’41 Willys on PowerBlock!

Check out this gorgeous 1941 Willys custom on PowerBlock this weekend. Courtney welcomes yet another awesome build by Jason Graham Hot Rods of Portland, Tennessee. He started with just a bare body and built a custom chassis under it with a full air ride suspension for owner David Trent. Jason did extensive body mods including a 3 1/2” chop, custom fender skirts in the rear, hand-built running boards, suicide doors, a side opening hood and reshaped the front fenders. It’s powered by a small block Chevy with 3 deuces and a 350 turbo tranny. The interior is killer with White tuck and roll and Green piping, plus a custom dash with a ’34 Plymouth gauge pod. Jason created his own custom color from PPG Green Pearl and Green Microflake. And it all rolls on ‘55 Pontiac hubcaps on Firestone bias-ply whitewalls.

See it on PowerBlock August 24th & 25th. For more JasonGrahamHotrods.com


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Sleeper Valiant on PowerBlock!

This weekend on PowerBlock Courtney welcomes builder Jesse Greening of Greening Auto Company and his killer creation, a sleeper ’69 Valiant. Jesse and his crew have won an astounding two Ridler Awards! This Valiant was built for owner Don Montgomery who wanted anything but a trailer queen, so it sports a 6.4 liter Hemi topped with a custom intake and 8 stack fuel injection. It sits on an Art Morrison chassis and rolls on custom Greening Auto wheels. The custom interior is from M & M upholstery in Holly Pine, Alabama. The exterior is interesting as Don wanted to keep the patina to add to the sleeper impression. We’ll also go to Jesse’s 15,000 sq.ft. shop in Nashville to see how they make custom one-off wheels, LS valve covers and intakes and other parts.

Check it out on PowerBlock August 17th & 18th. For more go to GreeningAutoCompany.com

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Really HOT Hotrod on PowerBlock!

Check out this radical hotrod Courtney features this weekend on PowerBlock. It’s a 1934 Ford pickup that owner Larry Tucker started with only the cab he found in Missouri. He turned to Jason Graham Hotrods in Cleveland, Tennessee, to finish the build off. It’s got a blown 454 Chevy engine with 6 deuces and Wieand 6-71 blower. This baby makes 600 horses!

That’s a Model-A grill sandwiched between 1934 Ford commercial headlights. It rolls on custom Model-A wheels and classic whitewalls, 20” in the front, 19” in the rear. The color is a custom color Jason named “Chocolate Brown”. You have to see the rear bed and how the 9” rear and straight axle is mounted above the bed. The interior is just as cool in a “Saddleback Tan” with a 1940 Ford steering wheel and Genie shifter. One very wild hotrod!

It’s on PowerBlock July 27 & 28. For more on his other builds visit JasonGrahamHotrods.com

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Mothers Polish Mustang on PowerBlock!

We know it looks great, but the Mothers/Vaughn Gittin RTR Mustang has the chops too! This weekend on PowerBlock Courtney welcomes Jim Halloway from Mothers and their killer track car that you can bid on to win. This 2013 Mustang GT has a 5.0L V-8 engine with 6-speed manual transmission and Ford Racing Supercharger. Yeah it’s fast with 650 horsepower, and it’s Vaughn’s vision of what the Mustang should be. It has lots of carbon fiber pieces, HRE Wheels, American Racing long tube headers and a Magnaflow Performance Exhaust. The BASF R-M Onyx two-stage Candy Carizzma waterborne paint is a custom “Mothers Red” formulated by Chris Guinn. Mitch Kelly of Kelly & Son the Crazy Painters in Bellflower, California, painted the graphics. The custom interior, designed by the RTR team, was mastered by Stitchcraft Custom Interiors of Westminster, CA. The car will end up in January at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, with proceeds going to the Barrett-Jackson Cancer Research Fund at TGen, in honor of Jim’s late father Al.

Watch PowerBlock July 13th & 14th. For more go to Mothers.com or MustangRTR.com

If you want to help and can’t wait for the auction you can make a donation now at TGEN.org

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Ol’ Ranch Truck on PowerBlock!

This weekend Courtney shows off one gorgeous custom truck that’s going to live on a Montana ranch. Owners David and Helena Seiver wanted a four-wheel-drive custom truck that was ranch-worthy so they turned to T.C. Penick and the crew at Bay One Customs. The problem: this was a two wheel drive 1954 F-100. No problem for Bay One!

The New Process transfer case found a home, and they dropped in a Mercury 410 engine with C6 transmission. The rear bed is a unique material made out of recycled plastic. The interior is retro but updated with a killer stereo, iPod connections and other creature comforts including a Lokar digital shifter readout. It’s got a 10,000-pound Warn winch in the front and a 10,000 pound Warn hitch in the rear hidden behind the license plate. All in all the team has 600 man-hours in this project!

See it on PowerBlock June 29 & 30. For more check out BayOneCustoms.com

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’49 Ford Custom on PowerBlock!

This weekend on PowerBlock Courtney showcases this gorgeous ’49 Ford sedan. It’s nosed, decked and shaved with Frenched headlights. Owner Tony Collins dropped in a modern three valve 370 horsepower Ford V-8 that sits on a Mustang Two front clip. It packs a five speed and he narrowed the rear end ten inches and it rolls on Foose wheels with Nitto tires. The interior is equally cool with Beige ultra-leather seats with two-tone inserts by Kaze Williams at Pope’s Hot Rods. Tony uncluttered the dash which now houses only the Haneline gauge cluster and Vintage Air. He also shaved the drip rails before wrapping it all in PPG “Hellfire Red”.

See it on PowerBlock June 22nd & 23rd!

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Sleeper Bel Air on PowerBlock!

1965 Sleeper Bel Air makes PowerBlock Appearance.

This weekend on PowerBlock, Courtney will feature this sleek, black ’65 Bel Air. It looks harmless, but this baby has some mojo under the hood! It’s packing a Chevy 502 big block with a 850 Holley carb and lot’s of GM Performance parts. It makes 510 horsepower! The unsuspecting color is DuPont “Croma-One Black.” The stock red cloth interior is clean and crisp, but the original three on the tree was swapped out for a Tremec TKO five-speed. It rolls on stock Chevy wheels and BFG’s, the way they looked back in the day. The car was originally restored by Ron Lynch. New owner Donald Brinson says driving it makes him feel like he’s 16 again. Now what more would you want form a car?

Check it out on PowerBlock May 25 & 26.

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Trucks! host Kevin Tetz shares his “Jaded” Mustang on PowerBlock!

You’ll be seeing green this weekend as Courtney features “Jaded,” the 1966 Mustang restored by our very own Kevin Tetz from Trucks! He got the car back in 2002, and for a while thought it was beyond rescue, but look at it now! It has an ’04 Cobra supercharged 4.6 engine with an Eaton blower that makes around 600 horsepower. Kevin wanted to marry modern performance and styling cues into his classic pony car and he did with great success! It has a custom wrap around bumper and custom Shelby-styled rear body panels. It sits on a Schwartz Performance full frame chassis and Forgeline Wheels with BFG rubber. Kevin enlisted the help of T.C. Penick of Bay One Customs as well as a lot of his friends to finish the car to make the SEMA show last year in the Heat Shield Products booth. It’s one gorgeous muscle car you need to see May 18 & 19 on PowerBlock.

For more on the build check out T.C.’s blog at BayOneCustoms.com

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AutoZone, Xtreme 4×4 Announcement on PowerBlock

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.

See it all on PowerBlock May 11 & 12.

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