A Project For American HeroesThis Summer PRIMEDIA's Super Chevy magazine is teaming up with CARS Inc. and the Roadster Shop and will literally recreate a classic 1957 Chevrolet convertible and sell it at the world-renowned Barrett-Jackson Car Auction, with all proceeds going to the Armed Forces Foundation to help the families of fallen and disabled soldiers.
Multiple partners will be contributing to the '57 Chevy dream car build. CARS Inc. will supply the steel body and complete interior, as well as a full complement of exterior trim pieces, body moldings, and miscellaneous components; everything necessary to outfit a complete car. The Roadster Shop will outfit the body with one of its frames, as well as build the complete turnkey vehicle. Most importantly, Armed Forces personnel have the option of choosing color schemes, interior designs, and exterior trims via the Project American Heroes Web site.
"Project American Heroes is a fantastic opportunity to give back to the military personnel who have sacrificed so much" Super Chevy magazine Publisher Ed Zinke said. "Many of them share our passion for the automobile, so we could think of no better outlet than the creation of the ultimate '57 Chevy."
Super Chevy readers will also be there every step of the way, following the complete build across multiple issues of the magazine. Starting in May, issues will include articles focusing on distinct portions of the project vehicle, including frame, body, suspension, engine, driveline, and paint. Coverage will continue throughout the summer leading up to the final Barrett-Jackson auction event in Scottsdale, Arizona, next January. Many of the giants of the performance automotive aftermarket industry will be contributing products to the project. Companies involved include Heidts Hot Rod Shop, Air Ride, Smeding Performance, Holley, Moser, Stainless Steel Brakes, Competition Cams, K&N, Nitto, and Flaming River, just to name a few.
More information on this exciting program can be found on Super Chevy's Web site, www.superchevy.com, or at www.projectamericanheroes.org, where additional donations will be accepted for this worthy cause.
A Dynamic DuoSteve Legens, owner of Legens Hot Rod in Martin, Tennessee, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Don's Hot Rods located in Germantown, Ohio.
Legens Hot Rod has been a street rod builder and parts manufacturer since the early '90s. Legens has an excellent understanding and reputation in the hot rod industry, and has always been very supportive of the Don's Hot Rod brand and the legacy he started. Don Pilkington and Steve have been friends for years, and Steve said, "It was a natural for us carry on the tradition set by Don." Again, Steve said, "We will keep the Don's Hot Rod name to market the products for the foreseeable."
Don's Hot Rods has been a leading manufacturer of 1937-48 Ford parts, including custom bumpers, grills, hood and deck lid latch kits, hood and deck lid support kits, and many other useful parts since the early '90s. Don's Hot Rods also produce many multi-make parts.
With the acquisition of Don's Hot Rods, Legens will manufacture over 100 products for the street rod industry. Legens Hot Rod is committed to making the transition as smooth as possible with minimum disruption to business. The impressive combination of Legens Hot Rod and Don's Hot Rods makes quite a dynamic pair, with over 50 years of hot rod history. For more info on Legens' array of products and services, contact them at (731) 587-6002 or check out their Web site at www.legenshotrod.com.
Welcome To The Garage"Museums shouldn't be dusty places full of stuff just sitting around, kind of like an abandoned yard sale. Museums should be lively, interactive places where old stuff is used to learn new things." Those are the words of Tony Thacker, executive director of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by the Auto Club of Southern California-that's why he's so excited about Wally's Garage, the just-opened interactive area within the museum.
According to Thacker, "the idea behind Wally's Garage was to have a place in the museum where our staff could work on vehicles that needed minor restoration and where, when appropriate, the public could come and watch and be involved. They can ask questions but not lift wrenches!"
The first vehicle being worked on is the famous Howard Cams Rattler. "It's one of the original nine California Hot Rod Reunion Cacklefest cars and was hugely successful in the late '60s at southland strips, including Riverside, where Larry Dixon Sr. won the 1969 Hot Rod Magazine Championship," Thacker said. "The car was donated to the Parks Museum by Danny Porche in 2000, and was in need of some resuscitation. Now it's being assembled in Wally's Garage where part of the rebuild will be filmed for Jimmy Shine's new TV show, 'Hard Shine.'"
For more information on special exhibits, museum events, or directions, call (909) 622-2133 or visit http://museum.nhra.com.
GM Extends Warranty On Performance PartsGM Performance Parts (GMPP) announced it will extend the warranty offered on its Performance Parts crate engines* to 24-months/50,000 miles (whichever occurs first), and it will add a 12-month/12,000 mile warranty to its Performance Parts components, effective March 1.
