Pigeon Forge Rod Run Fall ’13: Top Ten Picks

It’s been a few months since we’ve done the top ten picks, sorry I’ve been kind of slack. But I’m trying to get it fired back up along with some other features to figure out what people like and what they don’t like so we can prepare to go full blast into our 3rd year in 2014!

If you missed all of our Rod Run coverage, CLICK HERE

TOP-10

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Had to take a double take on this one! I bet he gets some interesting looks going down the highway!

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I wish I could have got a close up look at this Mercedes Benz, I’m guessing late model power, maybe LS? Never got a good look at it.

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Nothing seems hotter right now than an old patina’d up truck with an LS motor shoved under the hood, this one is a great example of that!

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This car had a built AMC power plant and ran 10 second 1/4 mile times. I really like the mix of strip and classic in this one. It was a car you could have won with on Friday night at the track and then won with on Saturday at the car shows. Not very often do you see a stock appearing classic this nice AND this fast and track ready.

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Do I really need to explain?” Plus they were making tons of laps on the street! Nasty car!

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Coyote swaps are becoming more and more popular, but to see one in this old Mercury was very cool!

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Did Oliver even make an old truck? This is one I guess? It was a new one for me and man was it slick!!

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Yeah, I know the distributor is in the wrong place, but this is still a REALLY slick car.

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If I would have had the money this car would have came home with me. When have you EVER saw a four door 150 car? They have to be rare. This would have made an excellent driver.

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Plymouth Suburban? How cool is that! Look at the interior in this thing, all it needs is a late model Hemi and updated drivetrain and this would be an AWESOME street rod.

RM Auctions: The Don Davis Collection

This Saturday RM Auctions will be in Fort Worth, Texas to auction off the Don Davis Collection. This is a mix of very rare American and foreign cars featuring examples of some of the most collectible cars in the country.

Due to the way RM Auctions sets up there website I am not able to share pictures with you, but I can link you to ten awesome cars that are on our top ten cars to watch!

1962 Chevrolet Belair Sport

1965 Shelby 289 Cobra

1953 Chevrolet Corvette

1941 Chrysler Newport Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT Coupe

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

1967 Toyota 2000GT

1963 Shelby 289 Cobra

1957 Ford Thunderbird “F-Bird”

1980 BMW M1

 

For the complete listing, CLICK HERE

 

Featured Car: 1985 “Corsche 948”

1984 Car and Driver Best Handling Sports Car In America, ’83, ’84, ’85 Car and Driver Ten Best List, the Porsche 944 definetly left the factory as a serious performer. But of the 163,192 Porsche 944’s made none of them could perform like this one does.

Thanks to the handy work of John Forbes and the gang at Black Forest Racing this 1985 Porshe 944 has been turned into a Corshe “948”. Gone is the factory power plant, in its place, a LT1 Chevy V8 engine out of a 1995 Corvette. The throttle body plate boasts 300 horsepower but with the headers, exausht, and cold air intake I’d say it might have a few more ponies than that. The conversion itself cost $15,000 dollars to have done. Money well spent I’d say. If you didn’t know better you’d think this is how the car came from the factory. The V8 looks right at home in the engine bay. All the factory gauges work as well. Fit and finish on the conversion is just top notch. Between the Europen styling, world class handling you would expect from anything with the Porsche name plate on it, and the performance from the Chevy V8 this is one fun little ride. I made a short video at the bottom of this page just to give you an idea of how quick this car revs up and goes, I’d estimate it to be a low 12 second ride with some sticky tires on it. That is a big improvement from the factory 13.9 quarter mile time. So next time you pull up at the redlight beside an 80’s model 944, you better look twice before starting anything!