Chris Rhinehart and his JASPER-Powered ’72 Nova SS
Ridetech, a well known Jasper-based high performance auto supplier, hosted a brand
new street car event appropriately named Road Trip-Cars and Cones 2016. Around one
hundred thirteen drivers registered for the event which featured four autocross events in
five days with a scenic cruise route which wound through North Carolina, Tennessee and
Kentucky, ending with a dinner and after party at Ridetech’s facility here in Jasper, Indiana.
Chris Rhinehart, an event participant, from Frederick Maryland, experienced engine trouble
near Bowling Green, Kentucky. Rather than have his Nova towed all the way back home,
Chris decided to have it towed to the Ridetech facility and purchase a JASPER engine. Chris
contacted Jasper Engines & Transmissions and spoke with veteran Authentic/Performance
Sales Rep. Larry Salmon, who discussed Chris’ options and arranged the delivery of a JASPER
Class-1 Chevrolet 350 engine on Friday.
Saturday morning at 7AM, Chris and three of his buddies began the engine exchange and
and by two o’clock in the afternoon the Nova was purring and as good as new. Chris
ended his weekend on a happy note with a smooth 800 mile cruise back to Maryland. We
would like to thank Chris for his engine purchase and hope he enjoys his JASPER-Powered
Nova at many more autocross events!