September 25, 2006

This months YO Club winner is Matt Hilburn of West Plains, Missouri. He's the proud owner of a Grabber Blue '70 Mach 1 and rightfully so. With that killer Grabber paint, a 351 Cleveland under the hood, and, well, those pants, how can he go wrong! Matt tells us that his Mach came from Kenner, Louisiana, just a few miles from New Orleans, about a year ago. Found through eBay, Matt and his dad were a little hesitant to purchase a car so close to the Katrina flood area. But the owner sent Matt and his dad plenty of pictures, so they hooked up the truck and trailer and headed south. They were surprised to find the owner's house on a hill, undamaged because it was high enough to prevent water intrusion. A deal was struck, and the Mach was on the Hilburn's trailer headed back to Missouri. Matt drives the Mach two or three times a week. It has 69,000 miles on the original engine, along with power steering, power disc brakes, and ice-cold A/C. He even scored the original window sticker and manual.

As this month's Young Owner's Club sweepstakes winner, Matt Hilburn will receive a $400 gift certificate from Competition Cams, a company that is dedicated to obtaining the highest performance from street and racing engines. For over 25 years, Comp Cams has been setting new industry standards for performance cams and valvetrain components, including a series of cams for vintage musclecars like Matt's Mach 1. For more information about Comp Cams or to order a catalog, contact: Comp Cams, Dept. MM, 3406 Democrat Rd., Memphis, TN 38118; 901/795-2400;www.compcams.com.