2002 Dream Cruise Day Two Page 2

August 16, 2002

1970 Ford 429 SCJ Drag Pack Torino GT Convertible
One of just 19 cars built with Ford’s Drag Pack performance package, this Torino GT convertible produces 375 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque from its 429 cubic-inch V-8. When new, the car turned the quarter mile in 13.6 seconds and a terminal velocity of 106 mph, says owner, Walt J. Golembieski and his sons Tim, Mike, Joe and Rob of Ray Twp., Michigan. It accelerated from 0-60 in 5.4 seconds. The convertible top made the car unsuitable for racing, so very few were built. The car has 115,000 miles on it.

1954 Ford F-100

1954 Ford F-100

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Hot Rod 1954 Ford F-100 Pickup
Painted in the “performance red” shade Ford developed for the 1992 Thunderbird, this 1954 F-100 pickup belongs to Randy Baston of Canton, Michigan. The F-100 has a 351-hp V-8 with aluminum intakes and a C-4 automatic with a shift kit.

1956 Ford Fairlane Coupe

1956 Ford Fairlane Coupe

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1956 Ford Fairlane Coupe
The color scheme on this 1956 Ford Fairlane Coupe is Sunset Coral and Colonial White, two of the “spring colors” Ford used to offer in limited production runs to boost sales. That gambit was particularly important for Ford in 1956, when the new Chevrolets had taken the market by storm. The 1956 Ford Fairlane was the first US production car to offer safety innovations like seatbelts and a padded dashboard and sun visors, according to the owner, who preferred to remain anonymous. The car features a 292 cubic-inch V-8 with a four-barrel carburetor. The car has 71,000 miles on its odometer.

1966 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

1966 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

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1966 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
Ray Bohac and a group of friends drove his 1966 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible from their homes in Cleveland to Detroit for the Dream Cruise. Bohac has owned the car for five years, and “wouldn’t miss” bringing it to the Cruise. The Bonneville has a 421 cubic-inch V-8 developing 376 horsepower and 47,700 miles on its odometer.

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