FINALIST
'63 BUICK RIVIERA
CAM MILLER, SMITHFIELD, UT
Engine: 401ci nailhead
Cylinder heads: factory
Camshaft: factory
Induction: factory
Transmission: Powerglide
Rearend: factory
Front suspension: Air Ride
Rear suspension: Air Ride
Brakes: disc/drum
Wheels: Boyd Coddington
Tires: Nitto
Performance: 300 hp
Invested: $20,000
Years owned: 2
Photographer: Chris Dunker
Camera: Canon 1DS
Shoot location: Logan, UT

FINALIST
'65 FORD MUSTANG FASTBACK
DAN MELVILLE, ROHNERT PARK, CA
Engine: 351ci Windsor
Cylinder heads: Edelbrock RPM aluminum
Camshaft: COMP roller
Induction: Edelbrock Torker II intake, 650-cfm Mighty Demon, Paxton supercharger
Transmission: TKO-600
Rearend: Ford 8-inch, 3.80 gears
Front suspension: Ron Morris coilover
Rear suspension: HD leaf, Edelbrock shocks, traction bars
Brakes: SSBC 11.75-inch drilled and slotted disc
Wheels: American Racing Estrella; 16- and 17-inch
Tires: Cooper ZEOW
Performance: 550 hp
Invested: $55,000
Years owned: 6
Photographer: Craig Melville
Camera: Canon 50D
Shoot location: Rohnert Park, CA

FINALIST
'68 CHEVY CAMARO
ANDY NEUSTIFTER, WESTFIELD, IN
Engine: 327ci small-block Chevy
Cylinder heads: double-hump
Camshaft: hydraulic
Induction: Z-28 intake, 650-cfm Holley carb
Transmission: M-22 Muncie four-speed manual
Rearend: GM 12-bolt, 3.73 gears
Front suspension: factory
Rear suspension: factory
Brakes: disc/drum
Wheels: Wheel Vintiques; 16x7
Tires: BFG Comp T/A; 245/50R16
Performance: 404 hp
Invested: $35,000
Years owned: 12
Photographer: Ryan Fultz
Camera: Nikon D80
Shoot location: local airport

FINALIST
'80 CHEVY MALIBU CLASSIC
COREY HEWITT, WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Engine: 385ci small-block Chevy
Cylinder heads: Dart
Camshaft: Crane
Induction: Holley Stealth intake, 700-cfm Holley carb
Transmission: 700-R4 automatic
Rearend: GM 10-bolt, 3.23 gears
Front suspension: Moroso drag shocks, lowering springs
Rear suspension: four-link, tubular control arms, lowering springs
Brakes: Wilwood disc front and rear
Wheels: American Racing Torq Thrust II; 16x7, 16x8
Tires: BFG; 225/50R16, 255/50R16
Performance: 8.30-second eighth-mile
Invested: $7,000
Years owned: 9
Photographer: Jeremy Hohertz, Winston-Salem, NC
Camera: Nikon D300
Shoot location: abandoned tobacco factory, NC

FINALIST
'27 FORD ROADSTER
SHANNON MAUCK, EASLEY, SC
Engine: 383ci small-block Chevy
Cylinder heads: iron
Induction: 6-71 GMC blower, Carter carbs
Transmission: TH400 automatic
Rearend: 3.55 gears
Front suspension: Funny Car
Rear suspension: coilover, ladder bar
Brakes: disc/drum
Wheels: 10-spoke; 15x4.5, Fueler; 16x10
Tires: Hoosiers; 29x15.5R16
Years owned: 2
Photographer: Erina Mauck
Camera: Nikon D90
Shoot location: WWII airstrip

FINALIST
'77 CHEVY MONZA SPYDER
JIM MASTALERZ, NILES, IL
Engine: 305ci small-block Chevy
Cylinder heads: Edelbrock
Camshaft factory
Induction: Edelbrock intake, Quadrajet carb
Transmission: 200-4R automatic
Rearend: Chevy 7.5-inch, 3.42 gears
Front suspension: factory
Rear suspension: factory
Brakes: disc/drum
Wheels: aluminum
Tires: Pirelli
Performance: 12.9-second quarter-mile
Invested: $8,000
Years owned: 33
Photographer: John Mastalerz
Camera: Canon 30D
Shoot location: Rolling Meadows, IL

