Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Cruiser of the Week: Heavy Chevy

  • Print

WHO says the Ford folks don't appreciate a sweet Chevrolet when they see one?

Betty Lannoo of the Fabulous 50's Ford Club of Manitoba presented Reinhard Wilzer with the Cruiser of the Week pick last Sunday at the Grant Park Pony Corral's Sunday night cruise. Wilzer's 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door post is without question one of the top cars in Winnipeg.

Wilzer, who owns Wilzer Sheet Metal and Heating, bought the car in North Carolina five years ago and spent countless hours and a pile of money transforming this car into one of Winnipeg's finest street machines.

Under the hood the car features a 572 cubic-inch Chevrolet crate motor loaded with go-fast goodies and enough chrome plating from the House of Silver to make a jeweller jealous. The motor is linked to a 5-speed manual transmission and makes a reported 677 horsepower. Other highlights include a full air ride suspension and Boyd Coddington wheels.

The car was expertly refinished in DuPont Hot Hues champagne fizz and ice green dream paint by the capable crew at Ground Up Restorations and the custom dyed leather interior was stitched to perfection by Otto's Custom Upholstery.

Wilzer is quick to thank his friends Adrian Vandergraff, Ron Baxter and Darryl Jackson for helping him build this bad boy.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 3, 2011 F8

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Winnipeg Jet goalie Michael Hutchinson

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A young gosling prepares to eat dandelions on King Edward St Thursday morning-See Bryksa 30 Day goose challenge- Day 17- bonus - May 24, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • Two baby tigers were unveiled at the Assiniboine Park Zoo this morning, October 3rd, 2011. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do you think food-security issues are an important topic to address during this mayoral campaign?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google