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1936 FORD

(Owner Jim Grace of Dade City)
Two-door sedan flat back, engine 350 SBC, 700R4 transmission, 10-bolt rear, 3:53, gear is silver gray with blue pearl in it; red and gray cloth and vinyl interior. Car was built in Florida. Super nice body; a/c.

1953 FORD, 1936 CHEVY, 1936 GMC

Jim Brinkley-owned 1953 Ford, Doug Fetterly-owned 1936 Chevy and Leo Campbell-owned 1936 GMC at the Plant City Strawberry Classic Car Show in March.

Photo by DAVE GENDRON

1948 CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE CADILLAC

As seen at the Plant City Strawberry Classic Car Show in March.

Photo by DAVE GENDRON

2014 C7 CHEVY CORVETTE

(OWNER: Michael Cutler of Tampa)
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette uses an LT1 6.2-liter engine making 455 horsepower with the optional performance exhaust. It features direct injection, variable timing and an active fuel management system with cylinder deactivation. The Corvette remains rear-wheel drive with the transaxle in the rear. Transmission choices include a 7 speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters. The new interior

1932 FORD

(Owners Ray and Patty Garbatini of Wesley Chapel)

Yellow 1932 Ford High Boy Gibbons body, original front end; 350 Chevy with a 700R4 transmission; Ford 9-inch rear wheels are American Mags.

1955 CHEVY Z10

(Owner, Brett Milligan of Lithia)
Red/white 1955 Chevy Z10; post-custom Art Morrison profile chassis; 468 cubic inch big block; 581 hp; T-5 transmission; custom wheels by Boyd.

Story, photo by DAVE GENDRON       
 

1974 FORD BRONCO

(OWNER, RICKY GARRETT OF LAKELAND)
This was a 14-year-love affair/project. Powered by a 302-cubic-inch engine, a C-4 transmission, 2½-ton military running gear and a Profab transfer case. This bad boy has 24-inch wheels and a Magnaflow exhaust system.

Story, photo by DAVE GENDRON

1972 DODGE CHARGER RALLYE

(OWNER, DAVE PINAULT OF TAMPA)
Matching numbers, 400-cubic-inch motor, pistol-grip 4 speed, power disc brakes, manual steering, PST suspension new front end kit. Everything was powder coated when front end was installed. New tires, two-fender tag car; underside is like new, and everything restored or replaced to factory specifications. 1 of 28, 400-cubic-inch, 4-speeds built. First-place winner at “Big Daddy” Don Garlits Mopar

1978 MERCEDES-BENZ 300CD COUPE

(OWNER RAYMOND FOX OF PLANT CITY)
Purchased the car on March 12, 1986, nearly 28 years ago. It is the 426th 300CD produced, built in October 1977, it is titled as a 1978. It now has 323,200, just a few more than the 60,000 it had when bought. The wheels have been updated to the Bundt style, from the steel wheel/hubcap configuration; the AM/FM/Shortwave radio has been replaced with a newer factory style, other than that in its original

1938 PACKARD

It took Bob Burleson of Seffner two 1938 Packards to make this gorgeous 1938 Packard. Time to complete the build? Four years. The beautiful Packard has a sweet-sounding 350-crate motor. Add some Foose wheels to the stunning ride and you are ready to cruise. Hope to see you at some car shows soon, Bob.

- Copy, photo by Dave Gendron

1964 CORVETTE STINGRAY

OWNERS: (Mike and Vickki Massello)

DESCRIPTION: All original and a survivor with 63,902 original miles. It has a 327cubic inch engine with 300 hp. 4-speed with original a/c. Knockoff wheels and the original color is Silver Blue.

1948 TRIUMPH ROADSTER 2000

(OWNER JIM GAREY, VALRICO)

Original 2-liter engine. 3-speed O/D gears. Column shifts so three people can sit in front bench seat. Ongoing restoration. Imported from England in 1970s. Right-hand drive. Flip-out turn signals. Last production car with rumble seats, so can seat five total. Body panels are surplus World

1977 PONTIAC TRANS AM SE PRO STREET

(owner Randy Greene of Brandon) 

One of 384 non T-Top Y-81 optioned Special Edition Trans Ams. 400 cubic inch Pontiac motor with a Dyer 6-71 supercharger and twin Holley Dominator carburetors. 4-speed transmission, MSD Pro billet distributer, MSD 6AL spark control, MSD Blaster 2 coil,  twin electric fans with a “Be Cool” aluminum radiator. Narrowed rear end with 29.5 x 18.50 x 15 Mickey Thompson Sportsman

1936 CHEVY PICKUP

OWNER : Doug and Linda Fetterley of Dade City.
DESCRIPTION : 1936 Chevy pickup can be seen at most cruisins in the Tampa Bay area.

