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Detail Fest Car Show Bios

Detail Fest Car Show BiosMeet the cars that will be at Detail Fest!

Each year for an entire weekend, Autogeek hosts Detail Fest, an event unlike any other. Car enthusiasts from around the world gather to share a common bond: CARS! From classic big blocks, to souped-up daily drivers, and even a first-time Festival of Beaters, Detail Fest 2015 will have the coolest vehicles on display for everyone to enjoy. If you can’t make it to Detail Fest, that’s not a problem because you can meet the cars that will be part of the festivities right here! Simply scroll down the page for your daily dose of car envy.

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The Car: 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
The Owner: David D. from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Notes: This car is number 239 of the first 300 hand-built Corvettes. These first 300 Corvettes were the only ones ever to be built in Michigan!
The Car: 1933 Ford 3 Window Coupe
The Owner: Brian G. from Jensen Beach, Florida
Notes: This 1933 Ford features a Ford 351w motor. This car is not just for show--it's Brian's daily driver!
The Car: 2013 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
The Owner: Jim D. from Pensacola, Florida
Notes: This Mustang is painted candy red metallic with silver stripes. It features a 5.8L engine with approximately 662 HP—this daily driver can really move!
The Car: 1939 Ford Tudor Sedan
The Owner: Ron G. from Jensen Beach, Florida
Notes: This 1939 Ford features a 350 small block Chevy engine, a 400 turbo transmission, and 9”Ford rear. And let’s not forget the A/C for those hot Florida summers!
The Car: 1955 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
The Owner: Stephen W. from Lake Worth, Florida
Notes: This 1955 Chevy 3100 Pickup known as WOOSABI has been completely restored with a custom tiki theme. WOOSABI tours around Florida, and has even been featured on Car Show TV and in a news piece on vanity license plates!
The Car: 2014 Chevy Silverado
The Owner: John T. from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Notes: This 2014 Chevy Silverado was featured indoors at SEMA 2013, and it is low low low!
The Car: 1969 MGB
The Owner: Ronald B.
Notes: Ronald took ownership of this 1969 MGB 11 years ago and has been working on the restoration ever since!
The Car: 2005 Supercharged Mustang V6
The Owner: Chris H. from Hobe Sound, Florida
Notes: This 2005 Mustang started out as a stock V6. Over the course of 5 years, Chris and his son have made numerous upgrades with plenty more to come. As she sits today, this Mustang features a GT500 rear, aluminum flywheel spec clutch, and a polished X-Charger supercharger with 6 pounds of boost!
The Car: 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 Roush Stage 2
The Owner: Chuck from West Palm Beach, Florida
Notes: Chuck’s Mustang is no stranger to Detail Fest, this being the second year of attendance. This beauty is one out of only four 2011s built with the Roush Stage 2 package in Kona Blue without stripes!
The Car: 1978 AMC Gremlin
The Owner: Terry G.
Notes: After nine years of production, 1978 was the final year for the AMC Gremlin. While the gremlins from the movies can’t get wet or be exposed to sunlight, this Gremlin will be clean and soaking in the sun at Detail Fest, but please, don’t feed it after midnight!
The Car: 2008 BMW M3
The Owner: Albert F. from Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Notes: The M stands for Motorsport and this BMW doesn’t disappoint! Equipped with a 4.0 liter, 414 horsepower naturally aspirated V8, this is nothing short of a street-legal racecar.
The Car: 2006 Pontiac GTO
The Owner: Justin S. from Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Notes: This GTO features a 6-speed transmission and a host of performance mods including a custom camshaft and stainless exhaust yielding 430 rear-wheel horsepower. The original Torrid Red paint has been sanded, polished, and coated—this car is ready for Detail Fest!
The Car: 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible
The Owner: Keith T. from Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Notes: This 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport convertible is the real deal! It boasts a 400 cubic inch V8 with matching numbers to boot!
The Car: 1986 Buick Regal T-Type Turbo
The Owner: Bob from Fort Pierce, Florida
Notes: This completely original 1986 Buick Regal T-Type Turbo is in excellent shape. It was the first car to be featured as Autogeek’s Car of the Week, and that paint is ready for the limelight!
The Car: 1968 Dodge Coronet Super Bee
The Owner: Nadine W.
Notes: When Plymouth came out with the Road Runner, Dodge fired back with the Super Bee! This 1968 Coronet features the original engine and transmission along with the original red exterior and white interior.
