Each year at the NorthEast Rod and Custom Car Show first time showing of a car in the Philadelphia area makes you eligible for the Elite 6 and the NorthEast Cup. Six vehicles are judged to be the Elite 6 and then compete for the NorthEast Cup. The NorthEast Cup winner takes home $8000 in addition to the $2000 from being named to the Elite 6. These cars are all high-end builds with over the top details.
Alan Woodall’s 1965 Corvette called “C2/SS” took home this year’s NorthEast Cup. This Glasurit Lamp Black beauty sports a 427 Corvette LS7 nestled in an SRIII Motorsports round tube chassis with C4 and C5 suspension parts. The car was built by Greening Auto Company in Nashville, TN and was also a 2013 “Great 8” at Detroit Autorama.
Back in 2009, Nick and Tori Pinto’s 1940 Ford sedan “Lookin’ 40” was also a Great 8 winner. Showing for the first time in Philly they took home an Elite 6 title this year. Their chopped topped custom is bathed in a 3 stage Glasurit Orange Candy. A 383 Stroker motivates it.
The cleanest build of the Elite 6 would have to be Phil and Deb Becker’s 1932 Ford Three-Window Coupe. Everything done to the custom was subtle and it just looked oh so right. The top was chopped 3/4” and back window was leaned forward. Dave Lane at Fastlane Rod Shop in Donahue, IA sprayed a yummy shade of DuPont Cromapremier Butterscotch. It’s powered by a Barry Grant Tri-Power induced 350 Chevy and 700 R4 tranny in front of a Winters quick change rearend.
Dave and Joyce Emery set out to build their dream 32 Ford Three Window Highboy. After much time and money “XS Cash” was born. The car was actually named after a personalized license plate that the Emerys have owned for the last 24 years. The underside of car sparkles with chrome everywhere and the DuPont Revolver Red paint is polished to perfection. This was another Great 8 car in 2012 which competed for the Ridler. Oh, and it is for sale.
The Elite 6 with the best motor had to be Jen Jac’s Restorations’ 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z/28. The 582 cu. in. motor with Kinsler fuel injection just looked awesome! Custom billet valve covers and a Concept One serpentine belt system really polished off the install. The builder claims 850 HP on pump gas. The motor is cradled in a custom built dual tube chassis. A fully polished Kugel double coil over suspension handles the bumps. Great looking DPE custom wheels put the power to the ground.
Maybe 850 horses aren’t enough for you. How about a whopping 1015 ponies screaming out of Billy Moose’s 1962 Chevrolet BelAir? All that power is produced from a 632 cu. in. big block Chevy. A full 8-point cage keeps Billy safe since this car was built to be driven.
Where else on the east coast can you see such great cars al under one roof? The NorthEast Rod and Custom Car Show is one event you should attend.
See more of our photos over on our photo site. BG Customs Photography.