Before Photograph Courtesy of Carrie Strange.
Royal Purple has announced the long-awaited results of both its third annual Show It Off at SEMA contest and its first ever Royal Purple Ladies feature vehicle contest. Among the most prestigious vehicles featured at SEMA will be Royal Purple winning vehicles: a 1969 Chevy Camaro, 1955 Ford F-100, and 1964 Chevy Corvair.
The feature vehicles will be on display in Las Vegas from November 5 - 8.
Mark Fields' 1969 Chevy Camaro and Steven Bloom's 1955 Ford F-100 are the official winners of the 2013 Show it Off at SEMA contest, which was hosted online throughout August. Two individual seven-day timeframes called for owners to submit pictures of their car or truck to win the chance to display their vehicle. Five finalists were chosen from each class with help from the Facebook community - one car and one truck - and the official winners were selected by expert panels of judges.
More than 40 owners submitted photographs of their vehicles for the car class, and Fields' '69 Camaro stole the show. The Camaro, which you may remember from a previous issue of Super Chevy, is heavily modified, featuring a Chevrolet Performance Ram Jet 502 cubic-inch engine, a high-performance suspension using products from Heidt's and DSE, and a hand-stitched leather interior, to name a few. The Camaro also sports an awesome custom three-color flamed paint job, which demands attention.
Among the panel of judges that chose Field were Mike Alexander of Power Automedia, Jayke Milton of Fuel Culture, Hot Rod Power Tour stage host Clarence Barnes, and last year's winners Todd Faust and Dennis Rostenbach.
Before Overhaul. Photograph Courtesy of Carrie Strange.
In May, Royal Purple launched its female-owned vehicle search in which women could submit photos of their rides along with a one-page essay detailing the reasons they should be chosen. Carrie Strange won over the judges with her '64 Chevy Corvair - a radical overhaul of its former self.
Strange's Corvair features a custom tube chassis that places the engine opposite of its original orientation, now located at the front of the car. A Chevy 4.3-liter V-6 engine lies under the hood equipped with Webber sidedraft carburetors, and the Corvair is also outfitted with custom Fatman and Ride Tech suspension and Budnik aluminum wheels.
"We couldn't be happier with the response we received for both our Show It Off at SEMA contest and Royal Purple Ladies vehicle search. With so many great submissions, it was incredibly difficult to narrow down a single winner for each category," said Royal Purple Communications Specialist, Marlena Solomon. "We're looking forward to sponsoring the winners' remarkable builds as Feature Vehicles, all three shining examples of the talent and creativity that exists in our industry."
Fields, Bloom, and Strange will have all SEMA feature vehicle fees and registration taken care of by Royal Purple and will each receive Royal Purple apparel and a seat at the Royal Purple VIP dinner in Las Vegas.
Congratulations to all!