built by Marshall Engines

Fuel Injection: Holley Throttle Body EFI, “Kegger” Manifold

Headers: Cast Iron Stock Exhaust Manifold

Exhaust / mufflers: Borla

Transmission: Dodge A518-46RE OD rebuilt by Kenosha Transmissions

Rear-end / ratio:

Front suspension: Leaf Springs, Straight Axle, Shocks

Front Brakes: Original Drum

Rear suspension: Leaf Springs, Shocks

Rear brakes: Drums

Wheels: U.S. Wheel Chrome Modular, Series 97

Body modifications: Original steel, original hardware

Hood: Original

Paint type / color: Dupont Metallic Red and Silver

Gauges: VDO Cockpit Royal

Interior goodies: Bluetooth Amp, 4 speakers, console, 12v plugs and USB, heater with variable speed fan, electric seats, crank windshield for AC, Autoloc 3rd brake light/signals, vacuum driver side wiper, vinyl top insert

Custom pieces: Griffin aluminum radiator, B&M unimatic shifter, 16 gallon fuel cell, air assault air filter with K&N element

Awards: My reward is driving it all I can

Cool story: Named her “Angela” after my mother who passed away early from Cancer. Take her on multiple road trips along the Mississippi River.

1977 Ford Maverick

Owner(s): Josh W

City / State: Kokomo, IN

Club(s):

Builder:

Engine Details: 1991 302 from a Foxbody Mustang

Fuel Injection/Carburetor: Carburetor

Headers:

Exhaust / mufflers:

Transmission: C4

Rear-end / ratio:

Front suspension: Stock

Front Brakes: Disc

Rear suspension: Stock

Rear brakes:

Wheels:

Body modifications: Small bumper conversion

Hood: Grabber Hood

Paint type / color: Satin Black

Gauges:

Interior goodies: Stereo with touchscreen, Bluetooth phone, interior lighting

Custom pieces:

Awards:

Cool story: I’m in the process of putting this build together right now. Paint is happening in the spring of 23’ and the whole car will be reassembled over the summer. It’s my second Maverick. I bought my first when I was 15 years old to finish as my every day driver. Unfortunately, it never came together, and I sold it, as most young men do so I could get a car I could drive. I’ve wanted another ever since. This one will be completed with the help of my 10 year-old son, which has made the project a whole lot more fun!

1962 Ford Thunderbird

Owner(s): Gabriel Hoksbergen

City / State: Lynnville, IA

Club(s): Resurrected Tin

Builder: Gabriel Hoksbergen

Engine Details: 390 FE

Carburetor: Edelbrock Carburetor

Headers: Stock Manifolds

Exhaust / mufflers: Dual 2.25in. pipes, Flowmaster 40 series, 3in. tips

Transmission: C6 Ford with shift kit

Rear-end / ratio: Ford 9in / 3:0

Front suspension: Stock, lowered with cut coils

Front Brakes: Ford Granada discs, GM calipers

Rear suspension: Stock, lowered with custom lowering blocks

Rear brakes: Stock drum

Wheels: Chrome steelies

Body modifications: 1961 Ford Thunderbird grill

Hood: 1961 Ford Thunderbird hood

Paint type / color: Acapulco Blue Metallic

Gauges: Stock with Moon Equipment tachometer

Interior goodies: Stock A/C, aftermarket CD player

Custom pieces: 1959 Cadillac taillights grafted into stock Thunderbird taillights

Cool story: This is the first classic car that I got. Purchased while in college from an auction. Been tinkering on it ever since. Car has been to many local and out of state car shows.

