The big winner this year was the same as two years ago when Dan Dowdy took the overall honors with his black 1937 Hudson Terraplane pickup truck "Mantis." After selling that truck he went home and (as unreal as it seems) found another 1937 Hudson Terraplane pickup! This time it's red, and powered by a 1300 hp blown Arias motor. The truck is simply awesome, and beat out my friends 1936 Hudson Terraplane coupe. My friend has had the misfortune to have lost twice to a Dowdy-built pickup truck for overall honors at Reno, and as you'll see, the coupe is another incredible machine.
The silver Cobra pictured is a limited edition (50 built) autographed version that was immaculate.
The dune buggies are all Corvette powered. The spindly looking one on the end is a $50,000 vehicle.
The Bronco (with eyes on the hood scoop) is powered by a 600 hp 510 c.i. Ford crate motor and the owner has photos of him blasting through the desert doing wheelies!
The show ends with Ms Pinkey driving into the night in her PINK Studebaker station wagon. Very appropriate!