Thom Taylor Staff Editor
November 4, 2014

In the latest HOT ROD we preview some of the cars that are debuting at the 2014 SEMA Show. Steve Strope’s Fairlane mashup of racing styles and cues from the 1960s has come together with this 1967 Farilane. Featuring a 427 SOHC engine built by the master Ed Pink, there are also features like the Bud Moore-type tube headers, Top Loader 4-speed, and champ quickchange. Global West A-arms suspend the front end, and Heidt’s triangulated four-link locates the rear. The unique suspension goes one step further with torsion bars. You can see them in the trunk shot, and the adjusters for the front torsion bars are barely visible in the toe-board of the floor.

Though there have been a lot of body mods, visible are the reworked front and rear wheel openings, tucked in and painted bumpers, and flat spoilers front and rear. The simple gold paint graphics are stylized stripes of the era.

We’ve featured a number of Steve’s creations in the studio. We’ve gotten assurances that HOT ROD will be Fairlane flogging in the near future, and we can’t wait to see how well it works on the Streets Of Willow, and how well it does in the slalom testing. Say tuned!