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2016 Ride of the Year Contest!


And the winner is…

Winner - 2016 Ride of the Year
1970 Plymouth Duster – Dale Renner

Thank you all for your passion and enthusiasm during this contest. The wide spread of votes showed that all 12 contestants have Cool Rides worthy of recognition. Congratulations to Dale Renner’s 1970 Plymouth Duster in first place, Hap Knuar’s 1931 Ford A in second place, and Ray & Shan Wolf’s 1931 Ford Coupe in third.

Every month in 2016, the Cool Rides Online team and our sponsors selected FIVE cool rides to feature each month.  Then we held an online poll that was open to the public to select that month’s “Ride of the Month”.  Below are the 12 Ride of the Month winners as chosen by YOU.

Now it is time to select the “2016 Cool Rides Online Ride of the Year” from the 12 monthly winners. Below is the picture of each ride followed by a brief description of it.  At the bottom of the page, you will see a poll where you can vote for your favorite ride!   Visitors are allowed to vote once per day and the voting closes on the evening of January 31st. The winner of this poll will win the Ride of the Year honors and with that a $500 VISA gift card, a personalized crystal award and will be featured on the cover of the 2018 Cool Rides Online calendar! Second place=$200 VISA; Third place=$100 VISA; 9 remaining rides= $50 Gold Eagle Bucks.

Submit a picture of your Cool Ride for a chance to be featured on our website!

 January Winner: Eugene Schoeck – 2015 Victory Gunner
My Gunner was customized by Arlen Ness Motorcycles. It has all the Ness goodies on it, but the best part is the paint job with the multiple shades of blue. It really pops in the sunlight. I can’t ride anywhere without someone complimenting the paint…


February Winner: Jim Palmer – 1966 Pontiac GTO
My son found this car in a pole barn in northern Idaho three and one half years ago. The body was in great condition with only minor rust. The engine, transmission and interior were in sad shape…


March Winner: Guy Monteforte – 1973 Plymouth Cuda
I Purchased her in June 2015. I had a 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe back in the day. Made the mistake of selling it in 1977!! I am having a blast, spring can’t come soon enough here in the Northeast!!


April Winner: Hap Knaur – 1931 Ford A

Our 1931 Streetrod is a driver, we average 5,000 mikes a year. It is powered by a small block chevy 350 hooked to a TH700r4 transmission. The rear is a Jaguar out of a 1985 XJ6…




May Winner: Timothy Woolard – 1967 Pontiac Firebird

This bird was a Diamond in the rough .I found the bird stored in a garage with an old mattress and clothes on it. The car was in rough shape, but the car was all original model with matching number. It was a no brainer to proceed in restoring it to showroom condition…


June Winner: Scott Zeller – Mercury Cougar XR7

purchased my 1969 Cougar XR7 in June 2015. It took me 9 months to find this car, which ended up being in Flat Rock, Michigan – Home of the Flat Rock Ford Assembly Plant and Flat Rock Speedway! I purchased this car with 39,460 documented miles…

July Winner: Greg Chapman – 1957 Chevy 150

Hi, my name is Greg Chapman and this is my 1957 Chevy 150. (This was the scaled-down tri-five model.)
My car has the original color scheme for that year… tropical turquoise and imperial ivory. It has a blue printed and balanced 350 sbc TPI engine…

August Winner: Ray & Shan Wolf – 1931 Ford Coupe

Have owned this car since 1964. Paint by my Dad from 1965 in the back yard. Bought the car from the daughter of the original owner who died in 1934 and the car had been garaged from ’34 to ’64. My Dad and I tore her down to the frame and restored her. In high school I added 500 miles to her original 17,000…

September Winner: Alan Wagner – 1956 Chevy 210

1956 Chevy B210 2 year father and son project she was an x drag car turned street burner.



October Winner: Dale Renner – 1970 Plymouth Duster

My 1st car – owned for 31 years . Original PINK car that’s Pro Streeted with Chromoly round tube chassis Fuel Injected Small Block and narrowed rear with 513 gears . It also has a 12 point cage with kid’s seat integrated in the back. Street DRIVEN OFTEN!!

November Winner: Mark Rowe 2007 Suzuki Boulevard M109R

2007 Suzuki 1800 Boulevard M109R purchased new in 2009 stock – Since then custom white with red strips paint job by Buzzards nest garage in Elizabeth,Ky. Meltzer 300 rear tire with 10′ rim with 160 front tire with 4.25 rim from Coastal Moto in . Ormond Beach, FL. -Arnott air ride…

December Winner: Ed Molinari – 1956 Chevy Hardtop

This is a 1956 chevrolet 210 hardtop.The motor is a 468 big block chevy,Turbo 400 transmission, ford 9 inch nodular 411 gears,6-71 supercharger  with twin Holley 780s.The interior is full custum black leather, gauges are all Aotometer with billet accents. Full roll cage.All body work,wiring,frame work and engine building was done by the owner and his two teenage sons in his two car garage. Paint is Copper Pearl/White Diamond pearl.Wheels and tires are mickey thompson 33×18.5 rear

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