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CORVETTE “Z”

With Lambo Doors.

Takes High Speed

Cross Country Trip

“SOLOMON “ mach-1

40th Anniversary Edition.

West Bottoms Shoot

“kat killer “

challenger

2018 SEMA SHOWCAR

“the storm”

corvette

Grand Sport Edition.

Chateau Avalon Shoot

DAYTONA CHARGER

TRIBUTE SHOWCAR

SHOOT AT WYCO LAKE

COVERGIRL

JESSICA OYER


INTRODUCTION

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Welcome to the inaugural 1st Issue of EPM

Showcars Magazine!

My Partner Yvonne and I wanted to create

a publication that celebrates and showcases

the many beautiful, exotic and fast

autos as well as vintage and rare show

worthy vehicles from across America and

beyond.

We would like to thank all of the wonderful

car owners, models, advertisers,

sponsors and people that have been so

generous with their time and prize possessions

in helping us bring this publication to

life.

I would like to give a special thank you

to the following people without whom this

edition of Showcars magazine would not

have been possible. Car Owners: Melissa

Crabaugh (2017 Dodge Charger Daytona

RT). Mike Crabaugh ( 2012 Dodge Challenger

RT). Stewart Johnson (2018 Corvette

Grand Sport). Robert Rainey (2009

Corvette Z06). Johnny Smith (2004 Mustang

Mach 1). Car Models: Angie Calhoun,

Melissa Kane. Jonae’ Jarrett. Jessica

Oyer.

To my article writer Yvonne Young.

Your enthusiasm and attention to detail in

your articles and inventory comments are

informative and insightful which provides

vital elements to every story that was

shared. Thank you for your dedication and

hard work.

It is our sincere hope that you will enjoy

viewing and reading about these beautiful

vehicles as much as we did bringing them

together for you in this magazine.

Chief Editor

Editor

Creative Director

Photographer

Production Manager

Advertizing Manager

Layout Design

Article Writer

Research

ELTON HUGHES

YVONNE YOUNG

ELTON HUGHES

ELTON HUGHES

ELTON HUGHES

yVONNE yOUNG

Elton HUGHES

YVONNE YOUNG

YVONNE YOUNG

Questions and feedback:

Phone: 816-223-3250

Email: eltonphotomedia@yahoo.com

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The articles in this publication is for information purposes only.

EPM Showcars Magazine Inc. assumes no liability or responsibility

for any inaccurate, delayed or incomplete information, nor for

any actions taken in reliance therein. The information contained

about each individual, event or organization that has been provided

by any individual, event organizers or organization without

verification by us.

The opinion expressed in each article is the opinion of its author

and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of EPM Showcars

Magazine Inc. Therefore, EPM Showcars Magazine Inc. carries no

responsibility for the opinion expressed therein.

Any form of reproduction of any content on this publication without

the written permission of the publisher is strictly prohibited.

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CORVETTE “Z”

Talks about Mods, Customizations

and high speed road trip.

“SOLOMON MACH-1

West Bottoms Shoot and car purchase

inspiration.

FEATURED SHOWCARS

“KAT KILLER” CHALLENGER

“2018 SEMA Showcar” and multiple award

winner!

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DAYTONA CHARGER

WYCO Lake Shoot and Tribute

Showcar

“THE STORM” CORVETTE

Grand Sport Edition. Chateau Avalon

Shoot.

Elton Hughes.

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“Z”

Article By: Yvonne Young

Car Owner:Robert Rainy

Featured Model: Melissa Kane

2009 Corvette Z06

This photo shoot was done in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, near the corner of

Mulberry and Union at the graffiti wall. The West Bottoms is an Historic part of Kansas

City that comes alive the first Friday of every month. Art galleries, antique shops, restaurants

and also food trucks are available in the area. Sometimes there is even live

music.

Robert had been watching and looking at this specific Corvette for about 5 months at

a dealership in Raytown Missouri. He wasn’t sure if he wanted to purchase the Corvette,

until he traveled to Arkansas for his cousins funeral. He reflected on how his cousin was

only 6 months older than him. That’s when he realized that he wanted the Corvette. So

when he made it back to Kansas City Missouri he got some rest and woke up early the

next morning and went to the dealership at 7am. As he was waiting for the dealership

to open, the police stopped by and asked him what he was doing. He let them know he

was waiting for the dealership to open to buy that Corvette on the showroom floor for

$79,000. When he purchased his car it had 14 miles on it. The Model of this Corvette is

the Z06. This 2009 Corvette has its original motor. A 7.0-liter V8, 505 horsepower with

470 lbs of torque and a 6-speed manual transmission. His car goes 0-60 in 3.6 seconds

and has a top speed of 200 miles per hour. Robert calls his Corvette the “Z”.

