Mark Field’s customized 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 1955 Ford F-100 and Carrie Strange’s 1964 Chevy Corvair were pronounced as winners of Royal Purple’s third “Show It Off at SEMA” contest and first Royal Purple Ladies feature vehicle contest.
Picked out of a field of more than 40 entrants, the Camaro features a Chevy Performance Ram jet 502-ci engine, high-performance suspension equipped with a range of products from Heidt’s Hot Rod and Muscle Car Parts and Detroit Speed Inc., and hand-stitched leather interior complimented with a three-color, flamed custom paint job.
Strange’s ’64 Chevy Covair, which took top honors in the Royal Purple Ladies vehicle search, features a custom tube chassis that “places the engine opposite of its original orientation, a Chevy 4.3-liter V-6 engine equipped with Inglese sidedraft carburetors, Heidts PRO-G suspension and Bonspeed billet aluminum wheels, along with many other performance parts,” according to Marlena Solomon, communications specialist for Royal Purple, who went on to state, “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.”
Also taking top honors (in the truck class) was a Steven BloomsNamed “Gertie,” Steven Bloom’s ’55 Ford F-100 “Gertie.” The truck features a 495-hp Ford 347-ci stroker engine and a custom tube chassis, along with a roster of body modifications, including a 2-inch pancaked roof, larger rear window grafted from a 1956 F-100 and a one-off custom interior, all put together in just over three months.
“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,” continued Solomon.
The winning vehicles will be exhibited at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas November 5-8. The winners will also receive a several Royal Purple products, as well as having their fees and registration for the show paid for by Royal purple, plus, a seat at Royal Purple’s VIP dinner in Vegas.