Publish date: 2016-08-16 10:23:32
This radiant 1939 Oldsmobile Model 60 convertible owned by Billy and Debbie Thomas is the winner of the August Night cup.
The Robstown, Texas couple, Billy and Debbie Thomas, started with a one-owner ’39 Oldsmobile convertible to build this awesome 1939 Oldsmobile Model 60 street rod. Customs and Hot Rods from Andice, Texas, and Harold Chapman helped in creating this lovely classic. Last August 6, 2016, this 2016 Ridler Award winner 1939 Oldsmobile has once again proven its worth by winning the Hot August Night Cup that was held in Reno, Nevada.
Dan Strohl said that after the Model 60 won the Ridler Award in February 2016, it received an Art Morrison chassis that has been heavily customized. Around 90% of the original body panels of this convertible have been modified to create a long and low stance. It is then powered by a 455 cubic inch Oldsmobile V8 that has been rebuilt into a 470 cubic inch V8 that is capable of powering up to 650 horsepower.
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After Customs and Hot Rods were done with the fabricating and assembling the body, a Kona Brown finished was then applied by Charley Hutton. This award winning 1939 Oldsmobile has been given the name “Olds Cool”, a name that is also enjoyed by the judges. After winning the Hot August Nights Cup, the couple also took home $30,000 worth of check; a custom tool box; a 5-night accommodation by Eldorado Hotel for the 2017 Hot August Nights; $500 gift certificate from Optima Batteries; $500 McCollister’s Transportation Gift Certificate; $500 worth of products from Adam’s Premium car care; $500 worth of products from AMSOIL; the Hot August Nights winner’s jacket; and trophies that were given to Billy and Debbie Thomas as well as Harold Chapman who managed the build.
The 30th Hot August Nights was celebrated from August 2 to August 7 that mostly featured classic cars from the 50s and 60s. If you are a fan of classics from the golden age, you’ll surely be delighted to see all the awesome cars that were featured in the event. To give you an idea, here are the other winners of the Hot August Nights Cup:
2nd place – A 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS owned by Howard and Susan Groff
3rd place – a 1955 Chevrolet 210 owned by Paul Schulz
4th Place – a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro owned by Alex Short
5th place – a 1959 Rambler American two-door wagon owned by Dean Osland
6th place – Jerry Jacob’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
7th place – Harold and Tracy Chapman’s 1949 Cadillac Model 62 convertible
8th place – Brent Schnieder’s 1936 Ford Tudor Convertible
9th place – Dan Wathor’s 1937 Ford Coupe
10th place – Bart Bartoni’s 1938 Alfa Romeo Club Coupe
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