Robert documented a legendary trip from Arkansas in December of 2018. He drove

from Little Rock Arkansas to Kansas City Missouri in 4 hours and 55 minutes, a distance

of 420 miles. He remembers hitting 160 mph a few times and he only filled up twice during

the whole trip. Robert has been showing his Corvette since he purchased it in 2009.

He has traveled to Arkansas several times for car shows. Robert won Best of Show in

Arkansas. He has won 14 Best of Show, also many other trophies and plaques at the car

shows he’s attended. He has also traveled to Memphis Tennessee for car shows. Two

years ago at the Memphis show he took 2nd place in the light show division. There were

1,000 cars in that show and he was the only one from Missouri to take home a trophy.

Robert said there hasn’t been a car light show that he has been in that he hasn’t placed.

He also stated he’s planning on going back to Memphis in April 2019. His car now has

40,000 miles on it. The furthest Robert has traveled for a car show has been 623 miles.

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Interview with Robert Rainy

Q: What gratification do you get showing

your car?

A: I enjoy showing everyone the pride that I

have of my car. This car is the best car that

I have ever owned. I have really enjoyed

the performance that the Corvette puts

out in horsepower and the ride.

Q: What got you into doing car shows?

A: My father and my Uncles always had

nice older cars that they took great

care of so, that inspired me to do the

same.

Q : How many car shows do you do per

year?

A: I do about 25 shows a year. Most of the

car shows that I do are local. I go to about

4 or 5 shows out of town.

Q: Are there certain car shows you go to

every year?

A: No not really.… I do try and make World

of Wheels every year. I'm really wanting to

make it to Biloxi Mississippi for the Cars on

the Coast car show. One of the largest car

shows. I also would like to be in SEMA in

Las Vegas.

Q: Do you have any other hobbies or

other things you enjoy doing?

A: I enjoy playing Pool. I also am a member

of Corvette Connect Club

of Kansas City.

Q: Do you have any other show cars?

A: Yes I have 1973 Stingray Corvette that I

am working on. I plan on finishing this

Corvette and entering it in car shows as

well.

Q: If money wasn't an object, which car

would you buy?

A: Lamborghini.

Q: What are your cars original Specs?

A: LS7. 7.0 liter V8, 6 speed manual

transmission, with 505 HP, 470 lbs of

torque. Car color was new for 2009 Cyber

Gray. Original interior was gray cloth, the

original rims are on the car.

Q: What mods have you done?

A: Rear wing, Snakeskin seats (custom),

2500 watt stereo system with

5 tv's and LED lighting, Lambo doors and

a lowering kit. The stereo system and tv's

were installed by H&H Auto in Overland

Park Kansas. The Lambo doors were installed

by One of a Kind on Truman Rd in

Kansas City.

Q: What mods do you want to do to your

car?

A: The only thing left is to put a wide body

kit on it.

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

A: I feel that going into a car show you

should make sure you have a clean car

and a good attitude. We always have a

great time and enjoy each others company,

sharing our stories and our love of our

cars! At 67 years young, it’s always nice to

have some excitement!

After Robert purchased his 2009

Corvette LS7 he felt that something

was missing on the car. It was about

6 months into him owning his Corvette

that he figured out what it was. He

realized that it needed a rear wing.

He had remembered that a company

was offering installation of a rear wing.

When he contacted the company, they

had discontinued installing rear wings.

So Robert went shopping on the internet

and found a 54 inch rear wing that he

wanted for $125. He had a little trouble

finding someone to install it. As you can

see he did find a place that would install

the rear wing. It was Mooneys Body

Shop in Grandview Missouri. The cost

of installation was $350. Now General

Motors production of the 2019 Corvette

LS7 comes with the rear wing.

Robert decided he wanted to upgrade

his stereo system and have LED

lighting installed and Oracle lighting.

