There are many benefits to belonging to a marquee car club like Majestics C.C.-the prestige, the good times, the camaraderie, and also the connections needed to help get a cool ride on the road. That’s how it played out for Bart Davis, a carpenter from Lancaster, California, and a member of Majestics C.C.’s Antelope Valley chapter.
“I got this car from ‘Twin,’ the president of the Compton chapter of the club,” Bart explains. “He spent about six years building the car. I just added a little of my own flavor.” Now don’t, as they say, get it twisted; Bart’s no newbie. “I’ve been into lowriding for as long as I can remember,” he tells us. “It’s like eating or sleeping to me.”
Well, the guys who labored on this ’85 Chevy Caprice in its various stages weren’t sleeping when they worked their mechanical magic. Bart thanks them all for making his “Sunday Driver” a road star any day of the week.
Sunday DriverOwner: Bart Davis
Vehicle: ’85 Chevrolet Caprice
City/State: Lancaster, California
Club: Majestics C.C.-Antelope Valley
Engine/Drivetrain: The heavily chromed-out 305-c.i.d. V-8 was built by “Dogface” of Compton, California. The Bumper Shop in Los Angeles, California, handled all of the plating on this project.
Body/Paint: “Doc” of Compton laid out the paint, “Conejo” of Sun Valley, California, put down the pinstriping, and “Fonzy” of Los Angeles and “Cosme” of Palmdale, California, tagteamed the mural work, with “the Fonz” applying the body panel art and Cosme concentrating on the bumpers.
Interior: Willie’s Motoring in Inglewood, California, gets the credit here. A Nardi steering wheel puts Bart in the driver’s seat.
Sound System: A JVC head unit, a pair of Performance Teknique amps and a 10-inch Kicker subwoofer sum up the sounds.
Setup: Compton Hydraulics constructed the custom trunk setup consisting of a two-pump chrome whammy tank, three dumps, 8-inch (front) and 12-inch (rear) cylinders, eight batteries and four switches.
Tires: P155/80-R13 Mohave R/S
Wheels: 13×7 Galaxy Wires