Corvette Transformation

My entire childhood featured a revolving door of awesome cars. My dad bought, sold and traded a lot, so he always had a yard full of cars. And with his bodywork and paint skills, he started bringing in full on restorations and street rod builds. The Corvette I’m posting pictures of today is one of the most impressive transformations I’ve seen him perform.

Corvette Fender Flare Wheel Well repair

The starting point–a completely butchered ’65 Corvette roadster.

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Tuesday Night Street Drags

My friend and former co-worker Will Smith wanted to test out his Thunderbird Super Coupe at Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip, in an effort to get some seat time before his favorite event of the year, the Super Coupe Shootout. The car makes a bunch of power, thanks to ported heads, a big camshaft, lots of boost and plenty of fuel to go along with it. One big challenge for the car is traction, as it has a five-speed transmission and regular street radials. Anyway, I decided to tag along at watch some of the action at Brainerd’s Tuesday Night Street Drags. Turnout was a bit weak, compared to the other times I’ve attended the Tuesday night deal, but I couldn’t help but take photos because that’s what I do…

Byrd Photo

The last several times I've been to a Brainerd Test-N-Tune night, this guy has been there in his late-model Challenger. He must buy lots of rear tires.

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