'51 Studebaker convertible
When Rowray pulled into the event with his black Stude convertible towing his custom Stude trailer (hauling a '49 Harley-Davidson), people were dumbstruck. Besides the LT1 install and the custom leather interior (with Dakota Digital gauges and LCD DVDs mounted behind the bucket seats), Rowray's trailer was also made of '51 Stude parts.
'30 Ford highboy coupe
Model A coupes sure are popular nowadays and, when they look this good, who can you blame? A '53 Merc Flathead powers the Ford, and it's topped with an Edmunds manifold and twin Strombergs. The body is chopped 2 1/2 inches-the same amount for the channel. A quick-change out back and a rolled 'n' pleated interior rounds things out.
Dusty Cox Jr.
Fort Smith, AR
'60 Chevy Impala
Cox found this low-mileage car and cleaned it up before adding the 13-inch disc brakes and Budnik wheels. The 348 engine looks like it rolled off the assembly line yesterday.
'57 Buick Special
That's a lot of bumper on Ed's hardtop! They made 'em big and heavy back in 1957, but Bice updated his Special with a 6.0L Cadillac Escalade engine backed to a 4L60E trans. An IFS from Fatman Fabrications, 'bags from RideTech, and 17- and 18-inch billet wheels help the Buick roll down the road in style.
'40 Ford convertible
Driveshaft specialist Mickey Smith tells us his convertible uses '40 Ford standard front sheetmetal-something the factory didn't do on the convertibles for that year. Under the hood is a 383 V-8, and the ride rolls on Wheel Smith wires. Krist Kustoms did the leather interior.
'61 Chevy Bel Air
Dooley & Sons Rods and Customs in Magnolia, TX, a full-service, whatever-you-want kind of shop built this '61 Chevy Bel Air for Meg Cameron. The black beauty features a 409 engine, RideTech airbags, and 20- and 22-inch Intro wheels.