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16th Annual PPG Syracuse Nationals Street Rodder Top 100

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Take a look at the next ten street rods inducted into the Street Rodder Top 100 program, found at the 16th Annual PPG Syracuse Nationals!

John St-Germain, Goodwood, Ontario / '56 Mercury Monterey

001 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1956 Mercury Front © Provided by Hotrod 001 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1956 Mercury Front There's nothing more alluring that a perfectly-designed mild custom. Numerous subtle revisions include a '54 Merc hood scoop and outer front fender wells accented by '55 Merc taillight bezels and front fender trim. RideTech bags set the stance while House of Kolor Champagne Gold and Rootbeer accents bring it all to life.

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Tony & Donna Jobson, Brewerton, NY / '32 Ford

005 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1932 Ford Pickup Front © Provided by Hotrod 005 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1932 Ford Pickup Front Looking like a vintage kit model come to life, the classic hauler exudes plenty of ‘60s-era vibe. A custom kicked & Z'd frame features a traditional dropped tube axle with hairpins while a Ford 9-inch rear pushes power from a highly detailed 235ci Chevy six-cylinder mill. Plenty of PPG purple completes the feel accented by wide whites and Moon discs.

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Dean Lombardo, Bronxville, NY / '31 Ford

009 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1931 Ford Sedan Front © Provided by Hotrod 009 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1931 Ford Sedan Front
Tucci Hot Rods nailed it with plenty of attitude. Sitting inches off the ground, the custom-fabbed chassis wears a Lucky 7 front suspension and custom 4-link. Its body was chopped, channeled and dipped in a vat of Sherwin Williams flat brown accented by 17-inch drilled steelies with Excelsior rubber. A Chevy 350ci V-8 and five-speed add hustle.

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Marcy Molkenthen, Giddings, TX / '63 Buick Riviera

013 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1963 Buick Riviera Front © Provided by Hotrod 013 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1963 Buick Riviera Front Concept vehicles always brought automotive dreams to life. Known as the X-11 the fastback version of the Rivera seen here embodies all the excitement a concept could offer with dramatic body revisions, custom grille and taillight treatment, one-off eight-lug wheels, side exhaust outlets and an injected dual-quad 401ci Nailhead V-8 with five-speed.

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Rob Montalbine, Riverdale, NJ / '34 Ford

017 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1934 Ford Coupe Front © Provided by Hotrod 017 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1934 Ford Coupe Front Car's rolling out of Bianchi Hot Rods have a killer look. Awash in PPG Naples Orange, the coupe has a healthy chop and channel while traditional bits include a drilled and dropped front axle and Halibrand quick-change rear. Power comes from a wicked 331ci Caddy mill topped with a GMC 4-71 blower and a sextet of Stromberg 97-series carbs.

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Jack Maloney, Womelsdorf, PA / '34 Chevy

021 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1934 Chevy Sedan Front © Provided by Hotrod 021 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1934 Chevy Sedan Front The team at Creative Rod & Kustom infused plenty of contemporary elegance into the sedan with a perfectly balance chop, flowing fenders and filled roof. The immaculate body was doused in PPG burgundy and black while 17-inch Billet Specialties wheels wear BFG rubber. A 383ci Chevy V-8 breathes deep through an Inglese induction.

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Steve Lamery, Newport, NH / '32 Ford

025 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1932 Ford Roadster Front © Provided by Hotrod 025 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1932 Ford Roadster Front It doesn't get any more traditional that a Model A roadster on Deuce ‘rails. A custom-designed windshield and lustrous PPG olive green gloss gives it plenty of class combined with red steelies with blackwalls. Plenty of power comes from a warmed-over 331ci Chrysler Hemi while an interior from One-Off Technologies adds comfort.

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Paul Coghlan, Kearneysville, WV / '30 Ford

029 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1930 Ford Coupe Front © Provided by Hotrod 029 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1930 Ford Coupe Front Fresh from Hilton Hot Rods this coupe bears their signature style with a classic chop and custom chassis filled with a Ross Racing Engines-built 322ci Buick Nailhead V-8. The engine features an Edelbrock six-deuce intake wearing Stromberg 97-series carbs and SP tops while the body is coated in a very subtle BASF F'48 Ford Silvertone Grey.

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John Rose, Aston, PA / '27 Ford

033 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1927 Ford Sedan Front © Provided by Hotrod 033 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1927 Ford Sedan Front Looking like it rolled out of a little book the sedan has a bitchin' look thanks to a right-on chop and an extended wheelbase Deuce chassis. The one-off hood and louvered visor combined with PPG custom-blended Sakeret paint gets attitude from Rocket Racing solid wheels with Excelsior tires. Power comes from a detailed Buick 425ci Nailhead V-8.

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Bob Adams, Oakland, MI / '49 Ford

037 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1949 Ford Convertible Front © Provided by Hotrod 037 2015 Syracuse Nationals Painless Performance Street Rodder Top 100 1949 Ford Convertible Front If there's a car you'd want to cruise cross country in this is it with its roomy tan leather bench interior and cool breezes from Vintage air. A Fatman Fabrications IFS adds great handling while a Chevy 350ci V-8 provides plenty of power. The body was sprayed in PPG green grey and rolls on steel wheels shod with Coker wide whites.

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