When the judges' votes were tallied, it was Kathy Lange's '57 T-bird that came out on top. All weekend long, streams of people looked over the car, trying to figure out why it looked so much better than any other '57 T-bird they'd ever seen. Kathy and her husband, George are quick to praise the work of builder Bobby Alloway in creating this motoring masterpiece. Alloway smoothed the body in all the right places while grafting rear quarter panels from a '55 Nomad and dropping the headlights down an inch and a half. Much of the classic look and feel of the original interior was retained, but red leather now covers many of the surfaces and custom Alloway gauges monitor all the vitals of the blown 302 tucked under the hood. A Thunderbird might have seemed like a long shot coming into the weekend, but once everyone laid eyes on this machine, it was hard to question it's worthiness as the 2004 Street Machine of the Year.