FINALIST
'71 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1
STUART BAXTER, PLAINFIELD, IL
Engine: 351ci Cleveland
Cylinder heads: factory
Camshaft: COMP 270
Induction: Edelbrock Performer
Transmission: automatic overdrive
Rearend: Ford 9-inch, 3.70 gears
Front suspension: factory
Rear suspension: factory
Brakes: drum front and rear
Wheels: American Racing Torq Thrust; 17-inch
Tires: BFG
Performance: 259 wheel horsepower, 311 lb-ft torque
Invested: $27,000
Years owned: 6
Photographer: owner
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi
Shoot location: Plainfield, IL

FINALIST
'67 PONTIAC LEMANS
JIM ALCORN, CENTRAL POINT, OR
Engine: 467ci Pontiac
Cylinder heads: Edelbrock aluminum
Camshaft: Camotion; .525/.535-inch lift
Induction: Edelbrock Victor Jr., 1050-cfm Demon
Transmission: TCI TH350 automatic, shift kit
Rearend: GM 12-bolt, 3.73 gears
Front suspension: Competition Engineering shocks
Rear suspension: four-link, adjustable upper and lower control arms, airbags
Brakes: disc/drum
Wheels: Weld Drag Lite; 15x5, 15x8
Tires: BFG; 205/70R15, Mickey Thompson Drag Radials; 275/60R15
Performance: 11.04-second quarter-mile, 424 wheel horsepower, 510 lb-ft of torque
Invested: $20,000
Years owned: 10
Photographer: Ron Walch

FINALIST
'67 CHEVY CAMARO RS
BRUCE BOYES, BENTON CITY, MO
Engine: 327ci small-block Chevy
Cylinder heads: factory
Camshaft: factory
Induction: factory
Transmission: four-speed manual
Rearend: factory
Front suspension: factory
Rear suspension: factory
Brakes: factory
Wheels: factory
Tires: factory
Performance: 275 hp
Invested: $8,000
Years owned: 14
Photographer: owner
Camera: Nikon D3
Shoot location: north of Mexico, MO
Model: Cassie Houf

FINALIST
'69 FORD TORINO GT
SHAWN TUTTLE, EDEN, UT
Engine: 351ci Windsor
Cylinder heads: factory
Camshaft: factory
Induction: factory
Transmission: FMX
Rearend: Ford 9-inch, 3.25 gears
Front suspension: factory
Rear suspension: factory
Brakes: disc/drum
Wheels: factory chrome
Tires: Michelin whitewalls
Invested: $10,500
Years owned: 2
Photographer: owner
Camera: Canon S51S
Shoot location: Eden, UT

FINALIST
'68 CHEVY CAMARO
BILL COX, CAMBY, IN
Engine: 355ci small-block Chevy
Cylinder heads: double-hump
Camshaft: COMP; .504-inch lift
Induction: Edelbrock Performer intake, 600-cfm Holley carb
Transmission: Muncie four-speed
Rearend: GM 10-bolt, 3.08 gears
Front suspension: factory
Rear suspension: Hotchkis leaf springs
Brakes: drum front and rear
Wheels: Weld
Tires: BFG
Performance: 275 hp
Invested: $12,000
Years owned: 16
Photographer: Chuck Scott
Camera: Nikon D70S
Shoot location: Mooresville, IN

FINALIST
'68 CHEVY CHEVELLE
DAN PAGEL, STEVENS POINT, WI
Engine: 355ci small-block Chevy
Cylinder heads: Sportsman II
Camshaft: Lunati solid; .501-inch lift
Induction: Edelbrock Air Gap intake, 750-cfm Holley carb
Transmission: TH350 automatic
Rearend: GM 12-bolt, 4.10 gears
Front suspension: factory
Rear suspension: Edelbrock adjustable lower control arms
Brakes: disc/drum
Wheels: Cragar Drag Stars
Tires: Firestone Firehawk
Invested: $17,000
Years owned: 10
Photographer: owner
Camera: Panasonic DMC-F25
Shoot location: Lake Pacawa, Plover, WI

