STREET MACHINE OF THE YEAR
Ted Richardson’s blue ’66 Nova was an early Pro-Touring build from the Pacific Northwest shop of StreetWorks headed by Doug Schultz. Completed in a five-week pre-Columbus thrash, the machine was draped in GM Bahama Blue. Schultz and his team (which included young sheet metal ace Ryan Butler who was tragically killed years later) outfitted this evil econobox with Heidt’s AirLift suspension, an early set of big Baer Brakes, Budnik wheels and low-pro performance rubber. The OEM-appearing interior was understated but power was NOT! A 700hp, stroked Chevy small block was force fed with a ProCharger and two giant Holley 850s mounted to an Edelbrock cross ram style manifold. Pro-Touring was still getting sorted out in 2001 and Richardson’s car was a “tweener.” A bad to the bone one at that!