Gary Bowers's ’65 Mustang wins the Goodguys 2012 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year!
Pennsylvania’s Gary Bowers's bright orange ’65 Mustang won the Goodguys 2012 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year!
Bowers’ hi-tech, ground hugging Mustang, built by Ringbrothers represents the latest in track-ready, show-quality super muscle cars.
Well known for their ability to transform Mustang’s into modern masterpieces, the Ringbrothers have set the bar even higher with the Bowers ’65 named “Producer.” The body was widened four inches (two inches on each side rather than cut down the middle), the rockers are extended, there's a full belly-pan underneath and both the hood and roof are carbon-fiber – signature Ringbrothers touches. Under the hood is high compression Keith Craft-built 427 cubic inch stroker based on the 351 Windsor small block making 740hp crank horsepower. The matt finish three-piece wheels designed by Ringbrothers were built by Forgeline. Baer Brakes, Afco shocks and a suspension consisting of front tubular A-arms and a Watts link set up in the rear give it razor sharp handling. The car gets its name from Bowers’ Waynesburg, Pennsylvania based Producer Supply Company.
The top five finalists for the Goodguys 2012 Optima Batteries Street machine of the Year award were Dave Leisinger, Wall Lake, SD (1971 Camaro), Dana Irvin, Cypress, TX (1965 Mustang), Steve Keefer, Brentwood, CA (1969 Camaro) and Dale Boesch, Humphrey, NE (1969 Camaro) and Gary Bowers, Waynesburg, PA (1965 Mustang).
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