2008 A.H.A. / Knotts Show
Trophy Winners!

 Our customer cars were as follows:

David DeBoef’s 718RSK with a 6-cylinder Subaru, a Mendeola 5-speed, 944 front brakes, a Master Shift paddle-shift, and much more.

Jim Gormican’s 550A seal gray with black scallops, red pin stripes – buried in clear, a 2275cc Scat motor, 911 Thunder Ranch fan shroud, Porsche 6×16 & 7×16 polished Fuchs wheels with Falken tires, aluminum step plates, and much more.

Bud Cashens’ ruby red metallic Speedster, 2275cc Scat motor with Thunder Ranch’s version of the 911 fan shroud, beautiful tan square weave carpeting, and tan vinyl seats.

best engine award

Best Engine at Knott’s AHA 2008 (Ed Muscats’ 2.4L Porsche 911 Twin Plug)

Then Ron Padua’s Phantom Speedster #1. Ron and I are co-designers of this incredibly beautiful wide body Speedster. This car is black – very, very black, (thanks to DeBeers paint that I truly love, and System One, the best finishing system money can buy). The body has been moved out 3½ on each side in the rear so it can support 9½”x16” rear wheels, (Porsche twists). It has a very unusual 911 Speedster tonneau fully integrated, 356B front & rear bumpers, 356B front headlights and horn grills, lowered windshield, carbon fiber 550 dash, door tops and headrests, no dash switches, and more. The bottom of the car is carbon fiber. The engine is a 2275cc Scat with a carbon fiber 911 engine shroud. It has carbon fiber air cleaner covers, 356 horn grills, and park lights in the engine compartment air ducts to finish this incredible build.

Ron and Tom

Extreme Award Winners and Thunder Ranch Co-Designers, Ron Padua
& Tom McBurnie / Builder, with their wide body “Phantom” Speedster

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