2010 MUSTANG GT, KONA BLUE

OWNER :

Russell Johansen of Palm Harbor and a member of the Mustang Club of Tampa).
 

1930 FORD ROADSTER

OWNER :

Doug and Linda Fetterly of Dade City

DESCRIPTION :

All steel and built in 1970. Have owned it for all this time; 350 sbc; auto trans; Ford rear custom; interior stock bumpers headlights and tail lights.

1929 FORD MODEL A ROADSTER

OWNERS :

Neal and Marsha Palmatier of Lakeland.
DESCRIPTION :

1936 FORD WOODIE STATION WAGON

OWNER :
Don and Diane K. of Brooksville

 

DESCRIPTION :

 

Custom Built, 4.3 l. V-6 Chev., 700R4 Trans., Tilt, P/S, P/B, A/C, Custom wheels, Must II front end, lots of

2003 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06

OWNER : Jim Kill of Tampa

DESCRIPTION : 2003 Anniversary Z06 Corvette, 405 horsepower, 20K miles, all stock, numbers matching show

1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE

OWNER :
Bill Waters, St. Petersburg

DESCRIPTION : Matching numbers car with factory options, including air-conditioning, power windows, steering, brakes, AM/FM, 327, 4-speed, headrests, shoulder belts, leather, telescopic steering wheel, day/night mirror, speed

2007 SATURN SKY 2.4

OWNER :
Dave Meyer, Tampa

DESCRIPTION :

Fujita cold air intake; polished throttle body; Magnaflow exhaust; and re-bar rear stiffener.

1966 MUSTANG

OWNER :
Andrew Actman, New York

DESCRIPTION : Custom built by Chimera Customs of Palm Harbor; 302 automatic LOTS and Lots of cool parts.

1967 MUSTANG

OWNER :
Bill Dietrich, Tarpon Springs.

DESCRIPTION : Custom built by Chimera Customs of Palm Harbor; 390 FE 4-speed.

1964 CHEVELLE SS

OWNER :
Ryan Krumpknik, Odessa

 

DESCRIPTION :

 

Custom built by Chimera Customs of Palm Harbor; Stroker 383 automatic.

32 FORD ROADSTER

OWNER: Jim Grace, Dade City

DESCRIPTION: 400 ci chev,th 350, 8in rear, downs body and frame, and I do drive it

1929 FORD ROADSTER

OWNER :
Dave Call, Zephyrhills

 

 

DESCRIPTION :

 

1969 EL CAMINO SS 396

OWNER :
Jay Bernard, Palm Harbor

DESCRIPTION :

All stock inside, outside and under.Under hood is all chromed and polished BB.

1967 GTO

OWNER :
Glen Yudman, Tampa
DESCRIPTION :

400 HO motor and 4 speed. The coloris Montego Cream.

1964 LEMANS

OWNER :
Glen Yudman, Tampa

DESCRIPTION :

400 motor and 4 speed is painted True Blue metallic.

1983 GMC CABALLERO

OWNER :
Bill Niland / Big-Boy Airbrush Co

DESCRIPTION :

Custom root bear brown metallic paint with True Fire Airbrushed under Candy orange and Gold Candy flames with gold dust sparkle. Custom-matching tweed interior.

2008 CHEVROLET CORVETTE

OWNER:
Mike of Tampa

DESCRIPTION:

Custom work, Flames and Airbrush by Ronnie Setser's Custom www.ronniesetser.com

2009 TOYOTA SCION

OWNER :
Nick Pezan of Tampa
DESCRIPTION :

Custom work, Flames and Airbrush by Ronnie Setser's Custom www.ronniesetser.com

2002 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER

OWNER :
(Nick Pezan of Tampa)
DESCRIPTION :

Custom work, Flames and Airbrush by Ronnie Setser's Custom www.ronniesetser.com

2008 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06

OWNER :
Jim Kill of Tampa
DESCRIPTION :

Victory red. Tuned by "Antevenom" of Brandon. Engine work by Andreh. Callaway performance engine parts. Dynoed at 538 hp. Complete GM appearance package.

