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July 2016 Ride of the Month

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 2016 Ride of the Year!

Links: Cool Rides Online | Contest Entry Form. Now to meet this month’s featured rides!

Dave Schneider – 2013 War Eagle Chopper

Representing the STA-BIL® Brand Fuel Treatments

Built in 2013 completely by hand. This girl sits 11’9″ long and is has a Diamond Cooling Fin Cut S&S 113 for her heart. With a 300 rear tire and a left handed 6 speed suicide shifter, all forward foot controls and clean handle bars, the hand formed sheet metal skin makes you stop and smile. She is named a War Eagle due to her single sided rear swing arm frame. The rest is hand done and built from the ground up. She also has a real alligator seat covering, a devils spit tail swing arm cover and a completely open single sided rear wheel. Skulls throughout the paint inset into the scallop areas and a large main skull atop the tank, a set of straight pipes to warms you boots right up and an entire body area sculpted just to hold the license plate are just the start. Read more and see more pictures here!

Mike Ruckman – 1971 MG B-Roadster

Representing 104+ Octane Boost
I purchased my first-ever classic car 2 years ago and never thought I could restore it. I’ve read a lot of info, tried some things (succeeded and failed), and asked a bunch of people a bunch of questions. In the 2 years I’ve fixed, improved, or changed just about everything. See more pictures here!

Hugh O’Donnell – 1962 Pontiac Catalina

Representing Iso-HEET® Brand Fuel Treatments

This car was too big for the Garage it was stored in and had dents on either side. Also the other side of the garage had a coal pile and when you would run the engine the car sucked it into the interior. I spent a month detailing the original interior to look showroom clean. The steering wheel is worth more than the car. It is clear acrylic plastic and most have melted from the Summer heat. Everything is original with 26,000 miles. It is silver and a 4 door Bubble top.. Thanks for the Ride.

Eddie Barra – 1986 Pontiac Trans Am

Representing Start Your Engines!® Fuel System Revitalizer
My name is Eddie Barra and I own my 1986 Transam for 30 years and this is what my blood sweat and tears had designed and built , it is my dream car that was built by me and 3 friends in 5 different garages and inside my trailer over A 13 month period. It is aSmall block with a Weiand tunnelram system and holley 390s with a hilbourn scoop thats all embossed in a chromed engine compartment. All the gold is 24k gold plated and the chrome is triple chromed. It is a roller motor 400 hp comp cam roller rockers polished alm. heads. Alot of fabricating and improvising to build my dream car. Totally polished bee cool 3 core radiator with a 1 off 1 year in the making radiator support made out of polished stainlkess. 3 electric fans 2 pushers 1 puller and Cool flex hoses to cool it. March ( under driven ) pulley set. Beefed up worked 700R4 with a B&M street and strip stage 2 shift kit installed with a TCI high stall 2800 rpm converter with a B&M plated mega shifter. Guages are Phantom white faced inlayed in black mirrored plexi Glass. Billet specialties 18×9.5 rears 18×8’s up front . The rims are the gtx 35 style that matches the steering wheel which is mounted to an IDIDIT chromed alm. tilt key less steering column. I had to literally rewire my whole ignition system and Remounted the ignition switch over the radio face plate. Full MSD Ignition system. Body is painted original color code from 1986 trimmed in DuPont Chromeilusion blasberry and pure fire prisim 5 color prism paints 10 color prisms in all. Hood bird is all candies pearls and metallics and was done unstenceld and all free hand airbrushed. It took me 3 days to rear mount my battery and 3 days to run all my engine comp. wiring through the sub frame. There is So much more but this is some of whats done. See more pictures here!

 Greg Chapman – 1957 Chevy 150

Representing 303® Products:

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. It has a Crane cam, Patriot headers, March Performance pulley system with AC, Eddie Motorsport hinges, 700R4 transmission with Transco shift kit, Flowmaster Super 40s, Ford 9-inch rear end, 4-wheel disc brakes, Foose Legend  Wheels and Nitto Tires, new tinted glass, handmade stainless steel gas tank, Infinity sound system with retro receiver. The trunk has also been done to match the interior. This car is very fun to drive! I am always looking to do little improvements to it every year and I hope to have it for many more. See more pictures of my cool ride here!

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