Not a Cookie Cut­ting Corvette!

Chevy High Performance - - Straight Line -

Over the past few sea­sons, fans of North Amer­ica’s nos­tal­gia drag rac­ing scene have been go­ing a bit “giddy” about an amaz­ing 1957 Corvette cam­paigned by Ohio’s Bob and Pam Cook.

The hus­band and wife team are pop­u­lar play­ers within var­i­ous Mid­west cir­cuits that show­case drag rac­ing from a by­gone era. Af­ter first ac­quir­ing this straight-axle

’57 from its pre­vi­ous owner in Or­lando, Florida, Bob tasked Ed and Ray Ka­sicki to build and up­grade the car to higher safety stan­dards. His team then in­stalled a 466ci Chevy big-block equipped with a 6-71 su­per­charger and a Hil­born in­jec­tion sys­tem (as­sem­bled by Gell­ner En­gi­neer­ing). Al­though the car burns methanol fuel, it is built for com­pe­ti­tion within the iconic AA/GS class that re­mains very pop­u­lar within ex­hi­bi­tion rac­ing.

Bob’s Corvette, which is dubbed Crazy Grandpa, is well known for its su­per-smoky burnouts and has run 8.00-sec­ond elapsed times in the quar­ter-mile and 5.30 e.t.’s in the eighth-mile. Bob and Pam’s pop­u­lar team also in­cludes son Mike and Paul Lepris within its equa­tion.

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