Pure Vision isn’t building anything for SEMA this year, but our man Steve Strope got involved with SEMA Garage, Shell, and actor Sung Kang to teach and inspire three SEMA scholarship recipients in the building of this Ford Maverick which will be debuting at the SEMA Show 2016!
We were honored to have the Corvette that we customized for Joe Rogan featured on Jay Leno’s Garage, but when the production team called to ask if they could feature our “Black Ops” 1967 Fairlane we were ecstatic! Here’s how it went down……
Our website has been fully scanned and verified as safe again so the store has been made available once more. We have also updated the pictures in a number of the project galleries as well as added a couple of the latest projects going on in the shop. Small changes will be constantly happening on our official web page, but if you want to really be in the loop, make sure you subscribe to our official Facebook or Twitter feeds (they are the same) and/or find our man Pete on Instagram under PureVisionPete.
For those of you who are looking to buy T-Shirts or anything else off of our online store, we’ve temporarily disabled it from our website for your protection. It appears that our website has been hacked. We aren’t sure what has or hasn’t been compromised, but we’ve taken the store down so that your credit card info can’t be taken. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience.
Our head man Steve Strope finally got the motivation he needed to get a little work in on his personal 1967 Buick funny car project. We’re keeping this secret in all our social media, but since you cared enough to make it this far, here’s the scoop…… If you are heading to this year’s SEMA Show, you’ll be able to see the Buick as a bare metal roller at the Dynamat booth in the main hall. For those of you who can’t find a way into the show, we’ll have it out again at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pamona this coming January! If you see anybody standing around in a Pure Vision shirt, feel free to stop us and say hi.
We took our 1967 “Black-Ops” Ford Fairlane to Hot August Nights and were honored to be included as a finalist in the Barrett-Jackson Cup! Of the thousands of beautiful cars on hand in Reno/Sparks, only about 400 entrants dared register to compete for the second annual Barrett-Jackson cup. We were selected for the “Top 25” and invited into the auction hall on Saturday where the “Reno 5” were chosen and the winners announced live during the auction! We did not make it into the “Reno 5” and that’s fine with us. Just being in the “Top 25” is a huge honor because we’ve never built cars to win car shows, we try to build really cool usable rides that just happen to also win awards.
With a one-off hand built intake that’s designed for looks instead of performance, there was a lot of work to be done by the crew over at Ed Pink Racing Engines to get our all aluminum Cammer engine dialed in and running smooth. Unfortunately, work load and show schedules rarely line up and the guys over there have been really patient with us having to pull the engine in and out between shows for them to get it done. They are finally happy with how its working and gave us the completed engine last Wednesday! Just in the nick of time for us to thrash through the most humid week of the year thus far so we could send a fully functional 1967 Ford Fairlane up to the Hot August Nights show in Reno. Steve arrived with the car last night and we’re hoping to be in contention for the Barrett-Jackson Cup. More news as that unfolds!