1969 Ford F100

Owner(s): Gabriel Hoksbergen

City / State: Lynnville, IA

Club(s): Resurrected Tin

Builder: Gabriel Hoksbergen

Engine Details: 2007 Ford 4.6L Police Interceptor

Fuel Injection: Stock 4.6L fuel injection

Headers: Stock Manifolds

Exhaust / mufflers: Homebuilt 2.25in. pipes with Flowmaster flow monster mufflers

Transmission: Ford 4R75W

Rear-end / ratio: Ford 8.8/ 3:24

Front suspension: 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, lowered, Viking coilovers

Front Brakes: Disc, 2007 Ford Crown Victoria

Rear suspension: Stock 1969 Ford F100 leaf springs with flipped 2007 Ford Crown Victoria axle

Rear brakes: Disc, 2007 Ford Crown Victoria

Wheels: 2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor steelies

Body modifications: 2003 Ford F350 crew cab rear leather seat for seat in pickup

Hood: Stock

Paint type / color: Gray primer

Gauges: 2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

Interior goodies: Aftermarket tape deck, floor shifter

Cool story: Purchased the rusty 1969 Ford F100 in a snowstorm. Tore the pickup down to bare frame and rebuilt to mostly stock. Had to go to Nebraska for a better cab. Drove for a couple years and then rebuilt the engine from a 360 to a 411. Blew a head gasket and then purchased a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor to upgrade pickup. Built the pickup using the Ford Crown Victoria as a donor in my 2 stall garage.

1958 Ford Skyliner

Owner(s): Dave Lipowski

City / State: Eden, NY

Club(s):

Builder:

Engine Details: 352 – 300HP

Fuel Injection/Carburetor: 4 barrel

Headers:

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Paint Type / Color: Colonial White

Gauges:

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Awards:

Cool Story: The retractable hard top always gets attention!! 

1973 Dodge Challenger

Owner(s): Wayne and Dawn Sturtz

City / State: Iowa

Club(s): ISRA, Goodguys

Builder: Wayne and Dawn Sturtz with lots of help from others

Engine Details: 360 stroked to a 408 (built by Deemers Machine Shop-Carrol, IA)

Carburetor: Quick fuels HR carb

Headers:

Exhaust / Mufflers:

Transmission: 727 with gear vendors overdrive (Fort Dodge transmissions)

Rear-end / Ratio: 373

Front Suspension: Stock (for now)

Front Brakes: Stock (for now)

Rear Suspension: Stock (for now)

Rear Brakes: Stock (for now)

Wheels:

Body Modifications:

Hood:

Paint Type / Color: Plum Crazy Purple

Gauges:

Interior Goodies:

Custom Pieces:

Awards: Top 25-VA 2022, Top 25-Unique Mustangs show 2021, Best Mopar-Hot Rods for Heroes 2021

Cool Story: First trip, Goodguys 2021, overheated at entry gate, ISRA garage to find the fan quit, purchased at vendors show, swapped guts into existing shroud, joined ISRA on the spot 

2019 Ford Mustang 5.0

Owner(s): Mary and Ron Spurgeon

City / State: Knoxville, IA

Club(s): ISRA, SIMC

Builder: Ford

Engine Details: Coyote 5.0

Fuel Injection/Carburetor:

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Transmission: 10 speed

Rear-end / Ratio:

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Wheels:

Body Modifications:

Hood:

Paint Type / Color: Ruby Red

Gauges:

Interior Goodies:

Custom Pieces: Factory line lock, premium package

Awards:

Cool Story:

1966 Pontiac GTO

Owner(s): Dave and Candace Bair

City / State: Des Moines, IA

Club(s): ISRA, GoodGuys

Builder: Myself and Mike’s Corvette and Auto

Engine Details: Original 389 Cubic In. Pontiac bult to factory specifications

Carburetor: Original factory Tri-Power with original intake and carburetors

Headers: Factory exhaust manifolds

Exhaust / Mufflers: Factory exhaust and mufflers

Transmission: Muncie M-20 wide ratio 4-speed

Rear-end / Ratio: Factory original 3.55 Safe T Track

Front Suspension: Factory original

Front Brakes: Factory original drum style

Rear Suspension: Factory original coil springs

Rear Brakes: Factory original drum style

Wheels: Factory original Rally 1

Body Modifications: None

Hood: Stock

Paint Type / Color: Dupont / Marina Turquoise (factory original color)

Gauges: Factory rally gauges

Interior Goodies: Factory original options include reverb radio, deluxe seatbelts

Custom Pieces: None

Awards:

Cool Story: I purchased this car in 1981 from the second owner. This GTO was sold new in Des Moines at Sumner Pontiac. When I bought the car, it came with all the factory original equipment and included the original dealer’s invoice and Protect O Plate warranty documentation.

