For auto enthusiasts of any kind, a car is far more than transportation from A to B. Ranging from daily driver to well-pampered pride and joy, this is not just a vehicle. It’s a lifestyle. Considering how much time and effort you have put into making your ride truly yours, why use anything but the best protection for its fit and finish?
For a car cover that keeps the elements out no matter the climate, turn to the pros at Covercraft. Feel like winning your own? Motorz and Covercraft have teamed up to bring you the Ridez contest. Submit a few photos of your ride on the Ridez page and each month we’ll pick a winner. You could be featured on Motorz and take home your own Covercraft car cover!
This month’s winning ride truly demonstrates what a labor of love is. Bruce Cole’s 1969 Mercury Cyclone 428 CJ ran into disuse in the early ’90s and spent two decades sitting under an inferior car cover. Not surprisingly, what resulted barely resembled a car let along a legendary Mercury. Since the car was primarily made of rust after twenty-years, an incredibly time intensive restoration was started. New brakes and exhaust were installed and the Holley 785 double pump carburetor was rebuilt. That’s the very, very tip of the iceberg. The sheer number of internals that had to be replaced could out-list entire parts catalogs.
On the outside, the body was blasted down, stripped, taken nearly down to the frame and then repainted. The bumpers were re-chromed along with beautifully restored factory wheels. New graphics on-par with the original car were added and the interior was completely restored. Performance wise, forget a hurricane, nothing will rock you like this Cyclone. With a 428 CobraJet rumbling under the hood, a C-6 transmission and 390:1 positrack rear end, this is a force to be reckoned with. Needless to say, this Mercury is now better than original condition.