The Car: 1974 Ford Bronco
The Owner: Ed & Debbie S. from West Palm Beach, Florida
Notes: This 1974 Ford Bronco was recently restored in a complete frame-off process. Now this Bronco boasts a Ford 350 5.0, C-4 automatic transmission, 4 wheel drive, and had a 31/2” suspension lift to accommodate 33” tires. This is not a soccer mom’s SUV!
The Car: 1963 Pontiac Catalina
The Owner: Jack & Flo Howe from Palm City, Florida
Notes: This 1963 Pontiac Catalina has been in the family since it rolled off the assembly line. Nicknamed Isabell after the matriarch of the family, it was inherited by Jack and Flo in 1995, and has been lovingly restored to its original grandeur.
The Car: 1987 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z
The Owner: Scott M.
Notes: This 1987 Chevy Camaro Iroc-Z will be attending Detail Fest for the first time this year. It is in for a treat!
The Car: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
The Owner: Harry from West Palm Beach, Florida
Notes: This 1969 Camaro features a 350 engine with a 5-speed transmission and positraction rear. This will be the first Detail Fest for this vehicle.
The Car: 1987 Jeep Comanche
The Owner: Henry from Boca Raton, Florida
Notes: Originally a 4-speed, 4-cylinder truck, this 1987 Comanche now boasts an LS1 with a 6-speed transmission straight out of a 2004 GTO!
The Car: 1927 REO (Ransom Eli Olds) Flying Cloud
The Owner: Marty K.
Notes: Manufactured in Lansing, Michigan, this 1927 REO was the first Flying Cloud model produced. This Series A Model features many original elements including the steel body, lights, arm rests and foot rests, but has been updated for safety. It boasts a 1966 Oldsmobile 442 engine, a 169 Camaro Posi-Traction rear end, and a 350 Turbo transmission. Sounds like this cloud can fly!
The Car: 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner
The Owner: Bob & Glenys J. from Ontario, Canada/Kissimmee, Florida
Notes: This 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner was acquired by Bob and Glenys in 2014. It is a rare optioned 383 model with a white vinyl roof, air conditioning, bucket seats and an automatic transmission. And that beautiful B7 blue paint really pops!
The Car: 2014 Roush Stage 3 Mustang
The Owner: Gordon from Sebastian, Florida
Notes: This 2014 Roush Stage 3 Mustang is a red carpet worthy stunner nicknamed TYJ (Thank You Jesus).
The Car: 1940 Ford Tudor
The Owner: Jack & Diane B. from Hobe Sound, Florida
Notes: After being kept warm and dry by Jack and Diane since 1986, this 1940 Ford Tudor underwent a full restoration from 2001-2004. While the goal was to maintain a stock appearance, many modern amenities have been added including A/C, roll & pleated vinyl interior, modern gauges, ‘Gear Vendor’ O/D, and radial tires. It also has an SS fuel tank and fuel lines, SS dual exhaust, 10 disc CD player, and tube shocks. Engine upgrades include 3/4 Isky cam, dual 97’s, Offy aluminum heads, Red’s headers, and a Mallory electronic ignition. A full restoration indeed!
The Car: 2005 Ford Thunderbird
The Owner: Jack & Diane B. from Hobe Sound, Florida
Notes: This 2005 Ford T-bird has just 33,000 original miles and shiny red paint that’s ready for Detail Fest!
The Car: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
The Owner: Mike R. from Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Notes: This custom-painted 2010 Chevy Camaro SS will be turning heads at Detail Fest 2015!
The Car: 2011 Chevy Camaro 2LT
The Owner:
Notes: This 2011 Chevy Camaro 2LT features Lambo doors, a Hurst shifter, Iggee seat covers and more!
The Car: 2009 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
The Owner: Dave B. from Jupiter, Florida
Notes: Dave’s 2009 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is a beast featuring 700 horsepower at the rear wheels! A custom 1700 watt, 12-speaker stereo system sets the mood while this car makes tracks down I-95. This car has it all—easy on the eyes, and FAST!
The Car: 2005 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
The Owner: Enzo C. from Ontario, Canada
Notes: Enzo’s 2005 Vette features more upgrades than you can imagine—from performance upgrades to Lambo doors! With an LS2 367 CI, A& A Supercharged Vortech engine you can bet that this Corvette can move. This car will definitely turn heads at Detail Fest!