He had a company install everything, it

was about a 6 month process. The LED

lights were giving him a few hiccups.

Robert found another company to work

on the lighting and correct any issues

and reinstall anything needed. Robert

had Oracle lights, multi colored headlight

rings and fog lamp rings installed.

A total of 22 feet of LED lights installed

as well. Along with a 2500 watt system

with 5 TV screens. All of this was

installed by H&H Auto in Overland Park

Kansas. Robert said that because he

has the LED lights, his car goes to the

shop often for repair. LED lighting is

very sensitive.

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General Motors wants the

world to know that the 2009

Corvette Z06 LS7 is one of the

fastest Corvettes they have

ever produced.

The engine is a 7.0 ltr V8, 427.

with 505 horsepower , 470 lbs

of torque. Original curb weight:

3160lbs and a 6 -speed manual

transmission. Titanium connecting

rods and intake valves.

Tires: 325/30ZR/19’s. Carbon

fiber floor boards and front

fenders. The aluminum structure

of this Corvette has also

carried over to the newer models

for the stance and stability

for hugging the curves of the

roads. Robert has dressed up

his engine bay with chrome fuse

box cover, along with chrome

caps for the water reservoir.

This Corvette came with

Sport bucket seats that were

gray perforated leather, lumbar

support and power. Robert

decided he wanted to change

the look and had custom

snakeskin seats done. A very

professional gentleman

did the conversion in 2 days. He

came to Roberts house,

took the seats out of the Corvette

and then brought them

back when done and reinstalled

them himself. Unfortunately

the gentleman who customized

Roberts seats has passed

away. His work will always be

remembered in the work of

Roberts Corvette and so many

others cars.

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Article By; Yvonne Young

Car Owner: Johnny Smith

Featured Model: Angie Calhoun

2004 Ford Mustang Mach1

This photoshoot started at Lewis and

Clark Park at Kaw Point in Kansas City.

We wanted to capture downtown Kansas

City and it’s beautiful surroundings. This is

where the Kansas River runs into the Missouri

River. Then we decided to move to

the West Bottoms once again to the Historical

area. The photoshoot started at EJ’s

Urban Eatery graffiti wall and then moved

to the graffiti wall in the alley at Wyoming

St and W 9th St. Johnny has always had

a love of cars. He was in the market shopping

for a economical and compact car at

the dealership.

SOLOMON

The salesman approached Johnny as

he was looking and Johnny informed him

of what he was wanting, so the salesman

said to him, “I think I might have

something you might want”. They walked

around the corner and Johnny saw this

2004 Mach1 coming off of the trailer.

Johnny was wowed over the sight of this

car, so he decided to take it for a test drive

and fell in love. After enjoying such an

exhilarating drive, Johnny decided he had

to have this car. When they arrived back

at the dealership there were 5 other buyers

interested in purchasing this car. This

Mach1 with a 5-speed manual transmission.

There were only 787 made in the

color Dark Shadow gray. Total Mach1’s

made in 2004 were approximately 5,000.

The name of Johnny’s car is “Solomon”.

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Interview with Johnny Smith

Q: What gratification do you get showing

your car?

A: I enjoy hearing from people how much

they like the appearance of my car and

how it sounds. I also enjoy how it is such a

close community of friends. They are like

family and are always ready to be there for

you to give advice, as well as to help out

when needed.

Q: What got you into doing car shows?

A: I got into doing shows because a few

of my friends were doing the car shows. I

enjoy hanging out with them and learning

about their cars. I have always had a love

for cars.

Q: How many cars shows do you do per

year?

A: I do about 10 car shows a year locally.

I also do multiple car cruises throughout

the year. I have been showing my car for

about 10 years.

Q: Are there any certain car shows you do

every year?

A: I show my car at World of Wheels,

Greater Mustang of Kansas CIty in Olathe

Kansas and Street Car takeover usually at

Ameristar, but in 2019 it is at Arrowhead

Stadium.

Q: Do you have any other hobbies or other

things you enjoy doing?

A: I like fishing and bowling.

A: No

Q: If money wasn't an object, which car

would you buy?

A: I would love to buy a Bugatti.

Q: What are your cars original specs?

A: Car color Dark Shadow Gray, black

leather interior, 4.6 ltr V-8 engine, 16 valve,

5-speed manual transmission, 305 horsepower

and 320 lbs of torque. My Mach1 is

rear wheel drive. The weight is 3,254 lbs.

