From front to back and side to side, not a single inch of this 1931 Chevy 5-window coupe was left untouched. Done by Bruce Harvey of Pro Comp Custom, Rick Bird’s ‘Sho Bird’ recently won the 2022 Don Ridler award and the car features a 509 cid twin-turbo W series big block Chevy engine done by Shafiroff Racing Engines as the cherry on top.
Recently, the Piston Powered Autorama took place in Cleveland, OH, which is our backyard at Engine Builder Mag. We walked the show floor and came across this 1931 Chevy nicknamed SHO Bird. The custom-built car, owned by Rick Bird, had just come off winning the 2022 Don Ridler award at the Detroit Autorama, and you
Zero emission vehicles are all the rage right now. However, if you’re into performance, the idea of not hearing an engine roar is gut-wrenchingly painful. Thankfully, guys like Mike Copeland exist. Mike’s companies, Diversified Creations and Arrington Performance, recently developed a supercharged LS3 engine that runs on hydrogen with zero emissions. Check it out!
Any time we get a chance to speak with Mike Copeland of Diversified Creations and Arrington Performance, we get excited to learn what new build he’s been working on. One of his newest was this hydrogen-powered and supercharged LS3 build for his wife’s 1948 Chevy pickup.
We’re fortunate that Justin Zeigler’s diesel shop, Zeigler Diesel Performance, is down the road from us in Ohio. As such, we’ve gotten to know Justin well over the years, so it was extra special when he recently broke the horsepower/dyno record at the 2022 Ultimate Callout Challenge on his way to a repeat overall victory.
Engine Builder sat down with Melissa Scoles, president of QA1, to talk about what the high-performance suspension and driveline company has been up to in recent years, including a brand new headquarters.
This hot rod isn’t flashy, but it certainly earns points for cool factor. Dubbed the “Organ Grinder,” this 1930 Ford Model A has a 454 big block Chevy stuffed between the frame rails. Check it out!
After watching Reggie Moore pop wheelies off the line during Sick Week, we had to know what he had in his 1930 Ford Model A hot rod… check out this 454 big block.
As a Chrysler guy, Bob Hess always wanted to put a Gen III Hemi into a Ford. When he got this 1982 Mustang as a roller, he worked alongside Big 3 Racing to turn it into a formidable drag car and street car. Check out what makes this Hemi special!
We couldn’t just walk past this gorgeous 1982 Ford Mustang without taking a few extra looks at it, and upon closer inspection, we found out it has a Gen III Hemi engine stuffed inside. Turns out owner Bob Hess is a Chrysler guy and has always wanted to put a Hemi in a Ford, so
There’s nothing more satisfying than a good turbo system…
Everyone needs more space, especially overcrowded engine shops.