1999 SVT Mustang

The Ford Motor Company team, of very special designers, had fun back in 1998 designing and developing the all knew 1999 Cobra SVT Model Mustang.
Richard Barnhill who now makes his home over in Vancouver, Washington has owed this SVT ( Special Vehicle Team) Mustang Cobra for Eighteen years. He has made a few adjustments to the old green machine in all those years, like a brand new 2001 Cobra power plant, including a Kenna Bell 1.7 intercooled supercharger kit producing 430 H/P to the rear wheels. Add on a 5 on the floor tranny to the stock ’99 rear end and this baby is ready for action. This Electric Green Metallic w/clear top coat Cobra Mustang limited edition, sports a delicious all leather tan colored interior that Richard had completely sound proofed to enjoy the ride in comfort. To enhance the stance, Steedo lowering springs and sub-frame connectors were added for safety. Just the right look on those tires and wheels finish this ’99 Mustang Cobra off in style.

Mr. Barnhill spent 29 years with the State of Oregon as a Juvenile Parole Officer and is now enjoying his well-earned retirement. Richard is also a member in good standing with the Mt Hood Mustang and Fords Club in Portland. We at R&R NW Publication are proud to select your award winning 1999 Cobra Mustang SVT, are featured ride of the Month for July 2017.

Feature Rides of the Month

Our featured ride of the month story takes on some new dimension for April. Back in 1946, Chevrolet car division of General Motors, decides to offer two exciting new deluxe Chevy Autos. The first is the Fleetmaster 2dr Coupe and second the Fleetline Aero 2 dr Sedan. We at R&R NW Publication are pleased to bring you both exciting models in our Featured Rides of the Month.

1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Sport 2 DR Coupe. She features a 6 Banger for power producing about 120 HP. This wasn’t bad coming out of 235 CI stock engine, with a three on the tree stock transmission and a stock rear-end. A single two-barrel carb feeds the power plant and last check she still gets twenty-five to twenty-eight miles on a gallon of petrol. The proud owner of this delicious cherry little Chevy is Mr. Max Panetta from the small community of Carver, Oregon. Max has an honorable reputation of always performing a few refining improvements on every new ride that ends up in his collection. First, he added a brand-new set of aftermarket turn signals to make her a little safer on the turns and second, out with the old six volt system and in with a new twelve volt electrical program. Everything else on this ‘48 Chevy Fleetmaster Sport 2 DR Deluxe Coupe is like brand new and fresh off the assembly line. According to the latest Hagerty Price Guide Publication, this 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Sport Coupe had an MSRP price of $3100 with today’s asking price at $20,000.


1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Aero 2 DR Sedan. For power a 496 Stroker Big Block producing 550 plus HP with a 400 Turbo Tranny w/2500 stall kit included and an Eaton 355 Posi-traction Rear-End. She features Wilwood 6 piston Disc Brakes on all four corners and Global West Tubular “A” arms finish off the front suspension. To enhance the stance, she sports 850/16’s on the rear and 650/16’s up front with the custom tires and wheels showing off the beautiful Beige Colored Body. The interior in Maroon fabric is stitched to perfection with class. The proud owner of this super custom award winning ’48 Chevy is Portland’s, own Mr. Sev Giles. The stock Fleetline Aero 2 DR Sedan MSRP was $4000.

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A Ford in a Ford makes for a sweetheart of a 1926 Tall “T” Street Rod, a winner in every corner. 

There’s not one inch on this delicious Cherry Red “T” Coupe that hasn’t been refined to perfection.  From the hand formed custom grill shell, to the smooth as silk rear quarter panel, rear deck-lid and below including the rear tail-lights and turn signals placed just above the dual tail pipes.  She’s powered with a gorgeous Ford Flathead tweaked with just the right look and sporting everything in her to make it sound and perform like a million dollar ride.  Including a hand built chassis, and that 8 gallon fuel cell, and the special squared off designed head-lights up-front.  She’s a standalone beauty.  Add on the one of a kind custom designed combination hood and air-breather, feeding the right mixture of Oxygen to that Carville fuel injector system and you have one lean and mean “T” Street Rod Coupe.

