All-American Muscle Comes to Pomona
May 22, 2019
The California Muscle Car Consortium was featured on the Main Aisle at the April 2019 Pomona Swap Meet… and they cruised in with some fierce American muscle. From blue ovals to bowties and some wicked Mopar, all of the Big Three were well-represented!
The Consortium is an association of several muscle car groups from Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Central California. This group is into high performance muscle cars with big motors, big cams, high compression, and superchargers!
Have a look at some of the Consortium’s badass rides:
Dave Filipoff (@2xchrome) organized the outing, and brought out his ’69 Chevelle SS. Dave has had the car since high school and he’s only the second owner. He painted the car himself, which is impressive… but, more importantly, this Chevy packs 750 horsepower! The car is mostly original, but it also boasts coilovers for improved handling.
Randy and Jaq Abella (@mrchevyssman and @aquarianrebel) drove in with some serious Chevy power. Randy’s built his 1965 Chevelle SS in his garage. It’s got a 514ci big block and Hotchkis suspension. Meanwhile, Jaq’s 1964 Chevelle SS has got a 421 small block Chevy. The car used to belong to her dad.
Lee Duke (@torqueworks) came down from Bakersfield, Calif., with his 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1. This bad boy has been upgraded with a 521 stroker big block, a new drivetrain, and new interior.
Gustavo Galban has had his ’66 Chevelle Malibu for about twelve years, and he has upgraded pretty much everything on the car himself.
Steve Winter’s 1966 Shelby Cobra Replica took eighteen years to build. This kit car was finally finished about a year and a half ago, and it’s super clean! Steve and his Cobra completed the 16th annual Tour d’Orange earlier this year.
This was Cecilia Barnes’ first time to Pomona, and we were happy to see her and her 1967 Pontiac Firebird. This Firebird is a family car… it belonged to Cecilia’s grandfather. It’s got a 455 engine, rebuilt tranny, an upgraded cooling system, and disc brakes all around.
Chris Yeargan (@ssrszl1) has had this 1968 Camaro for twenty years. It used to be his daily driver, but now he’s got a longer commute. Now the Camaro gets used for racing half of the time, and on the streets half of the time. It’s got a 502 big block under the hood.
Ernesto Gonzalez has had this 1965 Ford Mustang since he was twelve years old, but this is its first car event! This pony car is Ernesto’s dream car. It rides nice with its upgraded Global West front suspension, and it sounds good with Mötley Crüe coming out of the speakers! 🎵 When I get high I get high on speed. 🎵
Larry Hall made the trip to Pomona in his 1969 Ford Fairlane. This Fairlane has a rebuilt motor, 4-barrel carb, new headers, and a Hurst shifter.
Tyler Windes (@twindes68) got this 1968 Dodge Charger R/T as his first car, and then fixed it up with his dad. It’s got a rebuilt 440 and a 5-speed manual transmission.
Dione Collins’ 1969 Chevelle SS was a shell when he found it. Dione rebuilt from the ground up, and now it has a big block engine, 700R4 overdrive transmission, and Global West suspension – front and back.
Eddie Amancio (@kikos65) has had this 1965 Chevy Malibu SS for nearly twenty years. It’s a weekend driver, and his kids really enjoy riding in it. The car has lots of upgrades, including fuel injection, digital gauges, and Intro wheels.
This 1965 Chevy El Camino is Derek Calleros’ daily driver. Derek (@rejectedcoconut) has had the car for a few years, and tells us that it’s still a work in progress, but that it’s a great street car. He has already upgraded the suspension and done an engine swap, and there is more to come!
Johnny Thomasson cruised in with his 1973 Plymouth Duster. Johnny is currently working on the interior. This Duster has a 360 engine, and upgrades include a floor shifter, the custom side stripe, and bucket seats.
And last, but certainly not least, is Seth Thomas with his 1966 Ford Falcon. This beauty is the first car Seth ever bought. He was just fifteen years old. Back then it was a 6-cylinder, and once upon a time Seth upgraded it to a 302… but, now it’s got a 351 Windsor! Seth has also repainted the car silver, upgraded the rims and tires, added high performance cams, and the car has all aluminum components under the hood.
If you’re a car club member and you would like your club to enjoy a free day at a future Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show, please contact Adam by email or at (714) 538-7091.