Cookie’s Valiant has had a makeover for the 2021 season, with a fresh 499ci motor plus 727 transmission fitted, and all topped off with Craig Ainge sign writing job. Looking great!
Chris’s stunning Camaro has had various jobs completed at Billadeau Speed, and features classic super stock style sign writing by Craig Ainge.
Chris also has brought in the original Russo’s Rat ’69 Chevelle and it’s with us for a full restoration to take it back to it’s glory days of 1974. Look out for a full post with more details later in the year!
Jamie’s 1971 Satellite came to us as a stock 383 car. Now it’s had the full Super Stock treatment and has been kitted out with a 493ci, 685hp motor, a new transmission, a Dana 60, Caltracs, a roll bar and a period Super Stock paint job. Shake ‘n’ Bake!
The Pacemaker is back, quicker and faster than ever! Pete brought his Chevelle replacement to us to apply the Pacemaker II striping and sign writing before hitting the track in 2017.
‘Flag Jumper’ joins the Super Stock scene with a Craig Ainge & Billadeau period sign writing job. A 360ci motor has been purchased ready for a future upgrade.
Having sold his ’68 Charger, Bri acquired this Coronet from Duncan Watts, who imported it into the country. The car came straight to us for MOT work, wiring and to fit ally heads. With iron heads, the car had previously run into the 10.9s in the States.
Several years later, Bri brought his Coronet in for an engine bay repaint, transmission rebuild and a 540ci engine was fitted.
Bri freshened up the Coronet in 2015 with some sign writing completed by Craig Ainge, while we added a little airbrush work to finish off the Super Stock styling.
A regular American Super Stock competitor, John’s Dart came in for engine work and graphics. The 440 engine features forged pistons, ported heads and a mechanical cam. The vinyl graphics bring the car to life with a true Super Stock style.
Back again at Billadeau Speed several years later, John’s Dart came in to be fitted with the HEMI which used to power Dave’s Fury. The valve gear was refitted and it was up and running. ‘Reckless’ went on to run 11.2s at the 2013 Mopar Nats.
Kiwi’s Duster came in for a full paint job and sign writing as a replica of the car Arlen Vanke raced in 1971. We also had the decals made.
At first, Steve just wanted the engine bay painting and a few oil leaks fixing… he then decided to ditch the old 383 and go for a built 440! It comprised of KB Pistons, steel crank and rods, a comp cam, an aluminium intake, Holley carb and stainless steel valves. A full seal kit went into the 833 transmission and a new Sure-Grip in the axle. Some rewiring and the hood stripes finished the job.
Tim’s ‘Golden Anniversary’ Polara was first worked on by Billadeau Speed years ago, including the application of all the vinyl graphics. The Polara came in again for frame ties and work on the fuel system. Tim usually does his own work on the car but didn’t have the time due to his own business commitments.