1968 Mercury Cougar
Robert O'Donnell
Graham, WA

FoMoCo fans will know that for a brief period of time, Cougars joined Mustangs in the battle against the GM and Mopar offerings in the world of Trans-Am. Matter of fact, they almost won the 1967 season, but the Mustang teams barely topped them. There was serious consideration of continuing and expanding the Cougar racing efforts, possibly even getting Shelby in on the action, but nothing ever came of it. The Terlingua Racing Team was actually little more than an inside joke between Carroll Shelby and Bill Neale with the logo actually being the crest designed for Shelby's ranch in Terlingua, However, it did provide the color scheme for Jerry Titus' famous 1968 Mustang Trans-Am car. After seeing the car in person, Robert decided to reinvent his Cougar as the Mercury member of the race team. It actually got both Shelby and Neale's approval and carries their signatures.

BY THE NUMBERS
Engine: 306ci small-block Windsor with Pro Comp 195 heads, Delta Cams roller conversion, C&S carb
Trans: T-5 five-speed manual
Rearend: 8.8-inch Ford with 3.55 gears and posi diff
Suspension: RideTech coilover conversion with 1.25-inch sway bar and Unisteer rack-and-pinion up front, heavy-duty leaf springs with ⅞-inch sway bar in the rear
Brakes: SSBC four-piston discs up front, Ford single-piston caliper in the rear
Wheels & Tires: 18x8.5 and 18x9.5 Summit Racing wheels with 245/40 and 265/35 Ventus Sport tires


1969 Chevy Camaro
George Schembri
Seffner, FL

The search for a new project after selling his Pro Mod Camaro led George Schembri to this 1969 X-11 Camaro. It was just a roller with a 10-point 'cage, no front clip or interior, and it was set up for drag radial racing. That was fine since Schembri had a slightly different idea in mind: Pro Touring handling and looks, but with an old-school big-block and roots blower through the hood. Schembri owns his own shop, so the Camaro received a full rotisserie treatment, but he left all of the Camaro's classic lines stock. Of course, the one cut he did have to do was to the cowl hood so the Weiand blower could slip through. We're seeing a lot more Pro Street/Pro Touring mash-ups lately—we've started calling them Pro Street 2.0. What do you think about the look?

BY THE NUMBERS
Engine: 496ci big-block Chevy with aluminum L88 heads, Speed-Pro .527/.553-inch lift cam, Weiand 8-71 blower
Trans: TH400 three-speed automatic with 3,000-stall converter
Rearend: Ford 9-inch with 3.50 gears and locker diff
Suspension: stock with 2-inch drop spindles and rack-and-pinion up front, stock rear
Brakes: 14- and 13-inch CPP 4-piston discs
Wheels & Tires: 17x8 and 17x10 American Racing Torq-Thrusts II wheels with 245/45 and 315/35 BFGoodrich tires


1971 Chevy Nova
Keith Mueller
Bowling Green, KY

BY THE NUMBERS
Engine: 454ci big-block Chevy with Edelbrock intake
Trans: TH350 three-speed automatic
Rearend: GM 10-bolt with 4.11 gears
Suspension: stock, front and rear
Brakes: stock discs and drums
Wheels & Tires: 15-inch Rally wheels with 165R15 Kumho and 235/60 Pilot GT tires


1966 Chevy II
Jeremy Clark
Wichita, KS

BY THE NUMBERS
Engine: 355ci small-block Chevy with Vortec heads, custom cam (.520-inch lift with 218/228 degrees duration at .050), Edelbrock Air-Gap intake, Holley 670 carb
Trans: Muncie M20 four-speed manual
Rearend: Ford 9-inch with 3.50 gears and Detroit Truetrac diff
Suspension: Heidts Super Ride II up front, TCI four-link in the rear
Brakes: GM discs front, Wilwood discs rear
Wheels & Tires: 15x7 and 15x8 Budnik Famosa wheels with 215/65 and 255/60 tires

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