Each month the Cool Rides Online team and sponsors select FIVE cool rides to feature. The featured cars, trucks and bikes will each receive an award and care package filled with products valued at over $150. The featured rides compete against each other via online poll for the honor of being chosen as the Cool Rides Online, Ride of the Month! The ride of the month winner will receive a personalized award, additional apparel/product prizes and a chance to compete for the 2014 Ride of the Year!
Chuck Warrens’s 1970 Plymouth Superbird
Representing the STA-BIL® Brand Fuel Treatments
One day I went to look at a 1970 Challenger 440 six pack 4speed and the owner, he didn’t want to sell that car. In the barn there was a 1970 Plymouth Superbird that he was willing to sell for $10,000. The truth was that I couldn’t pass that up.
This Superbird has a charcoal black interior with silver trim, bucket seats and an automatic console on the floor. Numbers matching drive train.
Larry & Joey Snyder’s 1955 Chevrolet 210
Representing 104+ Octane Boost
I bought this 55 in 1985, sold it in ‘86 and bought it back in 2005. I started a frame on restoration in 2007. The ‘55 now sports a LT1, 6 speed manual trans, 4 wheel power disc brakes, front sway bar, 4 link rear, SS fuel tank with in tank pump, Vintage heat and A/C, P/S and Billet Specialties Wheels.
The True Fire paint attracts attention where ever the ‘55 goes. This is a fun and fast little Tri Five Chevy.
Chris Martin’s 1974 Pontiac Firebird
Representing Iso-HEET® Brand Fuel Treatments
I’m building my dream daily driver. She’s an all stock 1974 Pontiac Firebird with a 350P/TH350 with 86,000 miles. Paint, body & interior are finished. She has 2″ lowering springs and a huge front sway bar. I’ve upgraded the engine with a 4 barrel quadrajet & manifold, dual exhaust & HEI.Next on the list is a Trans Am steering box and 3.23 gears.
I have a Pontiac 400 at the machine shop, slowly getting a rebuild. Creature comforts include a Kenwood Excelon bluetooth stereo with a couple of amps and a sub. The firewall has been smoothed in preparation for my Vintage air A/C system. She’s a blast to drive and I get plenty of thumbs up whenever I take her out.
Brian Lutz 1969 Chevrolet Nova
Representing Start Your Engines!® Fuel System Revitalizer
Originally an SS396 car that was turned into a race car in the 1970’s, it now sees duty as a street/strip show car. 8.71 blown 540 (Merlin block, alum. heads, custom cam, Jesel, Bullet cam, JE pistons, etc.), TH400 race trans, 3800 stahl, Moser M9 rear (4.56 gears, spool, 35 spline axles), ladder bar suspension, 12 point roll cage (cert for 8.50), and more. It was painted in 2005 Indigo Blue Pearl with the white flames painted in 2012. It has custom painted valve covers to match paint. The interior has no creature comforts, just race car inspired. Billet Specialties Street Lite wheels (15×4, 15×14), Hoosier QTP.
Ken Vargas 1957 Chevy 3100
I built this 1957 Chevy 3100 truck for my wife who wanted a hot rod with a “touch of class”. The truck was a 6cly. three on the tree in pieces when we got it. The frame was stripped of all stock suspension, boxed, reinforced and corvette suspension was added front and rear. In keeping with the Corvette theme an LS-6 from a 2002 Z06 was selected as the power plant. Transmission is 4L60 and because we planned to take trips in it a 308 rear gear ratio was used. At the wife’s request power steering, power brakes, A/C, power windows, stereo with CD player, and lighted vanity mirrors were added. Original dash was removed and a dash from a 1959 impala was squeezed into its place. She wanted something other than wood in the bed so a faux marble was used in the bed. The stake pockets were modified to accept Cadillac tail lights. The truck was painted a custom mix of House of Kolor silver, gold, and gray mix. All this was accomplished in my home garage under the supervision of a very happy wife.
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