 From 1981 until 2013, the car was driven regularly in good weather and proved to be very dependable. Early in 2013, while on a drive to “blow out the carbon”, a valve decided to break. No real engine damage but the car sat for a while until I decided to get it back on the road.

Getting it back on the road turned into a full frame off rotisserie restoration. During this process, I determined that it was truly a “Numbers Matching” car with everything correct down to the original carburetors, alternator, engine, transmission, rear end, etc. From Pontiac Historical Services I obtained documentation which authenticates the originality of this car.

 I am not one to be overly concerned about a car being “numbers matching” but to find a 1960’s vintage Muscle car with all its original equipment is somewhat unique. Because of this, I chose to keep this car in factory as built configuration.

This 1966 GTO is fun to drive and brings back memories of driving new Muscle cars back in the 1960s. I graduated from High School in 1966.

2022 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack 392 Shaker

Owner(s): Brandon Rombou

City / State: Des Moines, IA

Club(s): Mopar Empire Club of Iowa

Builder: Dodge

Engine Details: 6.4L V8 Naturally Aspirated. Stock Hemi 392

Fuel Injection/Carburetor: Stock

Headers: Stock

Exhaust / Mufflers: Stock

Transmission: 8 speed automatic, slap shifters

Rear-end / Ratio: Stock

Front Suspension: Stock

Front Brakes: SRT

Rear Suspension: Stock

Rear Brakes: SRT

Wheels: Stock

Body Modifications: None

Hood: Shaker hood

Paint Type / Color: Metallic / Go Mango

Gauges: SRT/retro

Interior Goodies: Alpine stock, orange interior dash, triple thread stitching, suede leather

Custom Pieces: None

Awards: 2nd place Modern Muscle Altoona Palooza 2022

Cool Story: 150mph reached on a straight away! Law enforcement tends to like the appearance, and doesn’t really give me much trouble!

Car nickname: SnackPack

I have used SnackPack to give a man a final wish before cancer took him, of riding in a muscle car and giving him a smoke show. I've used SnackPack to make a child's birthday great with a smoke show and interior tour.

1933 Ford Tudor

Owner(s): Joshua & Holly Jacobsen

City / State: Boone, IA

Club(s): ISRA

Builder: Ron Attebury-body and frame. Mike Miller-upholstery

Engine Details: Corvette LT1 – masterfully rebuilt by Panella Race Engines in Stockton, CA

Fuel Injection/Carburetor:

Headers:

Exhaust / Mufflers: Magnaflow

Transmission: 4L60E

Rear-end / Ratio: 9’ Posi-traction rear differential – 3.70 gears

Front Suspension: Mustang II from TCI with QA1 coilovers

Front Brakes: Wilwood polished disc brakes

Rear Suspension: 4-link rear suspension with a Pete & Jake’s and TCI components. QA1 shocks and springs

Rear Brakes: Wilwood polished disc brakes

Wheels: Budnik two-tone, crucible

Body Modifications: Original Henry Ford STEEL body!

Hood: Rootleib hood and polished billet aluminum grille

Paint Type / Color: Mercedes Benz Smoke Silver – features a two tone paint with the top half 15% darker base.

Gauges: Vintage Ford Gauges

Interior Goodies: Tweed carpet, 3-tone leather and suede fabrics

Custom Pieces: Flip up license plate, hidden drink holders, one off-frame build, smoothed firewall, hidden Sanderson and vintage air conditioning

Awards: Grand National Roadster Show 2014 - 1st in class. Sacramento Autorama 2014 - 1st in class. Hot Rods & Harleys 2022 - Hottest Hot Rod. Many more best of shows and interior awards.

Cool Story: This is a 22 year build that started with a Henry Ford body out of the state of Washington. The car was finished in 2014 and had taken first place in its class at the Grand National Roadster show that year.

