Whether it’s the introduction of Speedville or the building of a car with a racing-inspired theme like the ‘67 Ford Fairlane that Morgan & Phillip’s Speed Shop brought to SEMA, racing is turning lots of heads in the collector car industry these days.
The ‘67 Ford Fairlane started out as a light blue Fairlane 500 two-door hardtop. First, it was stripped of all bright work and trim. The entire front end ensemble was removed and the project began. Design renderings were done to work out the blue and orange Gulf Oil Co. paint scheme, with the roof, hood, truck and body above the lower feature lines refinished in light blue. Then, the grille, lights, lower body perimeter, spoke racing wheels and racing style mirrors were done in a light orange hue. A gigantic, forward-facing scoop was added to the hood.
Racing graphics were applied to the hood, doors and upper rear body sides. They included the circular Gulf logo with a checkered flag, call-outs for the 427-cid big-block V-8, plus Hurst shifter decals and Goodyear Tire stickers. The massive Ford motor was attached to a TREMEC automatic transmission.
Sponsors for the Fairlane build included Bare Bones Custom & Speed Shop, TREMEC transmissions, Doug’s Headers, Champion Cooling Systems, Cragar Wheels, Petronix, McLeod, Classic Tube, Master Power Brakes, Quiet Ride Solutions, Perma-Cool, K&N Filters, Scott Drake, SSBC Performance Brake Systems, Auto Krafters, Crites Restoration Products, Flowmaster, Ford Racing and TMI Products.
During the SEMA Show, the Gulf Racing inspired ‘67 Ford Fairlane was featured as part of the “Car Crazy” television display where it was named as one of the top classic Fords at SEMA. The car was also used in Hot Rod’s “Secret Guide to Attending SEMA 2013.” The car will be used to promote Morgan’s & Phillip’s line of officially licensed Gulf Racing apparel and will be shown at events across the country. [inpost_gallery post_id=32480 group=’all’]