It was the London Cobra Show in 2013 when J. Bullock of Ind. approached Travis Roth and Dana Dankert of Shell Valley Classic Wheels, Inc. and purchased a Cobra replica on display. Bullock purchased Kit "C" The Complete with a few extra add ons and work already done. The car was later delivered to Indiana on the way back to Nebraska from London, Ohio.
"The timing was just right-- Mostly it was Dana's reputation on the web from many posts I had read," Bullock explains his decision to choose a Shell Valley replica. He continues to express the importance in getting his stepson interested in other things besides video games. "I am pretty sure he think it's his car," Bullock mentions.
Bullock and his stepson joined the 20th Annual Hot Rod Power Tour making seven stops on the journey from Charlotte, N.C. to the final leg in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. The tour took place June 7-14, 2014; his Cobra replica featured SVC meatballs on the doors and hood. "Cars were everywhere...all kinds, all colors-- it was a car guy's dream," Bullock says. The Hot Rot Power Tour had record setting numbers with a car count of over 3,000 each stop and an estimated 100,500 spectators throughout the entire journey. Bullock's total mileage for the trip was 2950. "The car did great and was unexpectedly comfortable."
Upon returning from the Hot Rod Power Tour, Bullock began the process of cleaning the car to take to the 2014 London Cobra Show, back to where it all began on year prior. Bullock's Generation II Shell Valley Cobra Replica was a sight sitting next to the Shell Valley House Car. As of July 4, 2014, Bullock's car has 4218 miles on the odometer, "She is no trailer queen," he says.
Engine: Ford 351 Windsor with Trick Flow twisted Wedge Heads, Comp Cams Roller Cam, Ford Motorsports Roller Rockers, Edelbrock RPM Air Gap Intake, Aluminum Flywheel
Transmission: Tremec TKO 500
Paint: Sun Burst Orange with Tuxedo Black Stripes
Interior: Custom Interior by Denos Upholstery, Two-tone Tan and Black
Extras: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Heated Seats, Fuel Ration Gauge, Stereo, Passenger Roll Bar