AGE: 44 OC­CU­PA­TION: Fur­nace op­er­a­tor

PRE­VI­OUSLY OWNED CARS: ’66 Im­pala, ’55 Chev panel truck, ’77 Joker Ca­maro and many oth­ers

DREAM CAR: ’57 Chev No­mad pro mod or fuel al­tered

WHY THE JOKER? It’s unique to this coun­try, and there’s only a hand­ful of this body style world­wide

BUILD TIME: Seven months LENGTH OF OWN­ER­SHIP: Chas­sis owned 25 years orig­i­nally; this body 12 months

RYAN THANKS: Des Shel­don, for do­ing all the crappy, time-con­sum­ing jobs; Trevor Kit­ney, for just gen­er­ally be­ing a clever bas­tard; Paul Lam­barth, for giv­ing up most Sun­days to help; Mike Reid and John Neilan for their parts and knowl­edge; Kurt Goodin, for be­ing an even clev­erer bas­tard; Dean Riches at WelTec; Stu Stan­ners at Cen­tury Yuasa Bat­ter­ies; Eleanor Kit­ney at GSS Per­for­mance; Tim Bar­well at The Krysler Shop; Stephen Virtue at SV Pho­tos for Mo­tor­sport; Nigel Dixon; Nakita Hart; Mum (Di), sis­ter (Shanyn), and Drew, for do­ing stuff that I can’t and be­ing there to help and sup­port; Mark Thomas, cousin Kimi, Troy, and ev­ery­one else who helps out on race day

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