A Banks 1150 HP Twin-Turbo system was selected to grace the underhood of Dwayne Peace’s award winning 1955 Ford Thunderbird, designed by his son Jonathan Peace, a student at Art Center in Pasadena CA. In addition to the many National Street Rod Association and Good Guys awards presented during this year’s show circuit, their most notable include the coveted Ridler Award from the Detroit Autorama, the Legends Cup presented at the Chicago Autorama and most recently, Good Guys’ Custom Rod of the Year.
Gale took a moment to get a photo with Matt and Jonathan Peace at SEMA. They built the ’55 Ford Thunderbird powered by an 1,150-hp twin-turbocharged Gale Banks Engineering 6.0-liter V8 that keeps winning awards.
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A Banks 1150 HP Twin-Turbo system was selected to grace the underhood of Dwayne Peace’s award winning 1955 Ford Thunderbird.
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The most prestigious prize in the auto show world is the Ridler Award, and a car with a Banks twin-turbo engine just won it.
Dwayne Peace, his family and his 1955 Ford Thunderbird took hot-rodding’s top prize at the Detroit Autorama on Sunday: the 49th Don Ridler Memorial Award.
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