She’s finished off with a host of leather covering a bench seat and leather wrapped tilt-steering wheel.  Add custom electro gauges on a one off hand formed interior dash, plus the soft gray leather is also accented in the rear-trunk area complete with 15 gallon main fuel supply.  She’s fitted with custom polished alloy wheels on all four corners and Wilwood Disc brakes up front.  Add on a super sounding AM/FM/CD and you have just built Brandon Hillyer’s (in todays $$ an $80 to $90 thousand dollar build) award winning 1926 Super Modified Tall “T” Coupe.  She has won her share of Trophies including best of class at the Portland Roadster Show, and a host of other awards all over the West Coast.  We at R&R NW are proud to select Brandon’s tall “T” as our featured car of the month for June 2016.  If you would like additional information on this ride call Brandon at 503-981-4747 ext. 1410.

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This sweet and clean looking little 1941 Ford Fordor Sedan has quite a history.

The Ford Motor Company assembly line that she came off from has an even greater history to behold. For those of you that are 75 years of age or older will remember that it was in that year the US officially entered into  World War Two. Ford geared up to start producing B-24 Liberator Bombers for the Army Air-Corp and built 8,685 averaging 18 per day. They also produced 1500 4-Wheel drive recon vehicles (Jeeps), plus 300 mobile field kitchens for the Army. Ford also produced synthetic oil from soy beans at one of their midwest plants. While all of that was going on they still had time and man-power to produce 25,928 Deluxe Fordor Sedan Automobiles plus 3,838 Special Fordor Sedans of which 1800 were delivered to become Military Staff Cars. Total Mfg cost back in 1941 $512, MSRP $815. A note of interest: Ford Motor Company achieved in April of 1941 its 29 Millionth car to come off from their assembly lines in the history of the company. We at R&R NW Publications in recognition to the time, date and history of Calvin and Joann Graham’s 1941 Ford Deluxe Fordor Sedan, are honored to make this Burgundy metallic Pearl colored beauty, with a hint of ghost flames, our Featured Car of the Month for May 2016.

This delicious Burgandy ’41 Ford Sedan sports a tweeked 302 ci Ford for power w/ C4 auto tranny 8.5” Posi Rear. Mix and match Ford and GM parts make up the Front suspension w/Disc brakes on all four corners. She sports a clean and neat fabric interior with electronic gauges on the custom wood dash and plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy this ride in style.

Cal graduated from Bell High in the L.A. area back in 1966 and immediately entered California State College in Fullerton. His college days were interrupted when the US Army was looking for a few good men back in 1967 and away went Cal to do a two year program in the Army. His military requirement completed, he returned to Cal. State, and got his degree in Structural Engineering. The first company he went to work for, in the L.A. area, he met a beautiful young lady that, had just moved to California from New York, and the rest is history. Cal and Joann recently celebrated their forty-third Wedding Anniversary. They now have four fantastic grown children and four wonderful grandchildren and life has been good to them. They relocated from sunny California to Oregon back in the early eighty’s and settled in the Hillsboro area. Cal is an active member of the Pharaohs Street Rodders in good standing and donates a lot of time to their Pharaohs Endless Summer Cruise-In at Billy Bobs in Gresham every Wednesday after-noon in beautiful downtown Gresham. Cal reminded me to let everyone know they are all welcome and invited from 4:00 pm to 7:30pm, fair weather permitting. Open to all classes of Classic Vintage Stock and or Custom Cars, Street Rods, Bikes and Trucks from June to September. Great Food, Fantastic Automobiles, Super Music, and Games for all ages plus Winning Car Trophies supplied and sponsored by The Pharaohs Street Rodders.

We at R&R NW Publication would like to thank Cal and all of his fellow Veterans for giving us your time and service to protecting this great nation. We would also like to thank and recognize the Pharaohs Street Rodders for their continued support to the Veterans. The MIAP and the Lines for Life programs with their history of thousands of dollars donated to these two causes every year. We are proud and honored to make Cal and Joann’s 1941 Ford Deluxe Fordor/Revised Military Staff Vehicle, our Featured Car of the Month for May 2016.

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Growing up in southern California back in the mid-forties, Max Panetta built his first automobile at age fifteen. 

Of course he was living at the center of the birth of custom cars, street rods, trucks and bikes in the L.A. area of sunny California.
Max’s is credited with having his signature on 75–80 vehicle titles in the past 70 plus years. What’s amazing is that 20–25 of those wild automobiles he designed, developed and totally built himself. One hundred per cent from ground up, start to finish. We at R&R NW publication have shared with our readers six of his fantastic creations in past editions. Now it’s our pleasure to share  another sweet little ride from Max’s collection. His latest is a 1936 Ford Roadster street rod.

