In Photos: The Best of The Garage

Here’s a look back at some of our favorite photos of 2019 from RCN's Feature Car segment
Posted December 16, 2019

Winter: “Racy Story,” A personal expose revealing the birth of the wide-body Beck 904 GTS by Special Edition

The custom-built Fuchs RSR wheels on this Beck 904 were made with BBS halves.

Beck 904 B91

Winter:

“Profiling the Coupe,” Crafting a tool-room copy of Carroll Shelby’s CSX2300 Daytona Cobra Coupe

This exacting replica of CSX2300 was crafted using a hand-formed aluminum body and the most accurate mechanical components and new-old-stock items available.

Daytona Coupe B40

Winter: “The Spitfirrari,” Marriage Italian-style, between a Brit and a barchetta

Shades of an early, lithe AC Ace and Cobra? You’d be correct, as this Triumph-based build resembles Ferrari’s 1949 barchetta, bodied by Touring.

Selway Roadster C30

Spring: “Artistic Pursuit,” Aesthetic mastery gives rise to a fine-tuned ’33 hot rod

The owner of this FFR ’33 Hot Rod modified and enhanced the fiberglass bodywork extensively, before the tri-color paint scheme was applied to the ultra-smooth panels.

Ffr ’33 Hot Rod C23

Summer: “The Real Deal,” Building a ’63 Grand Sport that’s just as loud, raw and terrifying as the original

Note the copper strips on the fiberglass roof for grounding the CB radio.

Grand Sport 4 C1

Summer:

“Once and Future King,” A throwback MkI GT40 modernized with the latest twin-turbo EcoBoost engine

Staggered 18- and 19-inch HRE wheels make a dramatic statement on the Superformance Future GT Forty.

Future Gt Forty A18

Summer: “Faster Fastback,” Streamlining a 289 FIA Cobra roadster with a Le Mans hardtop

The noise level in the cockpit can’t be ignored, as the aluminum skin is not well insulated. But it also recreates the feel of the original, with palpable sensations of sound and vibration.

Hardtop Cobra D13

Autumn: “To Mirror a Maserati,” Building an unobtainable Italian berlinetta from scratch

Unlike the light blue of the original Maserati that it’s fashioned after, Dom B.’s car is finished in a satin silver-gray.

Maserati A6 Replica C17

Autumn:

“Elemental Appeal,” Reinventing a one-off ’50s sports special with contemporary LS power

Suspension on the Troy Indy Special consists of Corvette uprights with custom nickel-plated suspension arms. The inboard suspension utilizes QA1 coilovers.

Troy Indy Special F56

Autumn: “Totally Flipped Out,” The enduring reaction to an ambitious flip-top Factory Five Cobra build

Kevin Beamon’s tilting-front Cobra is one of just three like it in the world.

Fliptop Cobra B8

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