 Less than 1,000 miles since it was built, we purchased in 2020 and drove it from California to Iowa. The thermostat failed 100 miles into the journey. In a Reno hotel parking lot next to I80, I started my first fixes and got rod back on the road later that afternoon. The rear suspension has proven to be challenge as the shock shaft snapped a few hundred miles later in the journey. By a miracle we made it back to the home shop and continued many electrical and suspension fixes throughout the year.

We have logged thousands of miles in a few years as a testament to its newfound reliability. The main builder Ron Attebury is best known for being a world renowned chassis builder and NHRA top gas dragster driver. He is famed as the builder for Shirley Muldowney’s first winning car in 1976. For less than 10 years Ron owned & operated Attebury Street Rods. In 2023, he was inducted in Don Garlits International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. He was instrumental in building the one-off frame for this car and designing some of the California styling such as the engine vacuum flip up license plate.

1936 Oldsmobile

Owner(s): Joshua & Holly Jacobsen

City / State: Boone, IA

Club(s): ISRA

Builder: Joshua Jacobsen

Engine Details: 350 Chevy long block crate engine, Edelbrock performance parts

Carburetor: Edelbrock 600

Headers:

Exhaust / Mufflers: Smittys

Transmission: 350 Chevy auto

Rear-end / Ratio: OEM 1936 rear-end, howls down the road

Front Suspension: OEM knee-action shocks

Front Brakes: OEM 1936 drum brakes rebuilt

Rear Suspension: OEM 1936 rear-end

Rear Brakes: OEM 1936 drum brakes rebuilt

Wheels: 1936 OEM artillery

Body Modifications: All original steel

Hood:

Paint Type / Color: Black & Silver, over 30 years old, except rear fenders and skirt. Did a lot of buffing!

Gauges: OEM

Interior Goodies: Mohair OEM look, Alpine stereo with bazooka subwoofer and Orion amplifier

Custom Pieces:

Awards:

Cool Story: Like all the cars I have purchased, we attempt to drive them home, but they usually break down. Purchased in 2005 from Bucyrus, Ohio from Ebay. It was 100% stock. With more time on my hand and little money, I spent the next two years swapping the engine for something more dependable, redoing the electrical, finishing the interior and rebuilding most of the OEM drive line components such as steering, suspension, and brakes. Youtube wasn't very big at the time and so I self-taught the work on the vehicle by purchasing old shop manuals from Ebay and going at it. Like all things, mistakes are made and we start over. My plan was to do a basic & temporary restoration and then finish it the way I wanted it in a few years, when I had enough money... well almost two decades later its still the same as when I restored it and running on the road.

This might be one of the only 1936 Oldsmobile 2 door sedans you will see! I've been looking for another one and have seen convertibles, coupes, and 4-door sedans over the last 20 years... but have yet to see another 2 door sedan.

 Like all my cars, we drive it and its helped create many memories. It was our wedding vehicle.

2015 Dodge Challenger

Owner(s): Joseph Quinones

City / State: Altoona, IA

Club(s): Modern Custom Dreamz

Builder:

Engine Details: K&N cold air intake, rip coil packs

Fuel Injection: Stock

Headers: Stock

Exhaust / Mufflers:

Transmission: 8 speed automatic

Rear-end / Ratio:

Front Suspension: Air lift suspension

Front Brakes: Stock

Rear Suspension: Air lift suspension

Rear Brakes: Stock

Wheels: Lexani 22in.

Body Modifications: Front spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser, under glow, headlight halo glow, ring lights in rims, and oracle lighting

Hood: Stock

Paint Type / Color: Granite crystal

Gauges:

Interior Goodies:

Custom Pieces:

Awards:

Cool Story: Drove without a license for 24 years, when I turned 40 I finally got it. Oops

1971 Chevrolet C10

Owner(s): Dave and Paula Eaton

City / State: State Center, IA

Club(s): ISRA

Engine Details: GM crate engine 350

Carburetor: Holley Carburetor

Headers: Hedman mid length headers

Exhaust / Mufflers: Glass packs

Transmission: 200r4

Rear-end / Ratio: 3:73

Front Suspension: Lowered 2 ½ in.

Front Brakes: Disc brakes

Rear Suspension: Lowered 2 1/2 in.