A quick note of importance: Max did not build this old school vintage ’36, as it was skillfully created here in the Portland area several years ago. Max would like to give a thumbs up to all the people that had a hand in putting it together as she is a true work of art. Max has made a few updated improvements on her like a new electric fuel line system, a rebuilt rear-end, plus he added power steering to get down the highway with a little more ease.

You all remember of course the difference between a convertible and a roadster. Well for those of you that may not, the roadster is the one they built at the Ford factory without any roll-up windows. Thus you end up with a sleek, cool looking, fare weather ride with a little fresh air hitting you in the face for 365 days a year.

This sweet little 1936 old school Ford roadster, complete with a soft fabric one piece top, runs a 350 Chevy for power, 350 tranny and an 8” Ford rear-end, plus power brakes on all four corners. She’s running 550 x15” up front and 850×15” out back creating that perfect stance.

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This delicious Gibbons body came complete with 2 ½” chopped top She sports a beautiful leather rumble seat at the rear and a matching all-leather old school interior with electronic gauges. The body is finished in Sea-Foam Green with pearlized mint green flames and pearlized ghost flames escaping across the hood. She’s a creative work of artistic automotive beauty.

After completing a tour in the US Navy, Max joined the Northrop Aviation group in Southern Ca. as a Senior Electronics Engineer. His career took him all over the world to over 30 different countries. He finally retired in 1991 and relocated to the Portland area.

At last count he’s got insurance coverage on five automobiles, two trucks, two car hauling trailers, and two small tractors. Both of these exciting little-man tractors were built 100% by hand in Max’s own shop. They have been enjoyed by all for the past several years down at the annual tractor pull and show at the Power Land and Tractor Museum in Brooks, Oregon. Max is an active member of the Kool Guys Hot Rod Breakfast at the Hangar Restaurant, meeting every friday morning around 7 am in Carver, Oregon.

We at R&R NW Publication would like to thank you Mr. Panetta for your dedicated time in the US Armed Forces and for your time well served as a Senior Electronics Engineer and your creative contribution to the Space Age Industry. We are proud and honored to select your 1936 Ford Roadster as our featured car of the Month for April 2016.

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Feature Cars of the Month

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The exciting part of this month’s featured car story is that both of the owners had these gorgeous vehicles way back in high school.

Bob Symons, who today makes his home in Jefferson, drove a like 1942 cherry red with black fenders Chevrolet ½ ton pickup back at Central Linn High in Halsey, Oregon. She sports the same six cylinder for power today as his did back in the sixties. The rest of Bob’s delicious little memorable ride is pretty much stock. The steering has been updated with a Mustang front-end and some better brakes all the way around for safety. Bob shares his ride with three little kitty cats – Shasta, Reba and Jazz, so seat belts have been installed.

Greg Roach makes his home in South Salem with his wife and they have four wonderful children. His 1931 Torch Red Chevrolet Coupe is his original ride from high school. She sports a blown small block Chevy for power with a 350 auto transmission and a tricked out Corvette rear end. This beauty has won its share of trophies over the years.

The common denominator from these two old buddies is that they both love street rods, classic custom cars, original stock cars, pickups and bikes. The story goes that about 11 or 12 years ago, after attending several car shows around the Pacific Northwest, they came up with the idea of a new kind of show that centered on attracting and inviting vehicles that were all the winners from all the other shows on the west coast. Thus the foundation of the Salem Roaster Show was formed. Every year for the past nine years car owners of winning show cars from local cruz-ins to major indoor shows have been invited to attend and show off their winning rides at the Salem Roadster Show. The cream of the crop, the best of the best in street rods, custom and classic cars, pickups and bikes from Canada to Mexico and from most of the car shows in between. 100 to 115 vehicles are invited to the Oregon State Fair Grounds and the Salem Roadster Show each year. Every car on display is a winner and the owners are rewarded with a beautiful Salem Roadster Show jacket.

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The 10th Annual Salem Roadster Show is scheduled for February 20th and 21st 2016 in the Jackman Long Building at the Oregon State Fair Grounds. In the past years an estimated 50,000 attendees have witnessed and enjoyed over 1,000 winning show cars on display and they are all there for the first time. The goal of the promoters in the past has always been to invite all new entries every year. This year being the tenth anniversary, Bob and Greg are planning a special extra showing of a handful of past super show car winners from their show.

