THE GRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW AWARD WINNERS

Ford F-150 and F-350 Strikers Plus on Display Mr. Norm’s Super Challenger and Super Cuda

FORD F-150 and F-350 STRIKER'S WIN

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The Ford F-150 and F-350 Striker’s by Performance West Group and Hulst Customs were each awarded 1st  in Class at the 60th Annual Grand National Roadster Show this past week. 

The Strikers are based on the new 2009 Ford F-150 SuperCrew and the 2008 F-350 Crew Cab Dually.  Equipped respectively with a 5.4 liter Triton V-8 and a Powerstroke Turbo Diesel, the Striker’s subscribe to the hot rodders adage that if a lot of power is just enough, then more is even better.  

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Both of these sport trucks shake the asphalt with the kind of torque and horsepower that are a tribute to the Ford racing legacy that inspired their image.

The appearance of the Striker’s doesn’t merely hint at the rippling power beneath their sensuous skins, it conveys it loud and clear.  Both trucks are enhanced with the comprehensive 15 piece Striker custom body kit by Hulst Customs that’s smothered in Sherwin-Williams Planet Color Striker Silver, and accented with Badass Blue stripes that run the entire length of the vehicles.

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Details abound on both Striker’s, including unique front fascias, black anodized diamond wire accented grille shells, heat extractors on the front fenders, scoops in front of the rear wheels, rocker cladding and even custom cab clearance lights on the F-350.  Gaylord’s Lids are featured on both vehicles and provide safe lockage storage, while enhancing fuel economy.   

Rolling stock on the F-350 consists of American Force 24 inch forged dually wheels, while Rodtana created the custom multi piece wheels for the F-150.  Both wheel designs feature an abundant amount of exposed surface area to insure the SSBC enhanced disc brakes receive plenty of fresh cool air.  DJM Suspension provides the “just right” stance on both vehicles, working in concert with Pirelli Scorpion Zero Assimetrico tires for unrivaled corner carving capability, while flattering the extreme body lines of the Striker’s.

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The interior of both Striker’s feature glove soft Katzkin custom leather seating that provides the perfect complement to the vehicle exteriors.  In addition, audiophiles will appreciate the Sony Xplod audio / video entertainment systems that are matched with Quiet Ride Solutions AcoustiShield insulation for the ultimate sound experience.    

The Ford F-150 and F-350 Striker’s demand a larger than life adventure.  More than a mere weekend glide up the interstate, the Striker’s are ready to run the four mile course at Road America and duke it out with some pony cars and maybe even a Cobra or two!  

 

For more information on the Ford Strikers, contact Hulst Customs at 547-474-1980

 

MR. NORM'S 2009 SUPER CHALLENGER & SUPER CUDA

THE MR. NORM’S SUPER CHALLENGER AND SUPER CUDA will be on display at the 2009 Grand National Roadster Show from January 23rd thru 25th  at the Pomona Fairplex.  Available for viewing throughout the entire duration of the show, the new limited edition Super Challenger and Super Cuda by Mr. Norm’s Garage are being featured in the Mr. Norm’s Exhibit in Building 4.

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Based on the new 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT-8, the Mr. Norm’s Super Challenger and Super Cuda draw inspiration from their race bred relatives, the original 1971 Mr. Norm’s Super Challenger Super Fuel Funny Car and the legendary 1970 Cuda.  Both vehicles feature a dramatic appearance that matches heart stopping good looks with heart pounding performance.
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And if all that’s not enough, just wait ‘til you push the start button and awaken the wild Mr. Norm’s Signature 900 horsepower Kenne Bell supercharged and intercooled 16 plug HEMI engine.  Singing its siren song through a low restriction Corsa Performance cat back dual exhaust system, the Super Challenger and Super Cuda balance tire smoking power with a ground hugging lowered suspension.  Rolling stock on the Super Challenger consists of Modern Muscle 2 piece forged wheels while the Super Cuda features Hulst Customs “1320” modular alloys.  Both wear Pirelli Scorpion Zero Assimetrico ultra high performance tires.   

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Add it all up and you’ve got the new Mr. Norm’s Super Challenger and Super Cuda, the street lethal sport coupes.  Armed with nothing less than ground pounding 6.1 Hemi engines, they’re complemented by a chassis with just the right mix of components to harness the power.  The Super Challenger and Super Cuda look like a wolf in wolfs clothing, because they are.   These are two muscle cars that speak loudly and carry a very big stick.    

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For more information on the Mr. Norm's Super Challenger and Super Cuda, contact Mr. Norm's Garage at 727-869-9533

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