Not a Cookie Cutting Corvette!
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.