Owner: Amanda Powell Ride: '91 Chevrolet Blazer Hometown: Lanesville, Indiana
Kicking guys' asses in the thrill of competition has always been Amanda Powell of Lanesville, Indiana's specialty. Back in the day, Amanda would drag-race and hand the guys their shorts every time. The jealousy didn't stop there, though. Amanda's daily driven '91 Blazer had its fair share of modifications, too. Guys could hardly believe that a girl owned this ride. Knowing Amanda and her competitive spirit, this still wasn't good enough.
In a series of events, Amanda's cousin bought her a roll pan for her daily driver. This would seem like a simple mod to most, but not the way Amanda looked at it. She kicked tail on the track and made men cook dinner and do the laundry for her before, so why not put their balls in her purse on the showfield, too?
With Amanda's mind made up, there's nothing in the world that would stop her. A trip to the local frame-draggers association consisting of Steve Broadus and Cool Cars was made to lay out the S-series on a sweet airbag suspension. Some chrome 18-inch Veloche jewelry was applied to the corners for decoration, and Sir Michaels products smooth out the rear.
To make sure the Testosterone Slayer doesn't go unnoticed, colors as bright as the sun were applied. Sikkens Sunburst Yellow and Hot Rod Orange make Amanda's ride bright enough to require SPF 50 when approaching. Aaron Glaser of Louisville, Kentucky, gets credit for laying down the paint and graphics we hope you can still see.
Amanda's competitive spirit is the same thing that drives mini-truckin' farther up the food chain. We applaud the ladies of mini-truckin' - we just wish they wouldn't have to beat us down to prove a point.
Wheels 18-inch Veloche Spikes on Continental 215/35ZR18s
Suspension/Chassis Belltech 2-1/2-inch drop spindles / Firestone 2,500-pound 'bags in front, 2,600-pound 'bags in back / 3/8-inch MAC valves / two 3-gallon air tanks / C-notch / two firestone air compressors / Cool Cars behind axle airbags brackets / chassis fully undercoated / all product from CCE Airsystems / suspension mods performed by Steve Broadus and Cool Cars
Body Modifications Sir Michaels roll pan / shaved door handles, antenna, taillights, tailgate, keyhole / frenched antenna in right rear window post / 60-inch Street Beat sliding ragtop / phantom billet grille / H-4 conversion headlights / APC mirrors / Sir Michaels flame cut taillights / bodywork by Mark Foley of Palmyra, Indiana, and Aaron Glaser of Louisville
Paint Full graphics based with Sikkens Hot Rod Orange and Sunburst Yellow / too many other colors to name / Paint by Aaron Glaser of Louisville
Interior Carriage Works steering wheel / cut-down Blazer buckets covered in tan tweed / dash wrapped in tan tweed / white face gauges / billet shifter / rear seat replaced with panel covered with sculpted graphics / tan-tweed flooring / tan-tweed headliner / custom console with sculpted graphics / all work performed by Ned Couch Jr. of Bullit County, Kentucky
Stereo Kenwood CD player / MTX 1000D amplifier / three 12-inch Pioneer IMPP subwoofers / Kenwood 4x6-inch coaxials in factory location / custom-made sub enclosure / all work by Ned Couch Jr.
Engine/Performance Chrome alternator / billet pulleys / billet air cleaner / chrome valve covers / Taylor plug wires / performed by Terry Powell Auto Center
Special Thanks Amanda's fianc Chris, Steve Broadus, Dad, family and friends, Big Dude, David Broadus