This year’s Charles Schwab Challenge winner gets a souped-up 1973 Ford Bronco with Tartan plaid seats

FORT WORTH, Texas — It’s only a few years in the making, but the Charles Schwab Challenge has built a fashionable tradition in giving a souped-up vehicle to the winner.

It started when Kevin Na won in 2019 and gave a glacier-blue 1973 Dodge Challenger to his caddie, and Jason Kokrak has then raved about driving his kids off to school in the renovated, light-blue 1946 Dodge Power Wagon he won in 2021.

After beating Scottie Scheffler in a playoff in 2022, Sam Burns rolled out of Colonial Country Club with a fully restored and modernized 1979 Firebird Trans Am inscribed with the word Schwab in multiple places.

This year, tournament organizers have a real treat for the winner — a fully restored and modernized 1973 Schwab Bronco. The outfit that handled the restoration is Classic Ford Broncos of Powell, Ohio, and the company’s director of sales and operations was on hand this week to show off the vehicle.

A detailed view of the prize for the Charles Schwab Challenge, a fully restored and modernized 1973 Schwab Bronco, as it sits near the 18th green during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

“We were approached by Schwab basically over a year ago. It’s a 1973 which they specifically picked that year because this is the 50th year for Schwab,” said Nate Guess. “We paired up, I did the design of it and they made the decision that they were going to move forward with doing the Bronco restoration. This is specifically what we do. We specialize in 1966 to 1977  Bronco restorations.

“So this particular Bronco is from 1973, with the original frame and original matching VIN to the vehicle. It’s got a Gen 3 Coyote motor, so 465 horsepower with an automatic 10-speed transmission. Every nut and bolt on this is completely redone — either brand new or replaced.”

While the engine

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By: Tim Schmitt
Title: This year's Charles Schwab Challenge winner gets a souped-up 1973 Ford Bronco with Tartan plaid seats
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Published Date: Fri, 26 May 2023 15:42:04 +0000

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