Courtney welcomes AutoZone Senior Vice President for Commercial Larry Roesel to PowerBlock for an announcement you Jeep guys will especially love! Ian Johnson and a team of 16 AutoZone commercial customer shop techs will tear down and build a ’99 Jeep TJ in four episodes. Larry will also explain how their Commercial Shop referral program works. Ian Johnson will pop in for some extra build details and our Xtreme 4×4 special begins June 1 & 2nd. Plus, this weekend we’ll feature a father-son build of a ’66 C-10 by Joe and Aron DuRard. Aron, who is only 13, was involved in every aspect of the resto.
Courtney gives you an advance look at the new car movie “Clutch.” It’s a true gearhead flick with more than 150 vehicles in it and more 70 of them are classic muscle cars. We’re talking $5.5 million worth of cars! It was inspired by the classic car movies like “Bullet,” “Two Lane Blacktop,” “LeMans,” and “Grand Prix.” Jay Rowlands is Courtney’s guest this weekend; he’s the writer, producer, star and director. He enlisted the help of his car club using a range of cars from a $750,000 ’69 Penske Trans Am race Camaro all the way down to an $8,000 ’68 Camaro stunt car. Jay plays small town racer Travis Engels who tries to find some shortcuts to victory lane and in the process puts himself and his closet friends at risk. “Clutch” is available on first release DVD and BlueRay and you can see some clips on PowerBlock May 4 & 5.
This may be the rarest, most expensive car we’ve ever had on PowerBlock! This weekend Courtney features the only 1967 Shelby GT500 convertible ever built! Brian & Samantha Styles got the car and hired Shelby specialist Jeff Yergovich of R & A Motorsports to transform it back to its original state when Carroll Shelby owned it. But not one nut or bolt was touched until a year’s worth of research was done on the history of this pony car through photographs and interviews of former Shelby employees. The Styles created a website for Shelby enthusiasts and Shelby employees to contribute ideas. Jeff’s team had to duplicate the prototype fiberglass pieces by hand. It’s got a 428 Police Interceptor with two four barrel carburetors. It has unique 10 spoke wheels with Goodyear tires that Carroll loved. And the interior is show car worthy and it later became the ’68 styling prototype and photographic car. Some of the firsts for this rare car: It’s the only 1967 Shelby GT convertible built, it has the only big block GT convertible built by Shelby American, Inc, it is the only dual-quad carbureted Ford Mustang convertible and/or Shelby GT convertible built, and it’s the first big block Shelby GT convertible built.
Off-road stadium truck racing is back! Robby Gordon has resurrected something very similar to the old Mickey Thompson Stadium Series, but he’s taking it to another level. Race truck driver Jesse Johnson will join Courtney this weekend to tell you all about Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Truck Series. Jesse is the younger brother of five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. Racing up to 40 identically prepared 650 horsepower trucks, some of the world’s top racers will compete at 12 of the biggest stadiums in the U.S. These trucks weigh only 3000 lbs., so you’re guaranteed to see fast, furious, door to door racing action. The next event is April 21 in Long Beach, CA, followed by a race at the L.A. Coliseum April 27. Meet Jesse Johnson on PowerBlock April 13 & 14. For more on the series visit StadiumSuperTrucks.com
This weekend on PowerBlock, Courtney features a unique project that was built to raise money to fight breast cancer. The “Mystical Build” Mustang is a 1967 Fastback that was the brainchild of “Mustang Times” editor Mary Jean Wesche. Her two daughters were diagnosed with breast cancer and her way to fight back was to build a classic Pony car using donated parts and money from Mustang clubs all across the country. She enlisted the help of Jeff Yergovich from R & A Motorsports to build the car that’s powered by a Boss 302. Now it’s up for grabs in a raffle with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. See this amazing story on PowerBlock March 30 & 31.
This weekend Courtney is joined by YearOne president Kevin King and our Muscle Car project “Overkill.” This baby is sporting a new set of YearOne wheels! Kevin will show you their new line of wheels with a twist: 17 x 9-inch versions of old school 14 & 15-inch wheels; a new take on a classic design! Over the last 7 years, YearOne has raised over 2 million dollars for charity and they’re still going. Right now you can buy a $10 raffle ticket for the chance to win a YearOne motorcycle. Starting with a Kustomwerks frame, it sports an S&S motor that makes 100 horsepower. It’s all on PowerBlock March 23 and 24. Raffle info at YearOne.com
In our world, if you looked up “high performance” in the dictionary Vic Edelbrock’s picture would be there! This weekend Courtney helps celebrate Edelbrock’s 75th anniversary with Vic himself. You’ll get more details on how to win Vic’s 75th anniversary Mustang GT tricked out by our HorsePower guys — You know, it includes an E-Force Supercharger! Plus, the winner gets an expense-paid trip for two to the SEMA show in Las Vegas and dinner with Vic. Plus, we’ll look back at the history of Edelbrock starting with the company’s first part in 1938, an intake for the Ford Flathead.
It’s all on PowerBlock March 9 & 10. To enter the Edelbrock 75th Anniversary Mustang Giveaway go to Edelbrock.com or enter here @ PowerBlockTV.com
This weekend on PowerBlock, Courtney is joined by 4 Wheel Parts CEO Greg Adler as he hands over the keys of their ’97 Jeep TJ. The lucky winner is Andrew Hill from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who only entered the contest once at his local 4 Wheel Parts store. Andrew is a veteran and off-road enthusiast, so this TJ is perfect for him. It was built on Xtreme 4×4 by host Ian Johnson, and features a Rubicon long arm suspension kit, big G2 axles & gears, Procomp tires and wheels, Smittybilt body armor, a sport cage and cool seats!
Plus, this weekend PowerBlock Magazine’s Jason Lewis will give us his driving impressions of the new 2013 Mustang GT that you can also see in the 50th edition issue of PowerBlock Magazine. Check it all out March 2 & 3 .
This weekend on PowerBlock, Courtney is joined by Bully Dog president Michael Klassen with some tuner numbers you Hemi owners will love! Michael will announce their new tune for cars and trucks with Hemi’s. It’s been 2 years in the making! They expect you’ll see about 20-plus extra horsepower with better drivability. Bully Dog also has a new tune for 2011, 2012 and 2013 Jeeps.
But the big news is with the downloader for professional big rig trucks. Trucks! did a test with Pilot Transportation that showed a 15% increase in fuel economy and an 18% increase in horsepower. So if the average rig drives a 120,000 miles a year at $4 diesel fuel, that’s more than $12,000 a year savings per truck! Check it out on PowerBlock February 16 & 17. For more go to BullyDog.com
This weekend on PowerBlock Courtney will feature a gorgeous ’69 Pro Touring Camaro R-S. It was a two-year frame-off resto that left owner Tommy Harris with a beauty. It’s powered by a 572 big block with 4-10 gears and a Doug Nash five speed. This muscle car makes 675 horsepower! The interior is unusual with a reversed Yellow and Black California Daytona Hound’s-tooth by Camaro Central. It rolls on Forgeline Wheels with Nitto rubber and the paint color is Velocity Yellow with wide black stripes.
Plus, this weekend it’s an an all-new presentation of Search and Restore as we help a veteran and St. Louis-area firefighter finish what he started: A 1974 Dodge Challenger.
Also, we’ll go one-on-one with comedian and hardcore gearhead Christopher Titus from his L.A. garage. See it on PowerBlock February 2 & 3.