Stallion has a colorful history for an award winning show car. Owner Ron Whiteside and his brother actually used to drag race the vehicle at race tracks during their teenage years. Ron managed to hold on to the all steel, original 1934 Ford coupe for 5 decades until he sought out Chip Foose to build him the vehicle of his dreams.

Some of the numerous body modifications include a chopped roof, a smoothed cowl, a lengthened hood and reshaped fenders. A custom chassis was fabricated and a custom 4-wheel independent suspension added. Stallion was finished in a distinctive copper orange hue of BASF paint, personally mixed by Chip.

Although the vehicle began as a 1934 Ford, ultimately it was reimagined as a Mercury Monarch. The Mercury brand wasn't founded until 1939, when it was launched as an entry level luxury car brand. However, Chip formed the Stallion from the perspective of what a Mercury vehicle might have looked like should the brand have been around in '34. He wanted to honor that design process, which is why you will find subtle Mercury branding elements throughout the vehicle, such as the Mercury man emblem on the engine plate. This is why you will sometimes see the vehicle referred to as a 1934 Mercury Monarch when in fact, no such vehicle ever existed.

In 2004, Stallion received the celebrated Ridler Award at Detroit Autorama, the second such win for Chip and Foose Design.
Owner: Ron Whiteside
Vehicle: 1934 Ford Coupe


Frame / Manufacturer: Custom by Larry Sergejeff, SAC Rails
Wheelbase: 114"
Rearend / Ratio: Corvette Based Independent Rear Suspension by Larry Sergejeff
Rear Suspension: Independent
Rear Brakes: Wilwood Disc Brakes, Inboard, 12"
Rear Shocks: Carrera Coilovers
Front Suspension: Independent Front Suspension by Larry Sergejeff
Front Brakes: Wilwood Disc Brakes, 12"
Front Shocks: Carrera Coilovers
Master Cylinder: 1994 Corvette
Steering: Fiat Rack-and-Pinion
Front Wheel Make, Size: Foose Nitrous Thrust Knockoff, 16" x 7"
Rear Wheel Make, Size: Foose Nitrous Thrust Knockoff, 17" x 8"
Front Tire Make, Size: Nitto 195/50-17
Rear Tire Make, Size: Nitto 195/50-17
Gas Tank: Custom


Make: 1996 Corvette LT-4 V-8
Displacement: 350 cubic inches


Make: 700 R-4
Shifter: 1998 Camaro Shifter by Andy Wallin


Body Style / Material: 1934 Ford Three-Window Coupe / Steel
Body Manufacturer: Ford
Body Mods: 3" Chop, Doors Extended 2", 4" Pie-cut
Hood: Stainless steel, Marcel’s Custom Metal
Grille: Dan Fink One-off Custom Grille Insert
Bodywork: Paco Castell, Chris Eddie, Dennis Graff, Chris Evinn, Tom Marcotte, Bryan Fuller, Lance Nabors
Paint type / Color: BASF Glasurit Sedona Fire
Painter: Chris Guinn and Tommy Marcotte
Headlights / Taillights: Custom Foose Design Headlight Cans w/ PIAA Lights / 1939 Ford Taillights
Bumpers: N/A


Dashboard: Custom Dash by Roy Schmidt and Steve Greninger
Insert / Gauges: Custom Dash Insert by Karl Jonasson / Classics Gauges w/ Custom Faces
Stereo / Speakers: Red Mountain Components
Air Conditioning: Vintage Air
Wiring: Pete Morrell
Steering wheel: Custom 1950 Mercury Steering Wheel by Chip Foose
Steering column: GM
Seats: Custom Buckets by Jim and James Griffin
Upholsterer: Jim Griffin Interiors
Material / Color: Leather & Suede / "Bareback Tan" and Cinnamon
Carpet: Aircraft