The gearheads at Year One and TV personality, Bill Goldberg, join forces to build an all-out street-legal tribute to NASCAR’s heyday.
I first saw this project take shape over a year ago when an ordinary 1970 Plymouth Road Runner shell was rolled into Year One’s Braselton, Georgia, shop. In the intervening months, Phil Brewer and the rest of the Year One crew has transformed the Road Runner into a real stunner. Pushing that transformation is well-known TV gearhead, Bill Goldberg. The premise is to build a NASCAR-inspired Superbird that combines modern racing technology with classic period-correct looks. To that end, a 358-ci Dodge NASCAR engine was donated by Evernham Racing, and dropped into a state-of-the-art chassis.
The plan is for Bill Goldberg to race the Superbird in the Silver State Classic (or some other high-speed open road event), and put some legitimate 200-mph bug splatters on the nosecone and windshield. With 800 hp under the bonnet and slippery aerodynamics to aid it, that goal could be a reality. When the wild ride is through, the Superbird will be auctioned off for charity at the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ.
We plan on bringing you the exclusive feature in the May 2009 issue of PHR, so stay tuned!