Thursday, November 18, 2010

2011 Raybestos Brakes Giveaway Car Build Announced...

...and it will be built by HRCC! We're teaming up with some great build partners like GM Performance Parts, Moser Engineering, American Racing, Nitto Tires, and Hilborn (just to name a few) and taking an early '64 GTO (389/4spd bench, radio and heater delete) and working it over as a full fledged Road Racing car. Plans include full unibody construction, racing chassis, and a 700hp LS(X) motor from GM Performance Parts. Keep an eye on the site for build photos, and go to for video updates and information on how you can win this GTO. Look for it to debut on the Power Tour, and watch for coverage in Hot Rod Magazine and Hot Rod TV. Check out the Gallery!

2010 SEMA Show

Kevin and I joined fellow Czar brother Josh/Lucky out at the SEMA show for the giveaway of the Raybestos '32 Ford RPU built by Hollywood Hot Rods and for the announcement of HRCC building the 2011 Raybestos giveaway car, a 1964 Pontiac GTO-R Road Racer. While Josh is a SEMA veteran, it was a whole new world for Kevin and I. We walked for MILES. And we met lots of great people. Ran into lots of people that we knew. It was a great time!

Kevin and the guys from Meg's Exhaust at the Source Interlink/Raybestos after party. Up next is RPU winner Vin. He was beyond excited. Who can blame him?! Then Vin with Josh and Troy Ladd. We had a ball hanging out with Troy and Josh. And finally, I met Alex Xidias and Pete Chapouris, both great heroes of mine. Definitely the highlight of the trip for me! Both were super nice and Pete was complimentary of our work at HRCC. Holy Crap! I was shaking after that.


At the Source Interlink/Raybestos after party. Recognized this roadster, and of course Project X, which was the first time I had seen it in person. It was hard to not picture the car in my head as the street machine driven by Tony Danza. Then I saw it... Gray Baskerville's coupe. Speechless...


Here is print of Cadillac Bob's Apache on display at the American Racing Booth. The Foose '34/36 coupe, California Kid clone, a nice chevy, and the Raybestos Brakes '32 Ford RPU giveaway truck, which I did all the promo work for at my day job.


Here we have Bob Drake's new '40 panels, the ORIGINAL Sandy's Muffler Shop roadster (WOW!), '32 at the Coker trailer, Dan Webb's Submarine, and the Mysterion clone.