Rear Brakes: Drum brakes

Wheels: Ridler

Body Modifications:

Hood:

Paint Type / Color: Top off white and body copper

Gauges: Stock

Interior Goodies: Vintage Air, classic car stereo

Custom Pieces:

Awards:

Cool Story:

1970 Ford Mustang Sports Roof (Fastback)

Owner(s): Ned Cory

City / State: Des Moines, IA

Club(s): Goodguys, ISRA, Rebel Cruzer’s

Builder: Restored in 2008-2012 by previous owner

Engine Details: Original 302 Windsor with matching Ford blue Mustang valve covers and air breather

Carburetor: Holley 4 barrel carburetor 600 CFM

Exhaust / Mufflers: Original dual exhaust manifolds with Cherry Bomb glass packs

Transmission: Factory 3 speed manual

Rear-end / Ratio: Factory

Front Suspension: KYB Excel-G Shocks

Front Brakes: Wilwood disc brakes

Rear Suspension: KYB Excel-G Shocks

Rear Brakes: Wilwood disc brakes

Wheels: Mustang Magnum 500

Body Modifications: Louver kit rear window. LED sequential tail lights

Paint Type / Color: 1970 Boss Candy Apple Red

Gauges: Factory

Interior Goodies: Auto Sound Bluetooth radio, Classic Air brand (in-dash, like OEM) air conditioning and heater system. ACC red carpet with sound and heat barrier mass backing. Red retractable waist and shoulder seatbelts.

Custom Pieces:

Awards: Several “Best Ford/FOMOCO awards, a Goodguys Rep award, many Top 10/Top 20 places, many 1st, 2nd,and 3rd place awards in classes, and one “best of show.”

Cool Story: Tons of fun! Miles of smiles! Countless car shows, and a plethora of friends and car enthusiasts!

2022 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack

Owner(s): Rusty Beaty

City / State: Melcher, IA

Club(s): Modern Custom Dreamz

Builder:

Engine Details: 392 Hemi

Fuel Injection/Carburetor:

Headers:

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Transmission:

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Front Suspension:

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Rear Suspension:

Rear Brakes:

Wheels: Factory Reproductions HC2 Replicas

Body Modifications:

Hood:

Paint Type / Color: Pitch Black

Gauges: US Speedo

Interior Goodies:

Custom Pieces:

Awards:

Cool Story: Building a car to bring awareness to Operation Purple Camp and other military youth organizations

1946 Ford Deluxe Coupe

Owner(s): Jim Tanquary

City / State: Bartlett, IL

Club(s): Northern Illinois Street Rod Association

Builder: Myself

Engine Details: 289, 1965, Ford (Lots of Edelbrock Gear)

Carburetor: Edelbrock 1406

Headers: Headman

Exhaust / Mufflers: Not sure

Transmission: C4

Rear-end / Ratio: 3.00

Front Suspension: Original Ford

Front Brakes: Disc

Rear Suspension: Original Ford

Rear Brakes: Drum

Wheels: American Racing Torque Thrust

Body Modifications: Rough sheet metal repair

Hood: Stock

Paint Type / Color: Patina / Flat Black

Gauges: Dolphin

Interior Goodies: 460 A/C

Custom Pieces: The rat on the left front fender

Awards: For a Rat Rod?

Cool Story:

