Sunday, June 19, 2005

Like Father, like Son.


Like father, like son.

This is me and My dad at a car show a few years ago. We've since stopped doing judged car shows and just go because we enjoy driving the cars around. My Dad's car is a 1970 Plymouth Superbird. They were developed by Chrysler in the 70's with one purpose - winning races. When the Chrysler engineers brought this to the board their only question was "Will it win races?" It did. So many in fact that it was outlawed at the end of 1970 by Nascar. The rules back then stated that you had to be able to buy the car off the showroom floor so this one was purchased by my grandfather and he drove it to work. When he died, my Dad ended up with it. He has four sisters and they didn't think much of it so he kept it and restored it when I was a kid. I helped as much as a kid can help which probably wasn't very much. We do have a new project in mind, but currently we only have an engine sitting on a stand. We haven't done much with it yet.

4 Comments:

Wow, you really love cars don't you. It is neat to think that you guys were able to start from basically nothing and build something nice out of it. I'm impressed.
posted by Anonymous Chas at 12:43 AM  
Thank you Chas. I guess I grew up around my dad and his car so I just fell in to them at a young age. I tell other car guys I was raised right. If the next project goes through, it will be cool. It will just be a neat project I think.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 12:50 AM  
WOW!!! To take a car from really nothing to the state that you have them in now. Congratulations. I wish that I had the skills to do something like that, but alas I don't. Maybe one of these days.

Awesome car!
posted by Blogger Chris D. at 7:29 AM  
Thanks man. There were times when we thought about just selling it but we pushed through. There are probably 100 pictures I could post about fixing it up. We took pictures for proof that we were working on it, but also so we'd know how it went back together. Thanks for the compliments guys.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 9:43 AM  

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