Helen is one of those pretty umbrella girls we have seen dressed up in Hankook gear during Formula D events. Finding out she was local to us, we knew it was a must that we got her in for a shoot. The vehicle is Ryne Cunningham’s of Cunningham Motorsports personal C6 Z06 Corvette with one lopey cam.
As we made our way to the primary shooting location, we were disappointed to find out that it was closed down for construction. With no backup location selected and not knowing the area very well, we waited on locals to tell us where to go next. As the sun began to set, we found ourselves on a very back lit Lake Elsinore road. We made it work, and the reflector was pulled out and saved the day!
The Girl: Helen Fancik
Hometown: Vista, CA
The Car: 2008 Corvette Z06
Owner: Ryne Cunningham
About Helen Fancik
Let’s talk about…Helen Fancik
Name: Helen Fancik
Hometown: Vista, CA
Hair/Eye Color: blonde/Blue
Occupation: Monster Energy Drink, Hankook Tires
Something you didn’t know about Helen: I live in North County San Diego, and was raised in Coronado and Europe. I am Hungarian and Slovakian, and I speak both languages. I have to say I grew up in a very strict old school style, and I would definitley describe myself as more of a good girl than a bad girl! I’m not easily pressured into things I don’t want to do, but I am very open minded.
Career Aspiration: I want to get into fine arts. I want to design, or basically anything creative.
Likes: I love to go to car shows, the beach, hot tub, watch movies, playing with my dog, drawing and painting.
Things I can’t live without: I love my crazy parents, my pomeranian Ollie bear, my pitbull Greddy boy, cars, Hello Kitty, skateboarding, relaxing by the beach and tanning by the pool. I collect watches and sunglasses.
Current Car: I have a Subaru WRX wagon, with a JDM sti swap, engine rebuilt to a 2.6 liter, Rally Blue. I think its pretty legit, it was on the cover of import tuner back in its day. I am proud to say I can drive stick pretty decently for a girl.
Dream Car: White Mercedes SLK 65
What kind of guy she likes: I like dirty boys! Longer hair, tattoos, tall and tan. Not too muscular, just a little bit. They need to have great style, common interests, and a chill personality.
Something you didn’t know about Ryne’s Z06 Corvette: Ryne bought his Z06 Corvette in 2008 to build a shop car that could be drag raced, road raced, and still a daily driver. This was also intended as a display to the capability of the Z06 through minor modifications.
• CMS custom cam
• Patriot extreme valve springs
• Stock milled heads and CNCed exhaust ports
• CMS ported LS7 intake manifold
• Kooks 1 7/8″ long tube headers to 3″ collector
• Vararam intake
• HP Tuners
• RPS carbon twin light clutch
• Cut leaf springs
• Corner weighted
• Road racing – Hoosier RGs 275mm front 345mm rear
• Drag racing – 315/35/17 Mickey Thompson drag radials – barely clear stock brakes
• 584 horsepower and 516 lb/ft
• 10.6 @136 mph
• Future plans include a built motor with twin turbos with hopes of 800 rwhp on pump gas and 1000 rwhp on race gas