Q: What mods have you done?

A: Kooks long tube headers with catted

x-pipes, Borla stinger s-type cat back exhaust,

JLT performance next gen Ram Air

Intake, Billet Pistol Grip shift handle, Max

front and rear premium slotted and drilled

rotors and ceramic pad combo kit, Exedy

stage 2 clutch with lightweight flywheel,

carbon fiber wrapped hood, 20’s offset

Rovos Durban rims - 8.5 inch front -

245/35/20 and 10 inch rear - 305/35/20.

Q: What mods do you want to do?

A: I want to change out my hood and

change the rims.

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

A: I would like to give a shout out to TASO

Performance for the headers, x-pipes and

flywheel. Also LSXkilr Custom Calibrations

in Bonner Springs Kansas. I have won 1st

Place in my class at the World of Wheels

show in 2015 and 2016.

Q: Do you have any other show cars?

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2004 Ford Mach1 Mustang

produces about 305

horsepower, 4.6 ltr V8

Engine and 320 lbs of

torque. This Mach1 Mustangs

curb weight is 3,469

lbs. With its 5-speed manual

transmission it does 0

to 60 in about 5 seconds

with a top speed of about

156 miles per hour.

Mach1 History:

First Gen: 2.1 L Engine

1969 & 1970

Second Gen: 3.1 L Engine

1970-1973

Third Gen: 2.8 L Engine

1974-1978

Fourth Gen: 4.6 L Engine

2003 & 2004

Johnny’s Mach1’s original

rims were aluminum alloy,

he purchased OEM 5 star

chrome rims. He also

purchased custom caliper

covers from American Muscle

and installed them himself.

His interior is the classic

black leather with black

leather trim, with a light gray

solid stripe. The Door trim

package is all black leather.

The floor mats and the trunk

mat are custom with Mach1

on them in gold Color. He

also changed out his shifter

to the Billet pistol grip shifter

handle, from American

Muscle.

He also had installed a new

Mach1 stereo system with

a JBC 22 watt 4 channel, 2

amps and Mach1 speakers.

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KAT KILLER

Article By: Yvonne Young

Car Owner: Mike Crabaugh

Featured Model: Jessica Oyer

2012 Dodge Challenger R/T

This photo shoot was done at Wyandotte County Lake and Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

This Lake and Park provides 1500 acres of wooded area, a 400 acre lake with marina

and many other amenities.

Mike and Melissa Crabaugh are the proud owners of this 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T.

This Challenger is Mike’s car. Melissa’s 2017 Dodge Daytona Charger R/T is the next featured

car. Mike was a previous owner of a red Corvette, but when his first grandchild

was born, he wanted her (Samantha) to be able to ride with her Pa Pa. So that’s when

he decided to trade his Corvette in on his 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T. The Challenger R/T

comes with the 5.7 ltr HEMI engine that produces 375 horsepower and 410 lbs of torque.

The Challenger R/T is known to do 0-60 in about 5 seconds. Mike has done alot of modifications

to his Challenger but has not yet been able to take it to the track to get the

numbers for the performance mods that he has done. He is hoping to get at least high

8’s in a quarter mile. The new weight of the Challenger is about 3,900 lbs. Mike has been

showing his car since he got it in 2013. His Challenger has earned and received throphy’s

ever since he started showing it. His car has earned 4 Best of Show and 2 trophy’s for

top 100 cars shown in a show of over 2,000 cars. Showing cars have been a family affair

ever since. Mike, Melissa and their son Nicholas went to the car shows together. Nicholas

was their sidekick! Nicholas would help them for hours at a time getting their cars

ready for the shows. He made sure that he was able to go to Branson and Texas for the

car shows. He made sure he was there no matter what! Nicholas never got a chance to

do his own car, he always helped them with theirs. Unfortunately they lost their son in

Aug of 2017, in a tragic car accident. Since then, they have dedicated part of their cars to

the Memory of their son. One dream Mike and Nicholas had from doing the car shows,

was to one day be in the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. That dream came true in

October of 2018, when they received a call to go to SEMA 7 days after their photo shoot

with us. They had only 2 days to get ready for the show and get there. They made it to

the show which made their dream come true for Mike, his wife (Melissa) and the memory

of their son. Thank you to Oracle Lighting and SEMA.


