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MUSCLE CAR CORRAL
Do you have more horsepower than a stable? Is your ride hot off the blocks? Then this is the category for you. Share your old school style – from your Chevelle, Mustang, Camaro, Corvette and more from the 1960s and 1970s.
The Old School Muscle category will be judged by Bill Elliott, NASCAR Hall of Fame Member, 1988 NASCAR Cup Champion and 16-time Most Popular Driver in NASCAR
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This Farmers’ exec is an enthusiast through and through. His Cobra features a Windsor based 500hp engine with a custom grind Comp Cam, Edelbrock Alum heads and intake. Quick Fuel 750 card, 3-link rear suspension with 3:55 gearing and a T5Z Ford Racing transmission all in a 2200lb car riding on Nitto 555’s. BBK headers going into stainless steel side pipes. Kirkey Racing seats and 4 wheel disc brakes.
Decided to build one of my favorite cars back in 2005. Ordered the kit from Factory Five Racing and started work on it in January of 2005. Car was completed in September of 2006 with most work done on Saturdays. Painted in PPG E4 with the stripes being PPG Vibrance black covered with PPG clear. Car has also been ceramic coated. Car has appeared in magazines, calendars and has been featured on the show Caffeine and Octane based out of Atlanta. With 21k miles on the odometer she is used often and is garners attention wherever it goes.
Special Modifications: Motor is a 350 bored 30 over, original block. Edelbrock Aluminum heads, Dual Edelbrock 4bbl carbs, Vintage Air, Dougs headers, Be Cool Radiator, EMS serpentine belt system, Dakota Digital Gauges, 4L60E 4 speed automatic/overdrive tranny. Moser 12 bolt rear end with Eaton posi and 3:73 gears. 4 wheel Wilwood disc brakes, Foose wheels with BFG tires, L88 fiberglass hood.
The story behind this car is one of which I am extremely proud of and only what is above has the answer.
Three years ago I was hit in the head with a hot tub cover on Christmas Day. After being taken to the doctor and extensive tests being done I was diagnosed with two brain tumors. I ended up at Madison University and had brain surgery for the removal of one of the tumors which was cancer. During my extensive recovery, brain radiation and chemo, my cancer counselor says, “Dave you are very special. There is something very different with you that the medical people cannot figure out. You shouldn’t be doing the things your doing and you keep on moving forward.”
She started to push the idea of me building and painting a car as it is what I did most of my life. I thought she was crazy!! Well, she has become the sole reason for me taking the chance on it. She was right and I ended up building this White Camaro in six months while on chemo. I do not know how or why but it happened. I was able to take the White car and my Black Camaro to the World of Wheels in Milwaukee in February of 2020 and I received the Steele Master Builder of the Year award for what I have accomplished.
Now please know, I do not have a shop, lift, special tools or any help, just me in my garage. If I had answers for all the questions that people ask I would be very smart. Well, I tell them, “I’m OK”
I am very fortunate making it through to this point. I enjoy going to car shows and having people see what I have accomplished.
I am a Very Proud Cancer Survivor!!! To all the Cancer patients out there, “Never Give Up”
Special Modifications: The
motor is a 350 bored 30 over, original block. Vortec heads, Jim Inglese 8 Stack carb system, Vintage Air, Dougs headers, Be Cool Radiator, EMS serpentine belt system, Dakota Digital Gauges, 4L60E 4 speed automatic/overdrive tranny. Moser 12 bolt rear end with Eaton posi and 3:73 gears. 4 wheel Wilwood disc brakes, Foose wheels with BFG tires, L88 fiberglass hood.
I purchased this car back in 1982. It was a one owner vehicle. During the following year I decided to restore the car and start taking it to local car shows. as time went by over 21 years I ended up redoing the car four times, just to keep making it better. Then I ended up selling the car to a couple from Iola, Wi. After 10 years without having a car to show we went back to Iola and actually ran into the people who bought the car from us! We talked for a long time and they told us there was a reason we all met that day, they wanted us to have our car back!! It was in the same condition as the day we sold it 10 years prior. So, we bought it back and I rebuild it one more time. That was in 2015.
One year ago we were headed to a car show and a pickup truck ran a red light. Hit our car and tore the front end off. Over $26,000 in damages. I was able to repair all the damage and make the car something I could not even dream of!! With the Help of Jim Inglese, this car is a one of a kind in Wisconsin and I am extremely proud of it!
And Yes, It is Driven!
Special Modifications: This is the Hot Wheels car paint job. I drove a 1966 Ford Fairlane 289 automatic (Great Aunt’s old car) when I was 16. I found the Hot Wheels Fairlane in Toys r Us when I was with my son years later. (He was in the Star Wars section, I was in the car section!) Found a REAL Fairlane a couple of years later, a 1966 4 speed 390, restored it and wanted something different, so I painted it like the Hot Wheels car!
Special Modifications: Here is a restored to stock 1970 BOSS 302 Mustang. The color is Medium Blue Metallic with white deluxe interior. Stock BOSS 302 engine with 290 rated horsepower. Behind this is a close ratio 4 speed transmission and a 3.91 traction-lok rear end. Factory options include power steering, rear window louvers, rear spoiler, Magnum 500 wheels and more. This BOSS is a “one of one” per the Marti report. Of the 7,014 1970 BOSS 302’s, this is the only one optioned out as it stands! A unique feature is the reflective side stripes as shown in one photo. These are original type stripes as came on these Mustangs. A driven Mustang that shows well. The BOSS 302 is a time capsule of pure American muscle car and Trans-Am history.
Special Modifications: My 65 Buick pulls triple duty every year: grocery getter, parade car and the only Nailhead racecar in Pure Stock, FAST and Supercar series drag racing competition. The car was built to compete in stock tire muscle car racing series, meaning no aftermarket parts or modifications are allowed. The car is very competitive against better known muscle cars (GTO’s, Road Runners and Mustangs for example) and has run a best of 13.85 @ 99.0 mph with a 2 speed automatic and 3.42 rear gear. I’ve owned the car for 10 + years and it has been raced consistently since the day I got it.
Special Modifications: This is a LS3-4L65E Trans-Coan TQ-12 Bolt 3.73-Church Boys front Suspension.
I’m the third owner since 1987. It was purchased from Air Force Lieutenant Colonel B52 Pilot, at Offutt Air Base, Omaha, Nebraska.