FINALIST
'70 AMC AMX
FREDERICK ZEEK, BELCAMP, MD
Engine: 350ci LT4 small-block Chevy
Cylinder heads: factory
Camshaft: COMP; 565/.570-inch lift, 218/224-degrees duration
Induction: factory
Transmission: TCI 4L60-E automatic, 3,000-rpm lockup converter
Rearend: corporate model 20, 3.73 gears
Front suspension: stock with 12.7:1 steering box
Rear suspension: torque link
Brakes: Kelsey Hays '71-74 AMC front, WSC conversion rear
Wheels: American Racing Torq Thrust II; 17x7, 17x8
Tires: Nitto; 245/45R17, 275/40R17
Performance: 12.8-second quarter-mile, 350 wheel horsepower
Invested: $20,000
Years owned: 3
Photographer: owner
Camera: Nikon D80
Shoot location: Havre de Grace, MD

FINALIST
'62 FORD COMET
TRAVIS COOMER, LOUISVILLE, KY
Engine: 144ci I-6
Cylinder heads: factory
Camshaft: factory
Induction: factory
Transmission: three-speed manual
Rearend: Ford 8-inch
Front suspension: A-100 van
Rear suspension: air shocks
Brakes: drum front and rear
Wheels: Cragar SS
Tires: M&H Racemaster
Years owned: 1
Photographer: Scott Shuffitt
Camera: Nikon D40
Shoot location: distillery commons, Louisville, KY

FINALIST
'05 CADILLAC CTS-V
BOB JOHNSON, HERITAGE LAKE, IN
Engine: LS2 small-block Chevy
Cylinder heads: AFR 225cc
Camshaft: custom; .595/.608-inch lift, 232/240-degrees duration
Induction: Fast 92mm, alky control meth injection
Transmission: RPM Stage V T-56
Rearend: Ford 9-inch
Front suspension: KW Variant 3 coilovers
Rear suspension: KW Variant 3 coilovers
Brakes: OEM Brembo
Wheels: HRE; 18x8.5, 18x9.5
Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1; 255/40ZR18, 285/35ZR18
Performance: 864 wheel horsepower
Years owned: 3
Photographer: Jacob Copeland
Camera: Canon 5D
Shoot location: Indianapolis, IN

FINALIST
'86 FORD THUNDERBIRD
PAUL OWENS, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Engine: 306ci small-block Ford
Cylinder heads: Edelbrock aluminum
Camshaft: Ford Z-303
Induction: Edelbrock intake, FAST XFI, 55-lb injectors
Transmission: five-speed manual
Rearend: 4.10 gears
Front suspension: factory
Rear suspension: factory
Brakes: disc/drum
Wheels: Weld Rod Lite; 15x7, 15x8
Tires: BFG Drag Radials; 215/60R15, 275/60R15
Performance: 510 hp
Invested: $30,000
Years owned: 16
Photographer: owner
Camera: Canon
Shoot location: newly paved parking lot

FINALIST
'61 CORVETTE
JIM ZIEMAN, DES PLAINES, IL
Engine: 355ci small-block Chevy
Cylinder heads: cast iron
Camshaft: Crower
Induction: Edelbrock high-rise intake, 750-cfm Demon carb
Transmission: Muncie four-speed manual
Rearend: 3.73 gears
Front suspension: factory
Rear suspension: factory
Brakes: disc/drum
Wheels: American Racing Torq Thrust
Tires: Goodyear GT
Performance: 400 hp
Invested: $40,000-plus
Years owned: 7
Photographer: John Hegg
Camera: Canon 40D
Shoot location: office complex, Des Plaines, IL

FINALIST
'72 CHEVY NOVA
TIMOTHY FLANARY, FREDERICK, MD
Engine: 396ci big-block Chevy
Cylinder heads: iron
Camshaft: COMP
Induction: Edelbrock Performer, 750-cfm Holley carb
Transmission: 700-R4 automatic
Rearend: GM 12-bolt
Front suspension: factory
Rear suspension: QA1 shocks
Brakes: Wilwood disc front and rear
Wheels: Foose
Tires: Nitto
Performance: 425 hp
Years owned: 7
Photographer: owner
Camera: Nikon D90
Shoot location: Myersville, MD