'79 Delta 88 • Stan Townsend • Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Big cars make better drivers. That's Stan Townsend's philosophy. As an Olds fan with two '49 fastbacks and an '85 Cutlass, he was struggling with what should replace his worn daily driver '79 Delta 88-until it occurred to him that what he needed was another '79 Delta 88. The rust-free B-body came from Montana and Stan has already embarked on building a perfect daily driver. The body has already been refinished in Chrysler Inferno Red and he's sourced an upgraded interior from a low-mile '79 Holiday 88. Combined with lots of Dynamat, a high-end stereo, and a torquey Olds Rocket engine, Stan will have a better-than-new 88 for year-round driving and cross-country road trips.
'78 Nova • Kyle Leedy • Cumberland, MD
As a college student, Kyle Leedy picked up a "booger green" '78 Nova six-cylinder with 56K on the clock, since it was cheap, economical, and offered plenty of hot rodding potential down the line. Of course education comes first, and during his senior year of college, Kyle made the wise decision to spend his hard-saved cash on an opportunity to learn overseas. Unfortunately, the trip exhausted his Nova fund as well. When he returned home, however, Kyle's dad and brother had a "welcome home" surprise; the Nova had a rebuilt 350 in it, '81 Camaro wheels, and a fresh paintjob. For less than $5K total investment, Kyle finally had his own unique hot rod worthy of cruise nights.