The St. Paul Street Machine Nationals are kicking off this week, and we’re your best source for on the ground coverage. Editors from several of our Xceleration Media publications will be in attendance, and we have a booth setup for you to stop by and get your copy our latest print magazine. You can also see our Gearhead Giveaway winners for Street Rod Life, Power & Performance News, and Gearheads4Life.
The event is running from July 14th, through July 16th at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. It is packed with burnout contests, autocross, a massive car show, dyno showdowns, a bikini contest, and more.
These Street Machine Nationals events are a celebration of horsepower and torque that brings out the baddest street cars from all around the country. Throughout the weekend, St. Paul will be overrun with high performance muscle cars, pro-touring cars, and street cars — and we’re going to be updating each day with coverage from all of the action.
Check out our Gearhead Powerpack Giveaway winner Don Sorensen’s ’32 Ford:
Vehicle Year/Make/Model: ‘32 Ford 3 window coupe
Frame: Dearborn Stamping rails, boxed and custom built by Tinman Fabrication.
Modifications: Boxed and reinforced with custom chromed spreader bar front and rear
Rearend / Ratio: 9 inch Ford 3:50 ratio
Rear Suspension: Pete & Jakes coilovers with triangulated 4 bar
Rear Brakes: 11-inch Ford drums
Front Suspension: All chrome or polished stainless steel hardware, chrome dropped I-Beam with chrome Buggy spring
Front Brakes: Speedway Motors 11 inch disc brake kit for stock Ford spindles
Steering Box: Vega rebuilt by owner
Front Wheels: 15X6 American Racing Salt Flat Specials wheels
Front Tires: 185R60 X15 Firestone Indy 500 tires
Rear Wheels: 16X8 American Racing Salt Flat Specials wheels
Rear Tires: 265R70 X16 Firestone Indy 500 tires
Gas Tank: Stock 32 Ford
Engine: ’98 Chevy 350, roller cam, 4 bolt main
Heads: ’98 Chevy Vortec 350
Carb: Holley or Rochester Quadrajet carb.
Valve Covers: GM Chrome
Manifold: Edelbrock Performer intake
Ignition: GM HEI
Headers: Stainless shorty
Exhaust: Ceramic coated Mandrel bent 2.25 inch tubing with stainless Magnaflow mufflers
HP/Torque numbers: Est. 325HP, 360 Torque
Style: Hiboy 3 window coupe, chopped top, suicide doors shaved door and trunk
Hood: 4 row louvers
Grille: stock 32 Ford no crank hole
Bodywork / Paint By: Unique Body and Paint, Blaine MN
Paint Type / Color: Urethane /Viper red/pin striping and flames
Headlights: Stock 32 Ford / Taillights: 1950 Pontiac/ blue dots
Dashboard: Custom gauge panel
Gauges: Stewart-Warner speedometer, Tach, volt, oil pressure, water temperature.
Air Conditioner: Vintage air
Stereo: Alpine with Infinity speakers
Steering Wheel: Lecarra wood and aluminum
Steering Column: Ididit
Seats: ’04 Jaguar type S buckets leather with 8 way power with heat and lumbar
Upholstery By: Yellow Dog
Material / Color: Vinyl/leather Black
Misc: Trunk fully upholstered, Walker heavy-duty radiator/electric fans