LP Racing tackles a new Hot Rod division. LEBANON, INDIANA (May 6, 2002) Â What is an Indy Car if not the ultimate hot rod? And what if someone applied Indy Car technology and years of winning race experience to something like a low profile...
LP Racing tackles a new Hot Rod division.
LEBANON, INDIANA (May 6, 2002) What is an Indy Car if not the ultimate hot rod? And what if someone applied Indy Car technology and years of winning race experience to something like a low profile 1967 Chevrolet Belair station wagon hot rod? That's exactly the challenge Larry Nash and the LP Racing crew has taken.
In under 60 days-admittedly a near eternity in racing time, but a flash on the hot rod calendar - the LP Racing crew will strip, dip, grind, restore, renew, build, paint, prep and polish this classic cruiser, finishing just in time for the 2002 Hot Rod Power Tour beginning on May 24. The '67 wagon will feature a big-block engine, along with Indy Car style through specialty pieces and carbon fiber appointments. "It's a huge challenge," said LP Racing's Larry Nash, "but we're applying our Indy Car background to the task."
LP Racing's passion is about hot rods, and hot rods come in all forms-Indy Cars, roadsters, and Hemi Super Stocks are among the favorites at LP Racing. And LP Racing has no shortage of experience. They've built hot rods that have competed in the greatest spectacle in racing, the Indy 500 along with the quarter-mile at Brainerd, the National Runoffs at Mid-Ohio and cars that are just simply cool, cruising the Hot Rod Power Tour.
"Here at LP Racing, we know all too well that nobody achieves success without great teamwork," added Nash who recently earned Year One's "Leader in Their Class" status. "And while we plan on including many techniques used in the Indy Car performance applications, there are a number of top-notch Hot Rod suppliers and service vendors contributing to this project to showcase the latest that the industry has to offer."
Among LP Racing's partners are Air Ride Technology (suspension), Bewley's Bodyworks (design and paint), Colorado Custom Wheels (wheels), Indy Powder Coating (powder coating), Little's Custom Auto Upholstery (interior), Year One (restoration parts), Keco Coatings (specialty coatings), and Golden Rodtronics (door system activators).
Beginning Thursday May 24 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Power Tour will hit Kansas City, St. Louis, Louisville, Columbus and Detroit on the way to the final cruise night in Youngstown, Ohio on May 30.In the meantime, log on to LPRacing.com to watch the team's progress. You'll also find information about LP Racing's technical services, marketing opportunities, project cars and other works in progress. And if you have any questions regarding any aspects of a build or enhanced performance, you can "Ask Larry" who is happy to share ideas.
"For the 2002 season and beyond," said Nash, "whether it's Indy Cars, bad rides or custom cruises, as a race preparation and restoration facility, we will continue to marry our performance experience with pristine preparation and have the ultimate fun doing it!"