Now THIS is what we call an awesome car. This beautiful propane-powered 1970 Chevelle, affectionately named ProPane, will be loaded up in the Mothers Big Rig this year and hauled all over the country (see schedule below) – even attending Hot Rod Power Tour, Barrett-Jackson auctions, and racing events and car shows.
With a General Motors LSX 454 cubic-inch crate engine paired with a Magnuson supercharger hidden under the hood, ProPane delivers a jaw-dropping 925 horses and 954.8 lb-ft of torque to the custom wheels through a G-Force T-56 6-speed custom transmission. What with the Magnaflow custom headers by Richard Waits, Magnaflow exhaust, Mattson intercooler, and much more, it’s no wonder the Chevelle is so powerful.
That being said, a powerful engine requires a strong chassis and Obrothers Design was on the case. It is equipped with custom billet control arms from Obrothers, and an integrated 10-point roll cage, while stopping power is supplied by Baer Brakes 6-piston monoblock calipers.
The upholstery is custom by Griffin Interiors, and the dash features Redline and Auto Meter Phantom Series gauges. Meanwhile, the exterior has been overhauled and custom painted by Chris Guinn and Spade Brothers, along with Artistic Plating.
The awesome tow vehicle is a Peterbilt Model 387 with a Cummins ISX diesel under the hood, pulling a 53-foot Featherlite trailer filled with all things awesome, including a complete media center and lounge equipped with satellite TV and a comprehensive Sony audio and video system with Kicker speakers. In addition to the precious cargo that is ProPane, the truck is capable of hauling three additional vehicles.
2014 Mothers Big Rig Schedule
Date Event Name Event Location Website
Mar 8-10 Goodguys Spring Nationals Westworld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ www.good-guys.com
Mar 15-16 Autogeek Detail Fest & Car Show Autogeek Headquarters, Stuart, FL ** www.autogeek.net
Apr 11-13 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach, FL www.barrett-jackson.com
Apr 11-13 Grand Prix of Long Beach Downtown, Long Beach, CA* www.gplb.com
May 2-4 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas, CA* www.mazdaraceway.com
May 31 Rods, Customs and Rats in the Park Central Park, Huntington Beach, CA** www.hbconcours.org
Jun 1 Huntington Beach Concours d'Elegance Central Park, Huntington Beach, CA** www.hbconcours.org
Jun 7-13 Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour - Cruise Nights Sat - zMAX Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
Sun - Chillhowee Park, Knoxville, TN
Mon - Downtown, Charleston, WV
Tue - Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, OH
Wed - Lake County Fairgroudns, Crown Point, IN
Thu - The Isle Casino, Bettendorf, IA
Fri - Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Jul 31 -Aug 2 Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, NV www.barrett-jackson.com
Aug 14-17 Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas, CA* www.mazdaraceway.com
Sep 25-27 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV www.barrett-jackson.com
Nov 4-7 SEMA Show (Trade Only) Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV www.semashow.com
Nov 19-23 SKUSA SuperNationals Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV www.superkartsusa.com
*Indicates appearance of the Mothers Motorsports Rig
** Indicates Mothers Exhibit Booth