Nissan 240SX from SOWO 2014

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Pro Touring comes in many flavors

Regular frequenters of this site will know I’m a huge fan of the oddballs, the underdogs, the outcasts if you will of the automotive world. Here are a few american cars that don’t usually garner much attention that have been hit eith the Pro Touring stick with fabulous results.

427 powered Mercury Cougar on Halibrands? Yes please, can I have some more?

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I know it’s just a digital render but I really dig it. Anyone know if this was ever built?

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For the Mopar fans, how do you like this 1968 Plymouth Valiant?

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Here’s something you never see modified, an AMC Concord! Those Shelby Razor wheels look quite appropriate on this Vader-esque coupe.

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I love the color on this 1977 Buick Century.

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A 1963 International Scout sitting  low on some Torq Thrust style wheels counts as Pro Touring, right?hrdp_1001_01+1962_international_scout+

This Pro Touring Cadillac is a Fleetwood Brougham coupe that won Car Craft’s Real Street Eliminator challenge. Ran 11.80s! Click here for more on the Cadillac Attack!
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Dodge Demon on CCW’s and that green…

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I’ve got a soft spot for the square body S10.

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The 2 door Malibu doesn’t get much love except with the quarter mile crowd.

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Anybody else love these old Ford F-100’s?

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Sema: Chevy C10

I love the 67-72 and 73-87 C10 trucks, and I know I’m not alone. Lifted, lowered, rat rod or restored, show or race? Which is best? I’ll let you decide:

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1991 Chevy S10: Timmy the truck

Just a simple 4.3 V6 shortbed S10 with a finish only mother nature could create. It’s dropped a few inches on springs and spindles up front and leaves and blocks out back. The wheels are late eighties Caprice and the center caps are from a ’70’s C10. The grille came from the sorta-rare Oldsmobile Bravada. This was a fun little truck and came out just how I wanted when I was done.

I will build at least two more some day.

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Probably my favorite picture of Timmy.

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Love the Bravada grille! It reminds me of the late ’70’s Pontiac Firebird.  RTimmy the truck (17)

Timmy did work too, hauling a bed full of stuff on a regular basis. This load was towards th end of a 300 mile day, and consisted of 4 nascar wheels and tires, 2 loose nascar tires, a pair of Ikea wardrobes and a good sized cabinet (along with a bunch of smaller odds and ends.)

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I tried to run a set of Corvette ZR1 wheels but the fronts were more of a challenge than I had time to sort out. Still, the 315 width rear tires on the 17×11 wheels looked right tucked up under the fenders.

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Sema: Suit and Tie edition

“VIP” has grown as a style from the days of big black, mostly stock-bodied Japanese sedans slammed on static suspension and big expensive wheels. Nowadays, pretty much any color and any make is fair game, as well as crazy body kits and loud details.

The new, “Imported from Detroit” Chrysler 300C looks natural dropped on flashy wheels.

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The new Hyundai Genesis sedan sitting mean in a dark grey is another example of the new VIP.

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Another Genesis sedan.

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Fitment being on point is still a big part of the VIP trend as demonstrated on this VIP Y50, or Infiniti M45 as it is more commonly known.

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Another Infiniti M45. What are your thoughts on these wheels?

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The Lexus LS is a staple of the VIP trend.

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A little more traditional style here!

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Elvis Skender, founder of Stancenation had his brilliant Lexus LS400 on display in the excellent Toyo Tires Treadpass.

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The new Lexus LS.

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Sema: Acura and Honda

This year the domestics were definitely more prevalent than the imports. That being said, Acuras and Hondas:

I was really surprised to see this clean JDM swapped Acura Integra on beautiful Mugen MF10 wheels and powered by an equally gorgeous gold-plated ITB shod K swap.

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I should have taken more pics of this quarter mile monster.  RAcura Integra (4)

The aero on this thing!

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Look! Time travel is possible! It has to be, cause this looks like it came straight from 1999.

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Another top notch build in the Toyo Tires treadpass, a widebody NSX.

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Another shot of the wild Variant Factory NSX.

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This color combo is becoming more common but NSX’s arent!

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Check the details of the rolling stock!

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This one has a bit of a mid 2000’s vibe.

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The Rocket Bunny Acura NSX did not get a good spot in the show and seemed very overlooked. Unfortunate but oh well, what can you do?

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The engine bay setup was pretty on this beast.

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Why no headlights? Because race car!

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Got camber?

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Another track prepped machine.

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A few from the Honda Fit showcase.

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Spoon Sports livery looks good on every Honda!

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Honda Fit with matching Honda Grom!

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Bisimoto built Fit packing big turbo power!

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Color matched graphics and wheels.  RHonda S2000 (1)

Not something you see everyday, an Amuse kitted S2k.

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