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Interview with Mike Crabaugh

Q: What gratification do you get showing

your car?

A: Pride, satisfaction of being part of a

family and community of all kinds of people

that enjoy and have the same love for

cars as I do.

Q: What got you into doing car shows?

A: The love of cars! I’ve always liked fast

cars. Before this Challenger I owned a Red

Corvette.

Q: How many car shows do you do per

year?

A: I do about 20 car shows a year. I do

about five or six large shows a year and

about 15 smaller shows. Most of the shows

are local. The furthest we have traveled to

a car show has been to SEMA in Las Vegas.

Q: Are there certain car shows you go to

every year?

A: Yes, We have traveled out of state for

the larger car shows. We are Mopar in

Dallas Fort/Worth, Texas…Mopar Mania in

Little Rock, Ark.. Mopars in Branson, Missouri.

Q: If money wasn't an object which car

would you buy?

A: Mine! Don’t want any other car. I am

very happy with my Challenger. I still have

a few more things I’d like to do to it, to

make it even more mine.

Q: What are your cars original specs?

A: 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T, 5.7 ltr

V-8, 375 hp, 410 lb-ft torque and 6 speed

manual transmission. My Challenger goes

from 0-60 in 5 seconds and it has a limited

slip rear end.

Q: What mods have you done?

A: 422 stroker, F1R Procharger, methanol

injection, G-force 9-inch rear end, coil over

suspension, roll cage, parachute, 5 point

harnesses, drag wing, 15” brake conversion,

Big gas block, Aluminum heads, Oracle

lights and Custom Airbrushed Memorial

for their son under the hood, This is the

same emblem that is embroidered into the

head rests in the interior of the car.

Q: What mods do you want to do?

A: I’d still like to tub out the rear end, add

wheely bars and make it faster!

Q: Do you have any other hobbies or

other things you enjoy doing?

A: Our Grandkids. We modify their power

wheels for car shows and they participate

with us. We also own a company. The

name of it is Nick’s Kansas City Edition.

Q: Do you have any other show cars?

A: Yes...We have Melissa’s car, our deceased

son Nick’s car and the grandkids

power wheels.

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

A: I would like to do a shout out to the

companies that installed the mods and

helped modify my Challenger. Chris Bailey-Bailey’s

HyPerformance in Fort Worth,

Texas, Wicked Arrow and Oracle Lighting.

Of coarse I’d like to say a big thank you to

my wife Melissa Crabaugh.

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Dodge Challenger’s original

5.7 ltr HEMI V8 engine produced

375 horsepower and

410 lbs of torque with its sixspeed

manual transmission.

5.7 ltr engine, can do 0-60 in

about 5 seconds. Approximate

weight with its originals

specifications is 4082 lbs.

Engine has been modified to

a 422 Stroker Big block with a

F1R Procharger, methanol injection

and aluminum heads.

They expect his Challenger

will get in the high 8’s in the

quarter mile. Mike has yet

to run his car on the track.

The curb weight is approximately

3900 lbs. The purpose

of the strut bar in the engine

bay is for better handling of

his challenger.

Dodge Challengers interior

specs are Nappa leather on

the doors and racing seats

which have a lumbar adjustment.

Mike has added some

red trim pieces to the doors

and red to the control knobs

on the dash board, along with

the R/T plates on the doors as

well. Mike has had his sons

Guardian emblem embroidered

in his headrests. Custom

trunk pieces of the R/T

and the Kansas City Mopars

trunk covers were done by

Al Stone of Kansas City.

The custom roll cage, racing

wing and installation of the

parachute were installed by

Spencer at Dash Built in Fort

Worth, Texas. Mike custom

finished his engine bay with

pieces from American Car

Craft.

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daytona charger

Article By: Yvonne Young

Car Owner: Melissa Crabaugh

Featured Model: Jessica Oyer

2017 Dodge Daytona Charger R/T

This photo shoot was also done at Wyandotte Lake and Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

The backdrop of all of the trees and the Lake is such a Beautiful place to do a photoshoot.

So many natural surroundings that Mother Nature has given us to enjoy.