1969 GMC 1500 SWB

Owner(s): Steve and Bev Vos

City / State: Jackson, TN

Club(s): Parkway Christian Auto Club, Goodguys

Builder: Owner built

Engine Details: 396 +0.030 BBC, Edelbrock Performer Cam

Carburetor: Edelbrock 1906 AVS2 650 CFM Carb

Headers: Stock exhaust manifolds

Exhaust / Mufflers: 2 1/2” Flowmaster series 50

Transmission: TH400

Rear-end / Ratio: 3.08 limited slip

Front Suspension: Stock, 2 1/2” drop spindles

Front Brakes: 1972 Disc brakes

Rear Suspension: Stock trailing arm

Rear Brakes: Heavy duty drums

Wheels: Vision rally 17x8”, Toyo tires, 275R60, 255R60

Body Modifications: Badges removed, stake pockets filled

Hood: Stock

Paint Type / Color: GM Arrival Blue

Gauges: Stock/Autogage

Interior Goodies: A/C, stereo, CD player, power steering, power brakes, cruise

Custom Pieces: Tonneau cover, bucket seats, forever sharp steering wheel

Awards: Several trophies

Cool Story: Purchased in 1996 as a 6 cyl, manual truck. Converted to BBC auto. Engine cam from donor truck of same vintage, was rebuilt and installed 1999. The truck was completely torn down 2002, painted Memorial Day 2007. Reassembled and driven since. Driven to local shows as well as GG shows in Des Moines, Nashville, Bowling Green, and Kansas City. Also, driven to Cruising the Coast events twice. Pull homemade teardrop camper occasionally.

1961 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Holiday Coupe

Owner(s): Steve and Bev Vos

City / State: Jackson, TN

Club(s): Parkway Christian Auto Club, Goodguys

Builder: Owner built

Engine Details: 1961 Olds 394 +0.040

Carburetor: Edelbrock 1406 600 CFM Carb

Headers: Stock exhaust

Exhaust / Mufflers: Dual, turbos mufflers

Transmission: T5

Rear-end / Ratio: 3.42 Open differential

Front Suspension: Stock

Front Brakes: Stock drum

Rear Suspension: Stock

Rear Brakes: Stock drum

Wheels: Ridler 650 Series, 15” x 7”

Body Modifications: Quarters, rockers, floor pans replaced

Hood: Stock

Paint Type / Color: 1961 Olds Fawn Mist Metallic

Gauges: Stock, Auto Meter Tach, Equus

Interior Goodies: Vintage Air, modified stock radio with FM, auxiliary port

Custom Pieces: Bucket seat interior

Awards: Several trophies

Cool Story: Tis is an eleven year, frame off, rotisserie build. On the road in 2022

1942 Ford Pickup

Owner(s): Jack E. Alsted

City / State: Altoona, IA

Club(s): Concrete Cruizers

Builder: Rolland Kinneer

Engine Details: 350 Chevy

Carburetor: Edelbrock Carburetor

Headers: Yes

Exhaust / Mufflers: Open

Transmission: 350 3 Speed

Rear-end / Ratio: 331 Quick Performance

Front Suspension: Hiedts Super Ride 2

Front Brakes: Disc

Rear Suspension: Leaf

Rear Brakes: Drum

Wheels: California Nitros

Body Modifications: Custom all Steel

Hood: None

Paint Type / Color: Acrylic Enamel A99 Black

Gauges: Vudu

Interior Goodies: N/A

Custom Pieces:

Awards:

Cool Story:

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Owner(s): Ellie Stone

City / State: Indianola, IA

Club(s): Poverty Rods, GoodGuys, Two Lane Cruisers

Builder:

Engine Details:

Carburetor: Holley 650 Brawler

Headers: Hooker Headers

Exhaust / Mufflers: Flowmaster 10

Transmission: Muncie M-20 4 speed

Rear-end / Ratio: 3.73

Front Suspension:

Front Brakes:

Rear Suspension:

Rear Brakes:

Wheels:

Body Modifications:

Hood: Stock

Paint Type / Color: Olympic Gold (original color)

Gauges:

Interior Goodies:

Custom Pieces:

Awards:

Cool Story: I bought my first '69 Chevelle in 1976, after graduating high school. Had it for 10 years. I retired in 2019 and bought my current Chevelle. I love Chevelles!

