If you attended the SEMA show this year, then you probably had the opportunity to see the ’56 Chevy that was center stage in the Vortech superchargers booth. The car was built by Woody’s Hot Rodz, with the help of Golden Star Classic Auto Parts, and was ultimately raffled off at the 2016 Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals. Fortunately for Nancy McGowan of Vinton, Iowa, she was the lucky person that had her name called as the winner. We asked Chris Sondles of Woody’s how someone wins the car at the event, and he said, “To win the car, you have to be a registered participant of the show, and be present when your name is called. This year, chances were one in 2,255.”
Her new ride still uses the stock chassis that has been updated with a host of upgrades like Viking double-adjustable coilovers on the front, and double-adjustable shocks on the rear, Wilwood disc brakes and 18-inch Cragar G/T wheels with Continental tires. For motorvation, an LS3 is mated to a TKO600 gear box from American Powertrain. The 6.2-liter engine received a Vortech LS Swap blower kit, Ultimate Headers full-length headers with stainless Flowmaster mufflers, and an exhaust by Chris Baldwin.
Woody’s and the crew did a few modifications to the body, like removing the hood rib and adding Eddie Motorsports door handles, and then covered it in water-based Axalta Dragon Green metallic paint. All the new brightwork is from Danchuk.
Inside, more Danchuk items were used, along with Dakota Digital VHX instrumentation, an ididit column with a CFR custom wheel, Lokar drive-by-wire throttle, a Goolsby Custom edition shifter, and a Vintage Air A/C system. The upholstery was done in-house at Woody’s, using modified bucket seats and custom-made door panels, with a tan-colored two-tone vinyl.
Like we said, the car was the 2016 Tri-Five Nationals giveaway car, and the 2017 car could be yours. Just check out www.trifivenationals.com