Melissa and Mike Crabaugh are the proud owners of this 2017 Dodge Daytona Charger

R/T. This is the second generation of the modern Charger which arrived in 2010,

five years after Chrysler had revived the four door sedan. The 6.4 HEMI engine with

485 horsepower and 475 lbs of torque. The Dodge Daytona Charger R/T can go 0-60

in about 4.8 seconds . The car weighs in at about 4287 lbs, it did a quarter mile pass

in about 13.7 seconds at 105 mph. They both share the love for cars and being in car

shows together with family and friends. Melissa’s husband Mike has had his Challenger

for a few years before he came up with the idea of getting her a Charger. She was all

for it because of her love for doing shows with Mike. Sure it would be double the work,

but so rewarding in the long run. The family time they spend together and the memories

from doing the car shows will last a life time. Melissa and Mike (as he stated in his

interview), have also modified their grandkids power wheels cars so that they can be in

the car shows with them. Their power wheels are a Dodge Charger and Ram Truck. Their

grand daughters Dodge Charger powerwheel, beat Melissa’s Charger in a car show

and her grand daughter loved it! Melissa’s car is also dedicated to the memory of their

son Nicholas, who they lost in a tragic car accident in August of 2017. Their son was in

the United States Army National Guard. So Melissa decided to have the flag put on the

roof of her car in dedication to him. The flag was done by KC Tint Works. She also had

a wind restrictor made for her car rear window in dedication to their son as well. This

was done by King Penn Industry Inc Wind Restrictor. Melissa and Mike were and are

so very proud of their son Nicholas Crabaugh for his dedication in serving Our Country.

Through that dedication, they are also supporters and volunteer with and for Veterans

Community Project, to give back and help support our Veterans. They have also set up

a non-profit organization called “Nick’s Cars and Bikes for Stars and Stripes”. Melissa

and Mike are also members of the Kansas City Mopar Club. She has also won a Best of

Show trophy and has received many others.

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Interview with Melissa Crabaugh

Q: What gratification do you get showing

your car?

A: Honestly, Men treat you as an equal

and you get the respect from others, on

how you present your car and how you

talk about your car. Then there is this

community of all of these people who embrace

each other, enjoy and love their cars

as much as we do. It is so amazing the

support that we have gotten from others

that show their cars. When our son Nick

passed away, they were there for us helping

us through the roughest time in our

lives.

Q: What got you into doing car shows?

A: My husband Mike got me into doing

car shows. He knew it would be a way for

us to have more family time together.

Q: How many car shows do you do per

year?

A: I do about 20 a year, five or six big

ones and about 15 or 16 small ones. Alot

of our shows are local, but we travel to

different states for certain car shows. The

furthest car show we’ve traveled to has

been SEMA in Las Vegas.

about family. Our grandkids really enjoy

going to the car shows with us and also

competing in the shows as well. We also

have our Company “Nick’s Kansas City

Edition”. We install custom led lighting on

cars.

Q: Do you have any other show cars?

A: Yes.. Mike’s Challenger, my sons car

and our grandkids powerwheels.

Q: If money wasn't an object, which car

would you buy?

A: MINE! I am very happy with my Daytona

Charger R/T. I wouldnt change anything.

Q: What are your original car specs?

A: 6.4 HEMI Engine, 485 horsepower, 475

lbs of torque, 8-speed heavy duty transmission,

230mm limited-slip rear axle and

directed cold air induction.

Q: What mods have you done?

A: Magnuson Supercharger, Corsa Exhaust,

Tv monitor, 22” Niche Wheels, Custom

Trunk, stereo system, LED lighting

and stainless steel trim under the hood.

Q: Are there any certain car shows you

go to every year?

A: Yes, We enjoy traveling to the car

shows to see and spend time with our

friends and extended family. The shows

we attend are, We are Mopar in Dallas/

Fort Worth Tx, Mopar Mania in Little Rock

Ark and Mopars in Branson, Mo.

Q: What mods do you want to do?

A: None...I love how my car is now!

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

A: I’d like to give a shout out to, Bailey’s

Hyperformance in Dallas/Fort Worth Tx,

Magnuson Supercharger, Oracle Lighting

and of course my husband Mike Crabaugh.

Q: Do you have any other hobbies or

other things you enjoy doing?

A: Yes..As I’ve said a few times, it is alot

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2017 Dodge Daytona Charger

is actually a Charger R/T with

special editon add-ons. Known

as the Customer Preferred

Package 29s. Most prominent

is a black spoiler and a

wide, matte-black stripe that

stretches across the decklid

and wraps down onto the rear

quarter-panels. The 6.4 HEMI

with a Magnuson procharger

and a Heavy Duty transmission.