1966 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

OWNER :
Lou Schafer of Palm Harbor

DESCRIPTION :

273 cid 180 hp. Factory air car with automatic transmission. Last year of first generation body style. Bought new in St. Petersburg, car is about 75 percent original

1974 DODGE CHALLENGER – 2009 – THEN AND NOW

OWNER :
Pete Antisen of Clearwater


DESCRIPTION :

On the left is my 1974 Dodge Challenger Rallye Sport. I've has this car for about four years. It is numbers matching with a 318ci 4 bbl/Auto., Mopar

1923 FORD T-BUCKET

OWNER :
Ken McLeod of Kathleen


DESCRIPTION :

TAMPA BAY AREA MAN FOLLOWS HIS DREAM
“I’m not a professional car builder with a huge shop and a ton of tools. Instead, I’m just a car guy

1985 TOYOTA MR2

OWNER :
Dave Gendron of Brandon

DESCRIPTION :

Has 219,000 miles and is all original except radio and air-conditioning, and air cleaner. Original paint.

1979 PONTIAC TRANS AM

OWNER :
Regis Geib, Lutz

DESCRIPTION :

I recently purchased this car. It has an Oldsmobile 403 engine in it. All stock except the paint.

1972 TOYOTA CELICA

OWNER :
Mel George, Auburndale (original owner)

DESCRIPTION :

All original except for repaint and re chromed bumpers. Factory-installed A/C (still works); mag wheels purchased from dealer; bought new March 7, 1972 in

1967 PONTIAC FIREBIRD 400 CONVERTIBLE

OWNER :
Bob/Judy Sawa of Tarpon Springs

DESCRIPTION :

Stock except for exterior paint. The pictures were taken during Daytona Beach Dream Cruise 2009.

1950 MERCURY TWO-DOOR SEDAN

OWNER :
Mark Crittenden

DESCRIPTION :

Only thing original is the grille and frame. Chopped 4" lowered 2" 351W engine, AOD transmission. 1964 T-Bird interior, chromed-out engine with mirror finish stainless

1987 PONTIAC FIERO

OWNER :
Randy and Kim Enerson of Port Richey

DESCRIPTION :

TANGERINE DREAM

1991 TOYOTA MR2

OWNER :
Greg Danner of Lakeland

DESCRIPTION :

Fully restored 1991 turbo MR2; second owner; had motor rebuilt 7,000 miles ago with head studs instead of bolts and TRD metal head gasket to handle the

1965 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE

OWNER :
Angelo Rumore Jr., Tampa

DESCRIPTION :

200 horsepower, 6-cylinder engine, with automatic transmission.

WEST COAST COBRA REPLICA

OWNER :
Bill Pasco, Wesley Chapel

DESCRIPTION :

It is 6 inches wider at the wheelbase and 6 inches longer in the door than an original Shelby Cobra. The body is ¼ fiberglass reinforced at the stress points with

THE STORY BEHIND THE 1957 FAIRLANE

OWNER :
Troy Pumphrey of Tampa


DESCRIPTION :

Troy Pumphrey of Tampa inherited a 1957 Ford Fairlane in 2003 while he was still living in Maryland. There were few custom 57 Fords on the road. So, with advice

2001 CHRYSLER PROWLER MULHOLLAND EDITION

OWNER :
Chuck Venable, Tierra Verde

DESCRIPTION :

Midnight Metallic Blue,Chromed front and rear suspension,Supercharged,G-Force Gears,2 Stage NOS,rear transaxle and cooler.

1935 FORD

OWNER :
Steve Allberry

DESCRIPTION :
The car is powered by a 350/350auto tranny with shift kit. It has duel 500 CFM carbs. 260 degree cam with roller lifters, gear to gear timing, 9” rear end with 411 gears.

FORD MODEL A 1929 SEDAN FORDOR

OWNER :
Wallace and Margarita Reyes, Tampa


DESCRIPTION :
With just 80,218 original miles on his 80th anniversary ... a classic. No hydraulic brakes (mechanical brakes), no fuel pump (gravity feed); first

1971 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE

OWNER :
Al and Sandy Ferree of Wesley Chapel

1971 CHEVELLE “MALIBU”

OWNER :
Connie Samuels of Sarasota

DESCRIPTION :
It has a 300 hp 350 cid 4 bbl. engine; factory air with automatic transmission; “Bounty Hunter” is about 90 percent original stock with the optional ordered

THE THING (VW)

OWNER :
Bill and Ginny Amos, Tampa


DESCRIPTION :
The Thing (type 181) was manufactured by VW in

1969 CAMARO

OWNER :
Carlos Woodward, Melbourne  

DESCRIPTION :
Custom built by Chimera Customs of Palm Harbor; Stroker 383 fuel injected, 5-speed.