A large portion of the  proceeds from the Salem Roadster Show are dedicated to several local and regional charities. KDCCP Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Cancer Research Foundation, The Shriners Children’s Hospital, The Roberts Charter High School Foundation and the Brent Strohmeyer Scholarship Foundation.

Mark your calendar for February 20 & 21, 2016 and come and see our R&R NW Publications two fantastic featured cars of the month, Bob and Greg’s high school rides will be on display, at the 10th annual Salem Roadster Show.

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“It’s a gift to one’s eyes just seeing in person your gorgeous 1934 Dodge P.U.”

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas and thank you Mr. Jerry Klinger, from Gresham Oregon, for having the vision of seeing this ride come alive after a 38 year work in progress. Now most of those 38 years were dedicated to just making a living and raising a family.  When Jerry finally retired about a year ago he decided it was now time to do something with that Dodge Pick-up.

A total body off restoration was the place to start. With a beefed up chassis and some new motor mounts to handle a 318 ci Mo Par power plant / 904 Auto Tranny and a 9” Ford rear-end really got her moving down the highway.  
Jon Lind of Springfield stitched in the delicious Banana Leather interior and B & J Zahn out in Corbett laid down that mouth-watering dark blue metallic exterior. Full torsion bar suspension and disc brakes on all four makes for an updated and comfortable ride. She sports 205×15’s in rubber up front and 235×15’s out back for a perfect stance.  
The frenched-in license plate and frenched oval crested tail lights plus the polished chrome wheels on all four corners make this a real one of a kind custom automotive creation.

We at R&R NW Publication are pleased to make this our Featured Ride of the Month for December 2015.

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Feature Car of the Month

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What do you call a guy that was at the Bor-A-Car Company in Portland and worked in the boring, stroking and blue-printing engines department for about 16 years? Add on six more years at Halsey Automotive, plus five more years at Freightliner Corporation and you have a guy who has worked on just about every type of automotive engine known to man. Give this guy a name like Jake Schonneker, who makes his home in Carver, Oregon and you have just found the proud owner of R&R NW Publications Featured Care of the Month for November 2015.

This delicious 1956 Meadow Mist Green and Colonial White Ford Victoria, sports a later model 302 cubic inch engine for power, with an AOD tranny and a stock rear-end. Add on a custom rolled and pleated white leather interior by Darrell’s Upholstery and you’re on your way to a gorgeous custom ‘56 Ford.
Those torque thrust mag wheels on all four corners top this baby off and make her a real winner whereever she shows.

Jake has built and or owned and worked on 25 to 30 custom cars and trucks in his active 72 years, including a ’23 “T” Bucket to a ’54 center post coupe, to a ’41 Ford PU plus, 7 or 8 ’55 & ’56 Ford F100 Pick-ups. He’s had them all. He is still first to admit his three favorite rides of all time are the 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible, (they on built 618 of them in 57), a fuel injected dream ride that had it all. #2, was a 69 Mustang Mach 1 with a 428 Cobra Jet for power and #3, is our R&R NW Feature Car of the Month for November, Jake’s ’56 Ford Victoria.

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This delicious 1933 Ford Model 40 Tudor Sedan is just about as perfect an example of what a World Class True Street Rod is all about. Featuring a real “Henry Ford” All Steel Body and Fenders, an all Ford Powered 351 Winsor Summit Ford Racing Package backed up with a Summit Street Fighter C-4 Auto-Tran with  shifter and topped off with a 9” Ford  rear-end. The proud owners of this Fabulous Ford are Larry and Brian Weber a father and son team that never let a speck of dust or a blade of grass stay on their immaculate little Ford very long. In addition to the all Ford sparkle above she sports a 4” TCI dropped front-end, power front Disc brakes, Vintage Air and a quality Ultra-Leather Silver White custom  interior that is to die for. The exterior color is also all Ford from a 2007 Ford GT40 “Tungsten Grey Metallic” finished off with the special touches from Mitch Kim’s Pin Stripping Creative Artistry. This gorgeous Rod is wearing 15” Chromed polished Billet Wheels on the Front with Knock offs and 17” on the rear creating just the right stance on this World Class Beauty. The Weber Brian is one of those Adobe Data Center Managers and the Weber Larry is a member of the Teaching Team at George Fox University in the College of Education. The last I heard Larry still makes his home in Damascus, Oregon while Brian lives in Bethany, Oregon.
We at R&R NW Publication are proud and honored to make the Weber Boys 1933 Ford World Class Street Rod our Featured Car of the Month for July 2015.