- Color: Corvette Orange Flame
- Horsepower: 550
- Drivetrain: RWD
My father bought this new car for my mom when I was 13. I instantly fell in love and enjoyed riding in it from the start. My dad had strict rules that us four kids could not drive this car ever. When I found the spare keys one day when my parents weren’t home I couldn’t resist the temptation of taking it for a spin. It was a ride I’ve never forgotten and little did I know at that time I would be the proud owner 17 years later of the 180,000 mile beauty. She needed a complete restoration as the body was beautiful but the mechanicals were shot and that’s when I knew I was going to resto mod it in 1997 with the support and sometimes even physical help of my beautiful wife. It’s been a work I progress the entire time and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it; from teaching my kids to drive in it, to going out to the local drag strip with my son and his Camaro Z28 and racing each other. There’s many more stories and many more to come. .
Line/Loc installed and working09/19/2019
Line/loc installed and working
Wheel stud upgrade09/12/2019
Upgrading from stock 7/16 to ARP 1/2 x 2 5/8. It’s a conversion kit for a C5 but fits my C3.
Plans for Labor Day Weekend are to make the car more track friendly
Road to horsepower08/24/2019
In 2004, dropping in the ZZ4 for the first time but not the last.
Teaching son to drive08/24/2019
My son at 15 in 2001 with his learners permit.
Passing on the car culture to son08/24/2019
My son at 15 in 2001 with his learners permit driving to work
The Road to Progress08/17/2019
In 1997 even though she had been stored for six years she went from Mom’s daily driver to my Saturday Night Special. I was cleaning up the Mustangs on the local streets and one night I ran into a Cobra that cleaned my clock. Not long after that I p...
Wheels and tires08/17/2019
Wheels and tires
- GM Performance Roller Rockers 1.6 ratio, Comp Cam Double Valvesprings w/ dampners
- Back/ 2” offset trailing arms, front/ heavy duty racing ball joints,
Z28 style Cross Ram Intake with Holley Dual-Quad EFI Upgrade to go with my Terminator Stealth System.