The big winner was George Poteet of Memphis, Tenn., who brought his Troy Trepanier-built 1969 Ford Torino Talladega. The Ford was built as a streetable version of a NASCAR stock car. The Boss-429 powered Torino is headed to the Bonneville Salt Flats for high-speed testing.
“Doing a car that no one else has done is a banner philosophy at Rad Rides,” the company’s website said. “A ’69 Talladega became the perfect blank canvas for creating a car distinct from the typical street machine. I didn’t want to just copy an old NASCAR car. I liked the thought of building a car that recalled the NASCAR glory days of the 60’s and early 70’s, but then enhance it with modern day features and body modifications. George was already thinking along the same lines, so we set out to transform a plain-Jane ’69 Torino GT into our interpretation of what Holman Moody might have created today.”