Melissa wanted to dress

her Engine up and cover up

some of those ugly parts. She

contacted American Car Craft

for these custom pieces. Her

husband Mike installed the fuse

box cover and the other engine

bay pieces.

The “In Loving Memory”

graphic on the back window,

Melissa and her husband Mike

made it and put the graphic on

the window.

Dodge Daytona R/T is stocked

with race inspired details and

retro-cued soft-touch surfaces.

The thick rim three-spoke Sport

steering wheel provides comfort

grip and is heated for even

more comfort. Seating is covered

with Premium Alcantara

Suede and Nappa Leather.

Daytona stitching in gold on

the head rests and floor mats.

Front seats have powered

lumbar adjustment and are

heated and cooled with dualzone

temperature control with

heated rear seats. Door panels

are suede and leather too.

Melissa added her own touch

to the interior by trimming it in

red herself. The Daytona has a

unique trim around the gauge

clusters and the gear shifter,

metal- trimmed pedals and

illuminated cupholders.

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Melissa and her husband

Mike wanted to keep their son

Nick’s memory alive in both of

their cars.

The beautiful craftsmanship

that has gone into these

custom pieces made for her

Charger are unreal!

Melissa’s 2017 Daytona R/T’s

trunk with the flag and TV was

customized and done by Al

Stone from Kansas City,MO.

The graphic of the flag on the

roof and the hood were done

by KC Tint Works. In the

back window of her Daytona,

Melissa had installed a wind

restrictor. This wind restrictor

was made by King Penn Industry

Inc Wind Restrictor, it says

GUARDIAN in the memory of

their son Nick Crabaugh.

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THE STORM

Article By: Yvonne Young

Car Owner: Stewart Johnson

Featured Model: Jonae' Jarrett

2018 Corvette Grand Sport with 2LT Package

This photo shoot was done by the fountain at Chateau Avalon in Kansas City, Kansas

next to Kansas Speedway. This is an award winning, 61 room, french style hotel has all

of the amenities you will need. As we arrived early morning to do the photo shoot, we

saw that the fountain wasn’t on. There was a maintenance worker outside the Chateau.

We spoke to him about the hotel and then informed him we were wanting to do a photo

shoot by the fountain. He politely turned the fountain on for us to do the photo shoot.

Stewart previously owned a 2009 Corvette and then heard of the Corvette coming

out with a Grand Sport option in 2010. He quickly realized that he wanted the Grand

Sport model and decided to trade his 2009 in on a 2010 Corvette. He showed that

model year for 8 years and decided to upgrade to a 2018 Corvette Grand Sport with 2LT

package.

Stewart said that when he purchased his 2018 Corvette, it was ordered from Atlantic

City, New Jersey. At that time he had plans on entering his 2010 Corvette into the

World of Wheels car show in Feb 2018 while at the same time he had the Corvette up

for sale. The first gentleman that showed interest in the 2010 Corvette ended up flying

in and purchasing it the night before the World of Wheels car show. While at the same

time he was waiting for the delivery of the 2018 Corvette that he had ordered. He was

worried at that he wouldn’t have a car to show at the World of Wheels. Luckily the night

before the car show, his 2018 Corvette was delivered at 11:35pm. He registered his 2018

car at 9am the next day at the World of Wheels show. The Corvette ended up winning

1st place in the division. His Corvettes name is “Storm”!

The Corvette is a sleek and sophisticated top gear luxury car. With 460 horsepower

and a stance low to the ground, how could you not turn your head and look at the Corvette?

A lot of people dream of owning one of these powerful cars.

Just taking it for a spin would be an experience. With its aerodynamics as well as the

car also being so close to the road, hugging the curves and hills would definitely

give you the feeling of control and power!


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Interview with Stewart Johnson

Q: What gratification do you get showing

your car?

A: Im a car guy, I take pride in how my car

looks and how it’s presented. I also appreciate

the input from other car guys, gals

and vendors on their ideas for things to do

modifying or upgrading our cars.

Q: What got you into doing car shows?

A: I’ve always been into cars so doing this

is a good outlet. I have always liked cars

with V8’s.

