Turtle Wax presents
Street Rodder Top 100
Lou Querusio, Mendon, Massachusetts / '59 Cadillac coupe
The team at Xtreme, in Slatersville, Rhode Island, gave Lou's coupe a perfect stance thanks to RideTech and a flawless wheel-and-tire combo. Custom-made side trim and a subtle combination of yellow and cream with a dash of purple keeps the car both graceful and classic. Power comes from a well-detailed 390ci V-8 topped with factory Tri-power.
Paul White, Portland, Maine / '49 Oldsmobile 88 convertible
Creative fabrication from Back Bay Customs, in Portland, Maine, adds a unique signature style, which includes a perfect chop, channel, and sectioning. Perched atop a custom chassis with RideTech, power comes from a supercharged Aurora V-8 linked to a six-speed transmission. Mile-deep maroon gloss, and Colorado Custom wheels seal the deal.
Doug Klett, Plainville, Connecticut / '36 Ford coupe
Hopped up with a nod to post-war styling includes a louvered hood, 4-inch dropped axle, and rake. The soft gray gloss and bodywork was applied by Allstar Hot Rods of Berlin, Connecticut. Power comes from a warmed-over 327 Chevy.
Ed Bobowicz, Lockport, New York / '34 Chevrolet Master coupe
Painted in PPG black with chrome accents, including the original door handles and bumpers. Under the hood a serious 502ci Chevy Rat brings plenty of go to the formula while an independent frontend and four-bar rear suspension keeps everything settled. Billet Specialties Legacy wheels add the final bit of glamor to the mix.
Mike and Marcia Johnston, Livonia, New York / '34 Ford sedan
Stored away since 1959, this '34 Ford sedan was given a second chance when it was delivered to the Hot Rod Garage in Denton, Maryland. It features custom nerf bars, an aggressive Roush V-8, immaculate interior appointments by Dean Alexander, and vibrant red gloss.
Eric Chesna, South Weymouth, Massachusetts / '29 Ford pickup
Eric purchased the project when he was 18 years old. Doing everything himself except for the paint (handled by Holbrook Autobody), he used a Chick Brignolo chassis and Halibrand wheels. Power comes from Chevy 350 linked to a 700-R4 trans. The custom bed, roll pan, and simple interior give the truck plenty of style.
Andy Walton, Hockessin, Delaware / '35 Ford coupe
Doused in black with a hard chop and accentuated with big-inch Billet Specialties wheels and low-profile rubber. Power is a 427ci Ford mill topped by a Weiand blower. The Hot Rod Garage in Denton, Maryland, gave this coupe endless attitude.
Eugene Milella, Rochester, New York / '27 Ford roadster
Starting with a '27 Ford cowl and doors, Eugene fabricated the remainder of the body. The chassis features a torsion bar frontend by Oz, while a '48 Ford Flathead topped with Offy heads is shifted through a five-speed box. Americans wrapped with black rubber keep it rolling while a simple tan bucket-styled interior makes those long rides comfy.
Tony Brandt, Mansfield, Ohio / '36 Dodge convertible
Tony kept his Dodge in the family with a Mopar 360ci V-8 linked to a 904 transmission. Good looks come from a combination of PPG Boysenberry gloss combined with Boyd Coddington wheels topped with Nitto rubber. He has participated in six Street Rodder Road Tour segments, logging over 7,500 miles.
Ted Trent, Amesbury, Massachusetts / '55 Studebaker Champion
Hammered to the ground, Ted's coupe is riding on RideTech incorporated into a custom fabbed chassis with Corvette C-4 front suspension. Chopped and shaved, it has a black and silver gloss. Power comes from an injected 638ci Merlin V-8 shifted through vintage Hurst.