November '18

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70 THE SHOP NOVEMBER 2018 SKETCHBOOK PROJECT VEHICLE 1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE Mitch Kelly and the team at Kelly and Son are hard at work on a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle project that will be the first vehicle ever to appear in ididit's booth #22989 at the 2018 SEMA Show. Recognizing the talent and dedication of grassroots builders like Kelly was the idea behind ididit's inaugural I Did It With ididit Tour, which made stops across the country this summer in search of quality vehicles and the up-and-coming builders that are the backbone of the aftermarket industry. The Chevelle was put through more than 500 hours of sheet metal work and boasts subtle styling enhancements including 1970 Impala headlight buckets and a custom grille. The car has been dropped, lowered and tucked, with updates including: a plug-and-play Pace Performance 525-ci engine approaching 600 hp, powered by a FiTech induction system; TREMEC transmission; Currie Enterprises rear end; American Racing wheels; Toyo Tires; Wilwood brakes with hidden master cylinder; Eddie Motorsports hinges; KICKER stereo system; Ron Francis Wiring harness; custom interior; ididit steering upgrades; and bedliner material in place of undercoating. 2018 HURST HERITAGE BY GSS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CHALLENGER Meet the 2018 Hurst Heritage by GSS 50 th Anniversary Challenger, celebrating the legacy of the groundbreaking 1968 Hurst Olds 442. The new Challenger is faithful to the original in many ways, starting with custom painting each car Peruvian Silver with the original contrast colors. See it in booth #22351 at the 2018 SEMA Show. Widebody fender flares emulate the similarly styled fenders on the '68 Hurst Olds. And under the scoop of the new Mr. Norm's Demonic hood is a fire-breathing 707-hp supercharged Hemi. Production is limited to just 50 serial- numbered Challengers. Participants include: Flowmaster (Outlaw 3-inch stainless steel cat-back dual-exhaust system, Delta Force cold air intake); Mr. Norm's GSS Supercars (functional hood pins and lanyards, stainless steel hood latch, Super Speedway front splitter with Heim joints & uprights, Hellcat-style dead pedal & emergency brake pedal pads); Hurst (Billet Plus manual short shifter with chrome arm and consistent T-handle, Stage 1 lowering springs, logo carpet mats, 4-inch stainless steel double-wall exhaust tips, Stunner wheels, badges, metal license plate, sill plates, logo trunk mat, shift label, plaque); DuPont (Glasurit paint); Katzkin (custom Tuscany leather seat covers with Hurst embroidered logos); and Pirelli (tires). 2019 SHELBY GT The iconic Shelby GT, one of the most important cars in Shelby American's history, has returned for the 2019 model year. Like the first generation cars, the 2019 Shelby GT combines nimble handling with V-8 power, a muscular exhaust note and handsome looks. The naturally aspirated version derives its additional horsepower and torque from a new exhaust system. Shelby worked with Ford Performance to tailor the suspension, while the exterior features proprietary bodywork and new wheels. The car can be ordered as a fastback or convertible in any color available from Ford. Drivetrain options include a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission. The naturally aspirated car will have an estimated 480 hp. A Ford Performance supercharger that can be added to boost output to 700-plus hp will be available later upon emission certification. Every Shelby GT will receive a Shelby serial number and be included in the official Shelby Registry.

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