Instructor: Jon Ross
Car: 1957 Chevrolet Belair
Jon’s 1957 Chevrolet is an expression of his work. Just a very clean, well thought out project. Jon has owned the car since fall of 2002. The car was purchased as a nearly completed restoration project from the St Joe area. It was painted and the interior had been replaced. The car sported a rebuilt 265 inline 6 cylinder engine and a power glide.
That winter Jon began its transformation in to a “retro cruiser”. Big aluminum wheels, fuel injection, air conditioning and the “right” stance were the only goals. The car ended up with an LT1 from a 1993 Pontiac Firebird. 18” and 20” Torque Thrust D’s from American Racing, A/C from Hot Rod Air and 2” drop spindles from Heights.
The car was at the Parkland Car show in May of 2003. It however was short a few items needed to make it run. The car was operational by June and made its maiden voyage to the Street Machine Nationals in Lima, OH. It might have made Hot Rod magazine, but Jon left Saturday afternoon to meet the family in Indiana. Hot Rod certainly asked a lot of questions, but no photo shoot.
The next winter the car found air bags from Air Ride Technologies, disc brake rear axle from an S-10 blazer and a few pieces of chrome. The car was ready for the Parkland show in May of 2004. That summer it hit most of the local car shows including Goodguys in Indianapolis and Columbus.
Sine 2004 the car has remained some what unchanged. The car has performed well and other than a leaking radiator no major errors from the build have surfaced.
Jon likes the car – it is just plain fun to drive.
Instructor: Tom Franks
Car: 1993 Ford Mustang
Check back for a description of Tom's Mustang.