If you think building a custom car with 1800 horsepower is easy, then think again! It takes a lot of imagination. Let’s take, for example, the 2018 Ridler Award-winning 1957 Chevy 150 nicknamed “Imagine” that’s owned by Greg and Judy Hrehovczik. It was named the best Hot Rod at the Detroit Autorama this past weekend.
This outlandish silver two-door Chevorlet 150 started its life as a no-frills model aimed at fleet buyers. Designer Jason Rushford began working on the concept well over 10 years ago, according to Hot Rod Magazine. After taking the classic shape to the next level with a chop top, it’s now streamlined style now has been stripped of its iconic side trim.
Johnny’s Auto Trim and Rod Shop of Alamosa, Colorado did the build. They put in a 515 cubic-inch twin-turbocharged Nelson Racing Engine under the hood. This allows it to breathe through the Chevy’s signature hood bullets and pumps out a whopping 1,000 HP on premium gas and a really whopping 1,800 hp on race gas! Time to put your racing gear on and take this beauty to the race track! Or just show it off on display at the car shows.
The Interior is sleek and miniscule, with a center console that adds a Retro-Modern touch. It’s crowned by an oversized speedometer and a chrome steering wheel from Evod Industries.
“Imagine” achieved the first win for the shop. It previously was a Great 8 finalist at the 2011 show. Talk about a Custom Classic Car for the ages! How many 1800 HP cars come along, especially one as well-built as this one? None that I’m aware of. This is why it got first place at the Detroit Autorama Show. I firmly believe this will set the stage for future car builders, for not only this show, but other shows, such as the biggest one of all. That being SEMACategories: Blog