Serious Chevelle on PowerBlock!

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Courtney showcases one serious ’70 Chevelle this weekend on The PowerBlock. Owner Jonathan Ivy gave his builder John “The Sandman” Derakhshan a blank slate to create the Chevelle he thought John deserved. With help from Troy Miller of Redrum Customs, they gutted a solid stock Chevelle and in only six months transformed it into a show stopper. They narrowed the rear two inches on each side to fit wider twenty four inch Toyo tires on Forgiato Wheels. It has an injected 502 Ram Jet that’s been dyno tested at 468 horses. The red theme continues inside, thanks to Stephen Brothers Upholstery, who crafted leather bucket seats from a GTO and a console from a ’96 Impala. This is one gorgeous car…and wait until you see the trunk! Check it out on The PowerBlock July 21 & 22. Remember we air starting at 9am ET – 11am ET.

Dukes of Hazzard Special on PowerBlock!

This weekend PowerBlock talks to “Dukes of Hazzard” star John Schneider. Courtney welcomes PowerBlock Magazine’s Jason Lewis to the team and his assignment was interviewing John Schneider at the Las Vegas Cars Stars & Knight Rider Festival. This cool car benefit supports the Children’s Miracle Network.

You can expect a wide range of topics from Jason on PowerBlock, including a look at the west coast car scene, interviews with car builders and celebrities, plus road test reports of cool cars. Jason has already contributed 3 covers to PowerBlock Magazine: George Barris, Mike Ryan and Danny Thompson. Plus we’ve got this General Lee from owner and Nolensville, TN, Police Chief Paul Rigsby. Check it out July 14 & 15. It’s the start of something new on PowerBlock!

AMX & Surprise for Courtney on PowerBlock!

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This weekend builders Jamey Jordan and Will Hudson unveil a surprise for Courtney they built custom just for her. Jamie and Will both volunteered on Search & Restore’s Mustang build for Sgt. Paul Kahler and they crafted one awesome interior for the Purple Heart veteran, including seats, console and trim. Don’t miss this cool reveal!

Kirk Organ also loans us his ’70 AMX muscle car. This 2-seater was restored by Kirk and features a stock rebuilt 360, four barrel automatic, that makes about 290 horsepower. The paint color is Matador Red. This was one of the last 150 AMX’s that came out of the Kenosha, Wisconsin plant. See it all on PowerBlock June 30 & July 1.

For custom seats and art go to HandMadeSeatCo.com and for more on Will and car restorations HudsonsRodandCustoms.com

Carroll Shelby had doubts about Mustang’s top speed

According to an article from MSNBC, when Carroll Shelby went to chief engineer Jamal Hameedi to ask if the 200 MPH rumors were true, what did Shelby say?

“You weren’t bull——– me about 200 mph, were you?”

Hameedi wasn’t. Ford’s test driver recorded an official top speed of 202 mph in a factory-built 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 at the Nardo test track in Italy.

List price starts at $54,000.

See Carroll Shelby’s story in PowerBlock Magazine: In His Own Words

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AWD Camaro!

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Yes, it’s an all-wheel drive 1968/2010 Camaro. John Wargo from The Custom Shop in Flanagan, Illinois joins Courtney this weekend with his wild custom muscle car. In a 7 month build he took the back end of a 2010 and grafted it on the front end of a ’68 Camaro, performed a two seat roadster convertible conversion and added all-wheel drive. He dropped in an LSX Pace Performance 376 motor with an F-1 Pro-charger and Holley intake and Holley Dominator fuel injection system. It rolls on Forge Line, 3 piece wheels with Toyo Tires. The paint is Pro Spray Speed Orange and Brilliant Black with a tri-coat Pearl. Check it out on PowerBlock May 4th & 5th. For more, check out CustomShop.org

Green Mopar Envy!

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Check out the gorgeous ’71 Plymouth GTX Courtney shows off this weekend on PowerBlock. Owner Jeff Saewert pulled the rusted, neglected Mopar form a salvage yard in Iowa and handed it over to Troy Angelly of T/A Restorations in Eldorado, IL. They had a lot of body work to take care of; they stripped it and hand fabricated new quarter panels and trunk extensions, almost nothing was left untouched. They rebuilt the 4 speed 440 engine and drivetrain. The interior was brought back to factory-like new and the whole package was painted in PPG Sassy Grass Green. It’s a rare car because only 32 came with a sunroof, 327 came as a 4 speed. Plus Red Kap Vice President Chris Holcombe stops in with a new contest and shares some new “Red Kaptions” that you sent in. See it all on PowerBlock April 28 & 29. FYI: we are on one hour earlier on Sunday! For more check out RedKap.com

’67 Nova

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This weekend on PowerBlock Courtney’s featured ride is a 1967 Chevy Nova SS. Owner Al Gagnon got it almost 12 years ago and changed the color from blue to GMC Fleet Red Centari. He also updated it with a GM Performance Parts 350 with a 750-cfm Holley double-pumper and Hooker headers that puts out 360 horses. The car weighs 3000 lbs. He added creature comforts like air conditioning, cruise control, power steering, power ‘70 Chevelle disc brakes, a CCP mini-subframe and chrome trim. This is no trailer queen; Al puts on about ten thousand miles a year on tours and shows. FYI: PowerBlock airs Saturday & Sunday April77th & 8th one hour earlier at 10am ET.

Olds 442!

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This weekend on PowerBlock Courtney welcomes Jacob Miles from Milestone Custom Paint and Body and a gorgeous 1968 Olds 442. Owner Mike Rosenhagen wanted a classic 442 ever since he rode in one when he was 7. Many years later he buys the exact one he rode in as a child! He turned to the team at Milestone who brought it back to better than new, including the Spies Hecker custom paint color they named Milestone Black Cherry. Plus Mike Galley will have a tech tip on how to trick out your ATV. That and 2 hours of how-to this weekend on PowerBlock, March 3 & 4. For more check out MilestonePaint.com