"Now, whether you're buying a brand new GM vehicle, a GM Certified Used Vehicle, or a GM Performance Parts crate engine for your project vehicle, GM is letting everyone know that our products offer outstanding quality, durability, and value," Executive Director of GM Accessories Nancy Philippart said. "This new GM Performance Parts warranty demonstrates our confidence in our performance products and builds on the steps we've taken to deliver both product excellence and industry-leading value."
The new warranty periods will be applied to GMPP crate engines, transmissions, and components installed in or purchased for street legal automotive applications after March 1, 2007, and is transferable to subsequent owners (by providing required documents to any purchaser of the vehicle in which the assembly/component was originally installed).
The new warranty covers thousands of GM Performance Parts, from spark plug wires to crate engines, and it is important to enthusiasts who see hot rodding and car building as more than a hobby-it's a lifestyle and a commitment-where brand loyalties are based on a mechanical relationship that is bolted in by quality and value. Only the best will do for the serious car enthusiast, and that's what GMPP offers.
Enthusiasts who crave the latest technology, maximum horsepower, and the expertise and confidence backed by GM can purchase GMPP crate engines, blocks, heads, and components from GMPP Authorized Center dealers or any other GM dealership nationwide. For more information or to locate the closest GM dealership, visit www.gmperformanceparts.com, or call 1-800-577-6888.
*Does not include any crate engines that are marketed and sold for race applications, including part numbers 88958602, 88958603, 88958604, 12498825, 12498826, and 12498827.
Win A Classic CarThink you know classic cars? Here's your chance to prove it.
Timber Wolf moist snuff is transforming six classics back to their original glory inthe Timber Wolf Speed Shop-then they're giving them away! But if you want to drive home a winner, you'll have to use your gearhead.
First things first: the cars. They've got a '32 Ford Coupe, '69 Super Bee, '57 Chevy, '64 Corvette, '69 Mustang Sportsroof and '67 Mercury Comet.
Now, how it all works. From May 15 to November 1, you'll find a code under the lid of every Timber Wolf can. Enter that code at www.twspeedshop.com, pick a car, and estimate how much you think it will be worth once the transformation is complete. For a better estimate of its value, you can watch web videos of each car's transformation and read editorials in STREET RODDER, Mopar Muscle, Hot Rod, Corvette Fever, Mustang Monthly and Car Craft. If you're the first person whose bid is on the money, the car is yours.
Every lid's a bid. The more Timber Wolf lids you collect, the more estimates you get, and the more chances you have to win.
Turtle Wax / Street Rodder Top 100 In Full SwingFor over a decade, STREET RODDER magazine has led the rodding industry with its coveted "STREET RODDER 10" program. Every year, our editors painstakingly search through hundreds of the nation's best rods to select their "STREET RODDER Top 10." One of the most prestigious honors in the industry, the "10" will now become the "STREET RODDER 100," based on the top 10 street rods at the top 10 events. This is a big leap forward for the world-renowned program, and it will have a powerful impact on the street rodding community.
"Having Turtle Wax on board will be a great addition as we embark on the next generation of STREET RODDER events," said STREET RODDER Editorial Director Brian Brennan. "The Turtle Wax brand resonates with our consumers and we're looking forward to a successful partnership."
STREET RODDER will be present at all of the top 10 events, selecting 10 significant vehicles at each show. The winning rods will then be pictured in STREET RODDER magazine and posted on the "Turtle Wax Presents the STREET RODDER Top 100" section of the STREET RODDER Web site. The candidates will grow to 100 throughout the year, and for the first time ever STREET RODDER fans will be able to vote in the 2007 STREET RODDER magazine "Street Rod of the Year." Turtle Wax will be there every step of the way, with branding on photos and profiles of all of the nominees.
"STREET RODDER Top 100" competitors will all receive custom jackets embroidered with both the STREET RODDER and Turtle Wax logos. Competitors will also receive free products from Turtle Wax to help keep their award-winning cars in top condition. The "Street Rod of The Year" winner will receive a custom trophy and championship STREET RODDER/Turtle Wax leather jacket. As in years past, the trophy and jackets will work as symbols for the enthusiasts who win them, glorifying their success and prominence in the 2007 competition.
Turtle Wax Presents the STREET RODDER Top 100 cars will be selected at the following events.
|Syracuse Nationals, NY ||July 20-22 ||www.rightcoastcars.com |
|Goodguys Puyallup, WA ||July 27-29 ||www.good-guys.com |
|Goodguys Pleasanton, CA ||August 24-26 ||www.good-guys.com |
|Goodguys Joliet, IL ||Sept. 21-23 ||www.good-guys.com |
|Goodguys Ft. Worth, TX ||Oct. 5-7 ||www.good-guys.com |