From MuscleCar to Search & Restore, PowerBlock has shown you the problems rust can cause for a project, and we’re sure many of you have experienced the frustrations with it as well.
But where there’s a PowerBlock fan, there’s a way.
Brandon Mcwhinnie posted this video on myPowerBlock back in February of this year, and we couldn’t help but show it off again for those who haven’t seen it. Check how he does a frame-off for this Chevy Malibu.
Last night, Kristen Bell was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon talking about her new movie, Hit & Run, when Jimmy held up a picture of Dax Shepard and his 1967 Lincoln Continental on PowerBlock!
Kristen, who’s Dax’s fiancée, spoke emphatically about his love for cars, and even joked that she’s a little jealous of his hobby.
Below is the video, but around the 2:35 mark, the conversation goes something like this:
Jimmy Fallon: Are you jealous of you car?
Kristen Bell: I mean, who wouldn’t be?! That’s Lady Lincoln!
Jimmy Fallon: Lady Lincoln.
Kristen Bell: Look at that look on his face!
Jimmy Fallon: It looks like he just got caught cheating on you!
Kristen Bell: It really does!
(Some of you have been there before, right PowerBlock fans?)
Check out more about Dax Shepard’s 1967 Lincoln Continental in PowerBlock Magazine!
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.
Did you know, PowerBlock fans: On this day in 1978, Ford Motor Company chairman Henry Ford II fired Lee Iacocca. He was Ford’s president.
It was no secret that there was tension between Ford and Iacocca. In his autobiography, Iacocca tells the story of that day. Just before 3 p.m. on July 13, 1978, Ford told him, “Sometimes you just don’t like somebody.”
The following year, Iacocca came president of the Chrysler Corporation, which was facing bankruptcy at the time. He didn’t want Chrysler to fail, so he went to the federal government for aid. His efforts paid off, and Congress gave Chrysler for $1.5 billion. Afterward, Chrysler showed a small profit in 1981 and later produced record profits of more than $2.4 billion in 1984.”
In 1992, Iacocca retired as chief executive of Chrysler
Did you know, PowerBlock fans: On this day in 1956, the last Packard rolled off of the production plant in Detroit, Michigan.
Packards were known for their large bodies and elegance, making it one of the first luxury car manufacturers in the country. They earned their reputation early for developing the “Gray Wolf,” a four-cylinder speedster released in 1904, making it one of the first racing cars available for sale to the general public.
Packard was an independent automaker whose advantage above other luxury automakers was its single production line. They didn’t offer models every year, but rather, used a “series” formula for introducing new models.
The 1916 release of the Twin Six had a V-12 engine; however, it wasn’t enough to keep up with some of the bigger corporate auto manufacturers. GM’s Cadillac began to take over as the premier luxury vehicle with the success of its V-16.
The final model was produced on June 25, 1956 in South Bend, Indiana.
This weekend on PowerBlock, we go behind the scenes of G.I. Joe: Retaliation slated to hit movie theaters in Spring 2013. Our sponsor Royal Purple has a role in this sequel to “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra,” and Courtney gives you an advanced look at some of the vehicles including a 17’ combat dune buggy armed with a 50 caliber machine gun and a radically transformed 796 Ducati attack bike. The buggy weighs nearly 6000 pounds and has 450 horsepower. You’ll meet the builder and Picture Car Coordinator, Bill Barillaro, responsible for the buggy and 22-ton, 16′ tall Hiss Tank. Bill started his career in the movie “Speed” as a bus mechanic. Courtney also welcomes the man who arms all the vehicles and the actors, Kevin McCullough. Check it out on PowerBlock June 23 & 24. For more go to GIJoemovie.com or RoyalPurple.com
A stretch of highway between San Antonio and Austin will have a posted speed of 85 MPH. Texas State Highway 130 was built to alleviate traffic for I-35. Completion of construction is expected to be finished by the end of the year. Texas Legislature passed a law last year that allowed for speed limits of up to 85 MPH on new highways determined to be safe enough. Utah is the only other state that has a speed limit above 75 MPH. What do you think, PowerBlock fans? Is 85 MPH too fast (if there is such a thing)?
Search & Restore volunteer Chris Ryan of Ryan’s Rod & Kustoms has been showing off his 1948 Cadillac Convertible Custom in the RTM Productions (PowerBlock TV) parking lot, and we couldn’t help but notice!
Chris told us a little bit about his ride and how he got it. Long story short, someone he knew picked the up Cadillac to restore it, and as it was being transported, the truck, along with the Cadillac wrecked and fell off a cliff! The driver was ok, but decided the Cadillac’s damage was too much for him to take on, so Chris offered to buy it from him.
Chris did all of the metal work, paint and chassis work — everything except the interior. Check out some of the specs:
-RideTech (AirRide) technologies suspension with shock waves
-2002 Corvette LS 1 engine
-Multiple performance accessories
-Chuck Hannah Interior
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.