The 2012 Classic Instruments “Trophy Dash” National award winner is Gary McKay’s ’57 Ford Custom 300 from Fife, Washington. McKay’s stellar cruiser was first spotted this year in Puyallup where it was selected as a Goodguys Builder’s Choice award (which were selected by Art & Craig Morrison that particular weekend).
Deciphering this year’s winner, like always, was a lot of work. A stellar field of five finalists insured a spirited debate among the Trophy Dash judging panel as a winning case could be made for all finalists this year. But alas, there can only be one winner. When all the votes were tallied, McKay’s ‘57 Ford, built by Wicked Fabrication in Auburn, Washington came out victorious!
The Wicked Fabrication team was able to articulate McKay’s vision and pull off a stunning late 50s street machine. The car rides on a custom made Morrison chassis with Morrison GT IFS, a 4 link rear and Strange Engineering adjustable coilovers. A beefy Morrison 9-inch rear end is suspended by Srange Engineering axles. Massive 13-inch, 6 piston Wilwood brakes get the big beauty stopped on a dime. The Tremec 6 speed transmission gets every ounce of power out of the supercharged Shelby GT 500 5.4 liter V8. Those shiny 19 and 20 inch wheels are Schott “Venom”.
Interior components include a custom designed instrument cluster by Classic Instruments, an Ididit steering column, Vintage Air A/C and American Autowire harness just to name a few.
Goodguys congratulates Gary McKay on his win as well as the guys over at Wicked Fabrication on a job well done! We’ll look forward to seeing more of the winner at this year’s events!
Fellow finalists for the 2012 Classic Instruments Trophy Dash award included Skip and Debbie Walls (’69 Camaro), Jerry Kennedy (’37 Ford) Nathan Powell (’66 Chevy) and Bill Bruce (’37 Ford).
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