It’s the last day of the 2015 SEMA Show and as the tire smoke clears and show exhibitors prepare to cruise their show cars to the SEMA Ignited party later tonight, more entrants have emerged from the fray as winners.
It’s a big deal to win any kind of award at SEMA, so one can imagine how big a deal it is for Mothers Polishes’ 1959 Chevy sedan delivery to be presented a SEMA Design Award; Best Chevrolet of Show by Chevrolet.
Recognizable by many in the automobile industry and the auto enthusiast public, Mothers’ ’59 Chevy delivery has been around for a long time, and has gone through a few interpretations in the process. This time around the always Mothers Red panel was sent to Rad Rides by Troy where the stock, weird-looking X-frame was tossed in favor of an Art Morrison chassis. Under the hood, Rad Rides dropped in a 650hp Lingenfelter LS3 with a Magnuson Eaton TVS supercharger. An Eaton posi and Bowler transmission handle getting power to turn one-off designed Billet Specialties wheels.
Troy’s credentials include the Ridler award handed out in Detroit, Michigan, and building Bonneville-record-setting “Blowfish” for George Poteet. The folks encircling the ’59 Chevy sedan delivery are Todd Parker, Director of Design for Accessories and Special Builds, Tom Gardner, SEMA Vehicle program manager, Mothers Polish’s Barbara Holloway, Jim Holloway, Dennis Holloway, and Troy Trepanier of Rad Rods by Troy.