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.
This weekend on PowerBlock, Courtney welcomes from the School of Automotive Machinists, Linda Massingill – she’s one fast lady! Linda is now a member of the 200 mile-an-hour club at the Texas Mile with a speed of 200.4 MPH. Her fast car was prepped by students from SAM, with an engine built by the students, and this naturally-aspirated 427 cubic-inch LSX powered 1998 Camaro joined the record books in the one mile run at the old airport in Beeville, Texas. Linda and her family own SAM, a Houston, Texas, based school where you can get a degree in high performance and more. It’s education at full speed! For more go to SamRacing.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 may be one of the wildest rides we’ve had on PowerBlock! This weekend check out Magnaflow’s Revolver; a 1949 Chevy 3100 unlike any other!
Magnaflow Senior Manager Richard Waitis says he came up with the concept during a layover, so he sketched it out on a cocktail napkin. The design eventually hit the hands of Chip Foose, who transformed into the real thing.
When he came up with the concept, Richard wanted to answer a very simple question: What does it sound like? So, the truck was built with four different muffler systems that they’re able to switch through to hear what each muffler sounds like. It was assembled by CW Restorations and also features a Chevy Performance E-Rod engine and a TCI chassis. It’s got Wilwood brakes, Foose wheels, Pirelli tires and Classic Industry body panels. The custom interior is from Bill Dunn’s One Stop Shop. The paint choice is BASF Glasurit 90 line, color by Chip Foose in Sioux Red.
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.
This weekend on PowerBlock, we hand over the keys of the Loctite “Putting America Back To Work” truck and trailer package. Courtney welcomes Henkel Corporation’s Director of Marketing for Loctite, Mike Shannahan, and the high bidder Tony Steve Kudlacik from the Albany, New York. Steve is a handyman who really could use a new Ford F-150 and trailer. He not only does handyman work for hire, he also helps his local senior citizens with odd jobs around the house.
Loctite will donate Steve’s winning bid of almost $42,000 to help put Americans back to work. The truck was upgraded by Trucks! and the trailer is loaded with tools and lots of Loctite products! Hear how Steve’s wife entered the last minute winning bid on PowerBlock January 26th & 27th. If you’re in the Albany, NY area you can contact Steve at HammerWorks-org.webs.com