'66 MustangThis '66 Mustang was built by a company called Fesler Built out of Phoenix. They specialize in customizing American muscle cars and updating them with modern performance parts. This car got special treatment, especially when it came to the body. Though most Mustangs of its kind have a fiberglass front valance, this one was fabricated from several pieces of steel to form this flawless nose that blends perfectly into the body. We borrowed a picture from their website, www.feslerbuilt.com, to show how it came together. It has a Windsor built by Roush Racing with a custom Imagine Injection fuel injection system atop. If you like their style, check out the 2010 special edition Camaro they are producing.
'69 Road RunnerBrje Forslund, born in Sweden, now a resident of Yorba Linda, California, fell in love with classic Mopars. He bought this '69 Road Runner, which still had its original 426-inch Hemi and 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission attached. He pulled the combo and had them rebuilt to produce and then handle 636 hp. The rest of the car was carefully restored to show off the extremely rare Q5-code Seafoam Turquoise Metallic paintjob that has been untouched since it was first sprayed in the factory. The suspension was restored, but unchanged from its heavy-duty torsion bar setup. He did, however, give the car a little upgrade with 18- and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, matching the ones on his model car on the dash.
Street Challenge AutocrossNormally, you drive to the car show, find a parking spot, unload your chairs and cooler, and sit down for the rest of the day. Yawn! Car shows have changed, and driving your car is part of the new experience. Goodguys introduced the Street Challenge Autocross in 2006, and have events scheduled all year across the country. We were lucky enough to have two Southern California events this spring featuring the autocross. At Goodguy's Orange County get-together, editors from the car magazines rolled up their sleeves and gave it all they had to compete in the Editor's Challenge. One hour of the running time was given to them to produce their best lap times. There was no Editor's Challenge this time around so anyone could drive any time the course was open. This was the first time the autocross was held at this venue, and it was a major success with 478 cars competing. Though there are classes, timed runs, and winners, the atmosphere of the challenge was more fun and less competition. The classes were Street Machine, Vendor, and Street Rod, giving each participant a reasonably fair shot at winning.