'77 MGB • Earl Dickeson • Kingman, AZ
This MGB is Earl Dickeson's retirement present to himself. After finding it laying unloved in a backyard, Earl pondered what to do about the cracked engine block; until a friend offered him a 302 HO from a Mustang. Earl knew Carroll had started out racing MGBs, so he ran with the idea of dropping a small-block in one and making his version of a baby Cobra. After finding more inspiration on BritishV8.org, he began grafting on a Sebring body kit for more aggressive lines, and then moved onto the custom 302 install. The MGB is currently on the road getting sorted out and Earl has discovered that big power in a light, short wheelbase car requires respect.
'74 Nova • Bryan Bendall Sarnia, ON, Canada
Small-blocks, big-blocks, and LS-series engines; they're all good for making power, but too predictable for Bryan Bendall. The '74 Nova he's putting together at the shop he and his brother run will instead pack a 2.2L Ecotec with a custom sequential twin-turbo setup. Of course the suspension couldn't stay predictable either, so Bryan went for a front package from an '84 Corvette, and the IRS from a '04 GTO. That's quite an interesting blend, but with the planned 400 hp and excellent driving characteristics it should make an outstanding calling card for the ingenuity and fabrication abilities of J's erformance.