Courtney’s featured ride this weekend on PowerBlock is a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner. Owner David Nelson bought it three years ago already fully restored. The “Vitamin-C Orange” Mopar is classic muscle car powered by a 440 that makes around 500 horsepower. David swapped out the wheels to Magnum 500’s with BFG rubber; the way they came in ’69. The interior has been restored back to like new with the rare bucket seat/console setup. The four-speed was swapped for a five-speed Tremec and this 44 year old Plymouth only has 72 thousand miles on it.
Check it out on PowerBlock June 8 & 9!
Penske Racing’s 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup series Champion Brad Keselowski joins Courtney this weekend! Brad is here to get you motivated to get involved with the Scott Car Care “Worth The Work Pass It On” sweepstakes. The idea is for you to nominate your personal hero: Someone you know who enriches the lives of others through hard work, sacrifice and service. It could be a parent, teacher, coach or military serviceman or servicewoman. The winner gets a new Ford F-150 XLT EcoBoost Truck. But the person who nominates the winner also wins! They both get all-expense paid VIP Race Experience in Homestead-Miami at the Ford Championship Weekend and the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR race!
Plus, winners also receive a year of Scott Car Care products. Go to ScottCarCare.com to nominate your hero.
The sweepstakes starts June 1, so stay tuned for details!
We’ll also talk to Brad about his Checkered Flag Foundation that holds VIP events called Race 2 Recovery for veterans and wounded military at race tracks, including hot laps with Brad behind the wheel in the Race 2 Recovery stock car.
Check it out on PowerBlock June 1 and 2. For more visit CheckeredFlagFoundation.org
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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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
On a NEW episode of MuscleCar, the guys try out a self-contained paint system on the 1969 COPO Camaro Tribute Project. Starting with body work, all the way through to buffing out the end result, learn how to take your finish from beginning to end.
Wanna see parts from this show? Click here: MuscleCar Parts
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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.
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.
For more go to ClutchTheMovie.com
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.
See it on PowerBlock April 27th & 28th.
For more on the car and the build visit 1967ShelbyConvertible.com and r-amotorsports.com
The Ford Racing Handling Pack
This week on a NEW episode of HorsePower, we celebrate Edelbrock’s 75 years of high performance with a special build on a new 5.0-Liter Mustang! This pony car will be getting a new E-Force supercharger, Ford Racing suspension, exhaust and much more!
“A supercharged Mustang needs a super suspension to handle all the extra power, and that’s exactly what we’re gonna give it with this Ford Racing handling pack. … It’s designed to give the car more road course attitude without sacrificing any of the handling,” said HorsePower host Mike Galley.
Not only is HorsePower building the ultimate performance Mustang, but we will be giving it away to one lucky PowerBlock viewer! Want your chance to win? Click here: Edelbrock Mustang Giveaway
You can catch this episode of HorsePower at 9:30 a.m. EST Saturday and Sunday (April 27-28) on Spike TV. Check your local listings for specific times.
Want to see parts from this episode? Click here: HorsePower Parts
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