The Car: 2006 Chevrolet SSR
The Owner: Art & Diane from Belchertown, Massachusetts/Sebastian, Florida
Notes: This ’06 Chevy SSR is one of only seven painted with this silver and blue combo in 2006. Boasting an L2 Corvette V8 with 400 horsepower, Art and Diane refer to this truck as a Corvette with a trunk!
The Car: 2003 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG
The Owner:
Notes: This 2003 MB features a 3.2 liter supercharged engine that boasts 49 horsepower. This little sedan goes from 0 to 60 in just 4.6 seconds!
The Car: 2006 Ford GT
The Owner: Howard M.
Notes: One of only about 4,000 Ford GT’s manufactured over a two year period, this tungsten-colored 2006 Ford GT boasts all four of the options offered for these vehicles. It features a 550 horsepower mid-engine designed to commemorate Ford’s 100th birthday and the original GT40’s LeMans win over Ferrari in 1966-1969. Almost completely stock, with just a few aftermarket upgrades from Ford and specialty suppliers, this GT has been shown at the Greenwich Concours, the Fairfield Concours, and the Eastern States Concours—always with a fresh coat of Pinnacle wax!
The Car: 1964 Acadian Beaumont Custom Station Wagon
The Owner: Steve & Sandy G. from Ontario, Canada/North Port, Florida
Notes: This1964 Acadian Beaumont was built exclusively for the Canadian market between 1962 and 1971 out of the Oshawa plant. 1964 was the first year that the wagon was introduced and this is one of only 251 produced in ’64. It features a 283 Econoflame V8 with two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. Modern improvements include front disc brakes, Hotchkiss suspension, power steering, dual Flowmaster exhaust, and Torque Thrust wheels. This car represents how cool a wagon can be!
The Car: 2003 Dodge Viper
The Owner: Bill L. from Lake Worth, Florida
Notes: This third-gen 2003 Dodge Viper will be on the scene at this year’s Detail Fest!
The Car: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS
The Owner: Mike M. from Florida
Notes: This 1967 Chevy Camaro SS is the product of over 5 years of frame-off restoration! It now features a 350 crate motor, a 700-R4 transmission, 355 Richmond Positraction rear, and tons of other upgrades! This Camaro is a work of art!
The Car: 2013 Roush Stage 3 Ford Mustang
The Owner: Rosi G. from Fort Meyers, Florida
Notes: This 2013 Roush Stage 3 Mustang features a Phase 3 package added by Roush. That gives this pony car a total of 675 horsepower up front! It also has a carbon radiator cover and dash package—it’s got looks and muscle!
The Car: 1971 Chevrolet Nova
The Owner: Fidel D. from Pembroke Pines, Florida
Notes: This 1971 Chevy Nova has been a work in progress for Fidel since he purchased it ten years ago. Today, it features a 350 engine and turbo transmission. The tri-colored paint scheme includes Massaretti Charcoal Gray, Prowler Orange, and silver metallic striping. This will be the Nova’s first appearance at Detail Fest.
The Car: 1935 Ford Pickup
The Owner: Joe from Oxford, Massachusetts
Notes: This 1935 Ford Pickup features a Ford 302 Tri Power engine with 340 horsepower. This pickup made the nearly 1500 mile journey from Massachusetts to Detail Fest!
The Car: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
The Owner: Mike D. from Coconut Creek, Florida
Notes: This 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS was gifted to Mike by a longtime friend after a full frame-off restoration. This beauty took 2nd place at last year’s Detail Fest and is looking for a spot as the Thursday night project car!
The Car: 2005 GMC Denali LQ4
The Owner: Alex S.
Notes: This 2005 GMC Denali LQ4 features a 354 Vortec iron block, custom center-exit exhaust, long tube headers, and a Ram Air hood. It’s lowered with SPHON Eidbach springs and a Ridetech suspension all rolling on 22s! It’s won the Goodguys Slick SUV award, the Hess Express choice, and the Lightning McQueen Award at the Disney’s Car Masters Weekend event.
The Car: 1959 Austin Healy 100/6
The Owner: David & Brenda C. from Jupiter, Florida
Notes: This 1959 Austin Healy underwent a complete frame up and paint restoration 25 years ago. Just three years ago, Dave and Brenda added a new Boss 302 Ford Racing crate motor. This is one sweet looking ride!