1968 Oldsmobile 4-4-2

Owner(s): David & Teresa Easley

City / State: Milan, TN

Club(s): Parkway Christian Auto Club

Builder:

Engine Details: 400 Cubic In

Fuel Injection/Carburetor: Carbureted

Headers: Yes

Exhaust / Mufflers: Factory mufflers and exhaust

Transmission: TH400

Rear-end / Ratio: Factory 3.42

Front Suspension: Factory coil spring A-frame

Front Brakes: Factory drum brakes

Rear Suspension: Factory

Rear Brakes: Factory drum brakes

Wheels: American Racing Torque Thrust 15x7

Body Modifications: None

Hood: Stock factory

Paint Type / Color: Black on black

Gauges:

Interior Goodies:

Custom Pieces:

Awards: Several top vehicle awards and trophies

Cool Story:

2006 Ford Shelby GT-Hertz

Owner(s): David & Teresa Easley

City / State: Milan, TN

Club(s): Parkway Christian Auto Club

Builder: Shelby America

Engine Details: 4.6L, cold air induction, performance tune, Ford Racing Power Pack FR1 that adds 25hp and 10lbs. of torque, 325HP and 330 lbs. of torque, Ford Racing 90mm cold air intake, Ford Racing calibration/tuning

Fuel Injection/Carburetor: Fuel injected

Headers: Factory performance exhaust

Exhaust / Mufflers: Roush Performance, Ford Racing muffler kit with cat-back exhaust and X-pipe

Transmission: 6 speed automatic

Rear-end / Ratio: Ford Racing 3.55:1 rear axle ratio

Front Suspension: Shelby performance, Ford Racing handling pack FR3

Front Brakes: Disc brakes

Rear Suspension:

Rear Brakes: Disc brakes

Wheels: Ford Shelby factory wheels, 17" aluminum 

Body Modifications: Rear spoiler

Hood: Induction hood, Shelby performance hood and pins

Paint Type / Color: Black and gold Hertz colors

Gauges: Factory gauges

Interior Goodies: Premium factory accessories along with XM Sirius radio with lifetime subscription

Custom Pieces: Lowered 1”. Roush performance suspension parts. Front shock tower to stiffen front end. Cold air induction. Special performance computer tune installed.

Awards: Various awards, plaques and trophies

Cool Story:

1961 Ford Starliner

Owner(s): Rick Jackson

City / State: Grand Forks, ND

Club(s): NDSRA, MSRA

Builder: Unknown

Engine Details: FE 427, NASCAR intake and cylinder heads, Holley Sniper Fuel Injection, computer-controlled distributor, factory cast iron headers, instrument cluster analog gauges from Dakota Digital

Fuel Injection: Holley Sniper Fuel Injection

Headers: Factory cast iron headers

Exhaust / Mufflers: 3” dual exhaust with side dumps

Transmission: TREMEC TKX 5-speed manual

Rear-end / Ratio: Narrowed Ford 9” with 4.10-1 gears, 33x21.5X15 tires

Front Suspension: Factory

Front Brakes: Manual disc brakes

Rear Suspension: Narrowed / modified

Rear Brakes: Factory drum brakes

Wheels: Weld

Body Modifications: Some trim removed, grill and tail panel painted black

Hood: Fiber glass with the tear drop scoop

Paint Type / Color: Black

Gauges: Dakota Digital analog gauges that look factory

Interior Goodies:

Custom Pieces: Intake manifold and cylinder heads are NASCAR parts

Awards: 1 Top 10 trophy, 1 Specialty car trophy

Cool Story: Road trip to the Devil’s Run in Devil’s Lake, ND, with the fuel injection and a 4 speed I got 13 MPG with 600 horsepower. Drives very nicely down the highway. Now with the 5-speed 75mph will be the cruising speed on the highway.

1958 Ford F-100

Owner(s): Dwayne Leslie

City / State: Portage la Prairie Manitoba

Club(s): Vintage Cruisers

Builder:

Engine Details: Ford 292

Fuel Injection/Carburetor:

Headers:

Exhaust / Mufflers: Side Pipes

Transmission: C4

Rear-end / Ratio:

Front Suspension:

Front Brakes: Disc

Rear Suspension:

Rear Brakes:

Wheels:

Body Modifications:

Hood:

Paint Type / Color: Orange / White

Gauges:

Interior Goodies:

Custom Pieces:

Awards:

Cool Story: Was looking for a 58-60 Ford or Mercury Pickup for quite a while, and fate had it listed one day only an hour away from me.