Q: How many car shows do you do per

year?

A: On average I do about 6 to 10 car

shows a year, maybe more.

Q: Are there certain car shows you go to

every year?

A: Yes...Worlds of Wheels, St Louis, Arkansas,

Memphis and Effingham Illinois.

Q: Do you have any other hobbies or

things you enjoy doing?

A : I am the Vice President of a club called

Corvette Connected of Kansas City.

We have a facebook page and our group

is over 1,000 members strong. Our members

help each other and non members

resolve issues with our vehicles, recalls,

modification suggestions and much more.

I am also an electrician by trade and also

flip houses.

Q: Do you have any other show cars?

A: No, I do own a 2015 F150 with a V8 of

course.

Q: If money was not an object, which car

would you buy?

A: Corvette ZR1 or Mercedes 63

Q: What are your car specs?

A: 2018 Corvette Grand Sport plus 2LT

package, 6.2 LS3 motor, 0-60 in 3.5 secs

460 hp, top speed about 200 mph, kalahari

desert brown seats, cars color is

watkins glen gray, yellow calipers, polished

aluminum wheels, mesh grill, front

fender vents and wide fenders. Front tires

are 19” and rear are 20” wrapped in Michelin

Pilot Super Sport ZP 285/30-19 front

and 325/25-20 rear summer-only tires. The

cars stereo system is a Bose premium 10

speaker audio system.

Q: What mods have you done?

A: I have done a clear trans top, which is

a removable roof, Corvette decal. Engine

bay dress up of the lids to reservour and

other lids in the engine bay.

Q: What mods do you want to do to your

car?

A: I want to upgrade the wheels, K&N

breather, air brushing under the hood of a

storm..the name of the car is “Storm”.

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

A: Yes. I feel you have to enjoy yourself

and treat yourself. You can’t take it with

you! I believe that when your are in a car

show, they expect for your car to be 100%

clean, door jams, undercarriage, fender

wells, everything has to be clean clean.

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2018 Corvette Grand Sport

engine is a 6.2 ltr V-8 with

460 horsepower and 465

lbs of torque. The 8 speed

automatic transmission

has a top speed of

200 miles per hour. The

Grand Sport Corvette can

do 0-60 in 3.5 seconds.

Thanks to it’s tires for the

extra grip. With a wheel

base at 106.7 inches and

overall length of 177.9 inches

and it’s curb weight is

3428 lbs. Corvette Grand

Sport has the Z06-style

rear spoiler that provides

downforce to keep it

planted to the track. Z06-

style grill with the Grand

Sport badge and front

fender vents. Large standard

Bremo two piece steel

rotors with custom marked

yellow Corvette calipers.

Standard GT bucket seats

provide excellent support.

Seats are done in Kalahari

Desert Brown leather with

hand stitching throughout

the interior. Seats are heated

and cooled with lumbar

support and dual zone

climate control for added

comfort. The driver oriented

steering wheel with the

flat bottom in black leather

and is also heated.

2018 Corvette comes with

turn dial traction control.

This allows 5 distinct driver

modes that electronically

calibrates up to 12-performance

variables. This allows

you to customize your

Grand Sport for any road.

Modes include Weather,

Eco, Tour, Sport and Track.

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EVENTS 2019

K.C. WORLD OF WHEELS

Feb 22-24: Bartle Covention Center, Kansas City, MO 64105

autorama.com

K.C. AUTO SHOW

Mar 6-10: Bartle Covention Center, Kansas City, MO 64105

kcautoshow.com

K.C. CARS & COFFEE KICK OFF

Mar 30: Heartland Community Church, 12175 Strangline Rd.

Olathe, KS 66062 7AM-9AM

K.C. STREETCAR TAKEOVER

Apr 6: Truman Sports Complex, Kansas City, MO

AUTISM AWARENESS CAR SHOW

Apr 27: Sonic Drive-In Olathe, KS 2PM-9PM

Contact Glen Dix at 913-744-8812 for details.

KCRAZY SPRING OPENER MEET

May 11: Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park. 5PM-8PM

Portion of entry fee goes to KC Pet Project.

STAR & PERFORMANCE PARTS CAR SHOW

May 18: 12051 Bass Pro Dr. Olathe, KS 66061 10AM-3PM

RSVP: Nathan at Nathan@starperf.com

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