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December 2014

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68 ❙ DECEMBER.2014 1965 MUSTANG Becky & Dominick Farbo Williamsburg, New York This 1965 Mustang is the fourth car Dominick Farbo and his family has had, but their first complete build. He enlisted the help of the Ring Brothers and they knocked it out of the park in their usual fashion. Along the way they all became good friends. They started with a suitable Mustang shell and added their carbon fiber hood, roof skin, trunk, doors, rear bumper, and quarter window inserts. They made one-piece rockers and hand rolled the nose in aluminum. Once the body was ready it was covered in BASF Glasurit Blizzard White. They added Detroit Speed components to the chassis, using their steering, coilover front suspension, and Quadra-link rear for the John's Industries Ford 9-inch. 14 and 15-inch Baer disc brakes are used, along with six-piston calipers, putting the whoa-dog on the 18 and 19-inch 560R wheels from HRE. A 710hp NASCAR 427 from Wegner Automotive and a Bowler Tremec five-speed puts the chassis through its paces. The Ring Brothers made their own trick valve covers, air cleaner, and headers. The Flowmaster Super 40 exhaust routes between the closed floor pans through the chassis. In keeping with a clean competition vibe, the interior features a hidden roll bar, Recaro seats, and a MOMO steering wheel. A carbon-look material lines the floor surfac- es and accents the black leather found throughout, expertly trimmed by Upholstery Unlimited. Special Ring Edition gauges from Classic Instruments are mounted in the milled aluminum dash panel, made in-house by the Ring Brothers along with the trick shifter. 1958 CORVETTE Steve & Dawn Smith Manchester, Maryland Steve and Dawn Smith's 1958 Corvette was built by Legacy Innovations with a team of seven guys led by 30-year-old Troy Spackman. The car was designed and built entirely under one roof, and emerged as a top shelf cruiser with the name 50Eight. Legacy widened the body four inches for an aggressive stance. They flush mount- ed the trim and emblems and crafted one-off billet hood hinges and latches. The exhaust was routed up through the bumpers and the hood and trunk poppers now operate remotely. The car has both functional hard and soft tops. When the panels were ready, they mixed up a R-M Legacy Bronze Metallic and a lighter shade for the coves. While a four-inch widen job is impressive, the chassis can top it. It's a fully tig welded chromoly tube frame with DSE suspension. They incorporated their C6 Speed Kit up front with matching rack & pinion steering. Out back a 35-spline Strange S-Trac differential was installed in a Ford 9-inch and hung on a DSE Quadra-Link. Wil- wood six-piston brakes and 18 and 19-inch Forgeline wheels connect to the ground through Continental tires. A custom individual throttle-body intake keeps all eight injection runners tucked neatly under the hood. The small block displaces 355ci and is backed with a Keisler SS700 five-speed. Legacy made their own valve covers spark it with a Big Stuff3 ignition, activated by a Phantom keyless ignition. The dash retains most of its original charm, though now custom wrapped in leather and filled with electronically updated stock gauges. A Clayton Machine Works shifter springs from the console next to a billet aluminum cup holder. The seats were custom made and fitted with a pleated pattern in soft cream-colored leather. FINALIST FINALIST

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