1957 Ford Thunderbird

Owner(s): Mike Davis

City / State: Jackson, TN

Club(s): Parkway Christian Auto Club, Memphis Thunderbird Club

Builder:

Engine Details: 312 V8

Carburetor: Holley 4 Barrel (stock)

Headers: Stock

Exhaust / Mufflers: Stock

Transmission: Ford-O-Matic (Stock)

Rear-end / Ratio:

Front Suspension:

Front Brakes: Disc

Rear Suspension:

Rear Brakes: Drums

Wheels: Wire Wheels

Body Modifications: Stock

Hood: Stock

Paint Type / Color: Starmist blue

Gauges:

Interior Goodies:

Custom Pieces:

Awards:

Cool Story:

1932 Ford 3-Window Highboy

Owner(s): Frosty Harrington

City / State: Knoxville, IA

Club(s): Iowa Street Rod Assoc (Southeast Rep), GoodGuys Rodders Rep

Builder: Roger Tucker

Engine Details: SBC 383 Stroker, Full Roller, Edelbrock aluminum heads and intake

Carburetor: Quick fuel carb

Headers: Patriot block hugger

Exhaust / Mufflers: Magnaflow

Transmission: GM 200R4

Rear-end / Ratio: 9” Ford 3:70 gears

Front Suspension: Pete & Jakes

Front Brakes: Wilwood disc

Rear Suspension: RideTech coilovers, 4-bar

Rear Brakes: Wilwood disc

Wheels: American Racing

Body Modifications: 3 1/2in chop

Hood: Steel hood

Paint Type / Color: PPG Black

Gauges: Moon

Interior Goodies: Vintage Air

Custom Pieces: Custom, hand-built console, made from 4in. tubing

Awards: Numerous, including 3 GoodGuys Rodders Rep Awards

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2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Owner(s): Jake Talraas

City / State: Des Moines, IA

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Engine Details: 6.2L

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Headers: 2in. Kooks ceramic coated

Exhaust / Mufflers: Awe touring catback

Transmission: 10 speed

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1967 Plymouth Barracuda

Owner(s): Corey

City / State: Iowa

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Builder: Corey

Engine Details: 340 / 422 stroker on E-85

Carburetor: 750 qft double pumper

Headers: TTI

Exhaust / Mufflers: Thrush

Transmission: 904

Rear-end / Ratio: 3.73

Front Suspension: Stock

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Cool Story: Dad bought this car in the 80s to build for mom, but the project never took off. In 2016, I pulled it out of the barn and spent the next few years restoring it in my garage but it’s still a constant work in progress.

1968 Mercury Cougar

Owner(s): Scott Dearinger and Julie Seier

City / State: Des Moines, IA

Club(s): Cougar Club of America / GoodGuys

Builder: Ford at Dearborn, MI

Engine Details: 302 2x, VIN says 289, possible factory glitch or early factory warranty replacement

Fuel Injection/Carburetor: 2 barrel carb for now

Headers: no

Exhaust / Mufflers: Dual exhaust

Transmission: Factory C4 automatic

Rear-end / Ratio: 3.00 conventional

Front Suspension: Factory -replaced as needed

Front Brakes: Factory disc, was an option in 68

Rear Suspension: Factory shocks

Rear Brakes: Drum brakes

Wheels: American Racing torque thrust

Body Modifications: All original

Hood: Stock

Paint Type / Color: Caribbean Blue Poly, Code U, original pain

Gauges: Standard, no extras

Interior Goodies: As sold in 1968, AM radio still works

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Awards: Madrid, IA 3rd in Class 2022, Dewey Ford All Fords Show top 20-2022, Unique Mustangs All Fords Show-3rd in class-2023

Cool Story: I had a similar Cougar in 1979/80 as a senior in high school. I tore it up as a kid but had a lot of fun. When I saw this car for sale on the side of the road, my head turned, then my van turned, and 3 days later I owned it. I am the 4th owner, and the first owner was Hertz rentals. The car has and is being very well cared for.

1963 Studebaker GT Hawk

Owner(s): Rob Roy

City / State: Jackson, TN

Club(s): Parkway Christian

Builder: Studebaker

Engine Details: 289

Carburetor: 2 barrel carburetor

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Exhaust / Mufflers: Dual

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