World’s Fasteset Man on PowerBlock!

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The world’s fastest man in a piston driven car at 439 MPH is Memphis businessman, car enthusiast and land-speed record holder George Poteet. He joins Courtney this weekend with his ’56 Chevy Pro Touring Shoebox. Built by Dan Kemp, it has a handmade hand cast grill, with custom trim and bumpers, a chopped top, a 2 door hardtop roof on it, and rolls on custom wheels. The engine is an aluminum Rodeck with SB-2 head making around 480 horses. The engine bay is THE most amazing one we’ve ever seen! George has a huge car collection, but he may be best known as a Bonneville Salt Flats racer. He owns the record at 439, but he actually made one pass at 462 but couldn’t back it up. Also this weekend it’s the premiere of Search and Restore’s Hudson makeover project. You’ll see the entire build of this rare Hornet on our two hour block. Check it out November 17 & 18. For more on the Hudson Museum and Miller Motors visit www.YpsiAutoHeritage.org – For more on Dan Kemp: www.exploringthenorth.com/kemp/rods.html

Classic Dupli-Color Roadster Rolls into PowerBlock

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Courtney welcomes young gun builder Jordan Graham to PowerBlock this week. He’s building two throwback projects for Dupli-Color — a traditional 50s-style 1928 Roadster and a 1947 Knucklehead Harley ’60’s outlaw-style chopper. Jordan has been updating the progress of the builds on Dupli-Color’s Facebook page as he uses their products on everything from the frame, to the body panels, to the interior, and doing it “old style” as if it came from that era. And he does it all in a simple one-car garage! Plus, we’ll check out this awesome 1931 Model-A hot rod. See it all on The PowerBlock August 18th & 19th starting at 9 a.m. Eastern/8 a.m. Central.

For more on Jordan: Facebook.com/DupliColor

 
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1930 Hot Rod

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This weekend on PowerBlock Courtney showcases an all-steel 1930 hot rod. The car was found in a shed in Shelbyville, TN covered in mud and rust. Owner Joe Swanson enlisted his son Charlie for the 5 month resto. Charlie is the owner of Charlie’s Custom Creations in Murfreesboro, TN. It took the team 4000 man hours to complete the build including a lot of metal fabrication to suicide and narrow the doors and chop the top 4”. It’s powered by a stroked and blown 304 inch flathead. The gorgeous leather interior was done by The Trim Den with Ostrich inserts throughout. The paint is House of Kolor Cinder Red with Orange Candy. Check it out on PowerBlock March 24 & 25. For more go info, check out CharliesCustomCreations.com

Paint Secrets!

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Master painter Ted Swan joins Courtney this weekend to talk paint! Ted will share his experience using Summit’s base coat/clear coat system and why. Cost is one, ease of application is another. The system offers 40 custom colors and they’re based on trends in the custom industry. The cost is low compared to a paint company that has to match thousands of factory colors. Summit has 40; including Gun Metal Silver, Pearl White, plain White, Hot Rod Satin Black, Orange Pearl, Red Pearl, solid color Reds, and even a Turquoise for someone who’s going old style. Plus we’ll check out this gorgeous ’32 Ford Coupe with a 350 smallblock and a 6-71 Weiand blower and polished aluminum Edelbrock heads. It rolls on Billet Specialty Wheels and Michelin rubber; 15’s in the front, 20’s in the rear. See it all on PowerBlock February 4 & 5.