'52 Chevy • Francis Schaubel • Aurora, IL Selling his Pro Street '55 Chevy was a mistake, Francis Schaubel later realized, so this '52 Chevy was built to be the perfect replacement. Francis actually had Ridler award aspirations for the '52, so extreme detail went into every area over the course of nine years. "I sure didn't know what I was getting into," Francis says. Now that it's finished, the plans have shifted over to cruising and enjoying rather than just showing, even though a few people have told him he's nuts. We can't blame him though. Who could resist joyriding in a rod with a blown 502ci cranking out 1,150 hp?

By The Numbers
Engine: 502ci, COMP roller, Lunati pistons, L-88 rods, 6-71 Dyer supercharger, twin Holley 750.
Trans: full manual TH-400
Suspension: custom Art Morrison chassis with four-link rear and Profile air suspension
Brakes: Wilwood discs all around
Rearend: 9-inch Ford with Strange Engineering center section, 31-spline axles, and 4.10 gears
Wheels: 15x7 and 15x14 Billet Specialties Slicksters
Future plans: Francis wants to make a few minor revisions, such as upgrading the seatbelts so he can take the '52 through the Goodguys autocross events.

'94 Mustang GT • Dan Tinkes • Lakemoor, IL Daily driver duties over 125K miles had started to take their toll on Dan Tinkes' '94 Mustang, probably because it also had heads, cam, intake, and nitrous upgrades to make the commute more fun. Once the 5.0 was yanked, a built 4V 5.4 was dropped in its place. The Mustang will still be a street car with power everything, but first it's getting a full cage and safety upgrades to pass the ECTA's rule book so he can take some top-speed runs at the Maxton Mile in North Carolina.

By The Numbers
Engine: 5.4L, ported stock heads, forged crank, Manley H-beam rods, Mahle forged pistons, stock cams, Riechert Racing adapter to mount the supercharger from an '03 Cobra
Trans: Tremec T-56
Suspension: tubular K-member with coilovers and caster/camber plates up front
Brakes: Hydraboost with Cobra 13-inch cross-drilled rotors with EBC pads up front, stock rears with drilled rotors
Rearend: 8.8 with Strange 31-spline axles, Auburn Pro diff, and Ford Racing 3.73 gears
Wheels: 17x9 Ford Racing Cobra R
Future plans: Once he's made his 200-mph pass at Maxton, the 'cage comes out, and Dan says he'll drive it till he dies, or his son takes it away from him.