Ride of the Week: 1980 Ford Fairmont Futura

Make and model: 1980 Ford Fairmont Futura

Owner(s): Derek Honaas

Owner's hometown: Cape Girardeau

Special features:

Maximum Motorsports A arms, Caster/camber plates, and rear lower control arms. Ford Racing rear upper control arms. Four wheel disc brakes. Front spindles from a 1987 GT(larger). Five lug conversion. Low ratio power steering.

My car's name: Audrey

How I fell in love with my ride:

I rode to Sunday school in this car. My Dad, older brother, and I figured out the car was a Fox body car with a slightly longer wheelbase. The new 302 V8 and T-5 and 8.8 inch rear end from a Thunderbird Turbo Coupe bolted up without modification.