On the Mark Malibu
Pennsylvania’s Peter Oakes campaigns a meticulously maintained and perfectly prepped 1966 Malibu station wagon. Targeting Stock Eliminator—J/SA in particular—Peter has been actively racing with this car since 1983. Recently, the car was given a fresh coat of paint, which gave it a new look while maintaining its original style. That effort was rewarded almost immediately when it was awarded Best Appearing at the NHRA Dutch Classic event held at Maple Grove Raceway in 2016. Bernard Brothers built the car and Steve Ficacci assembled the 327ci engine, which, of course, uses Chevrolet Performance parts extensively. Peter’s team includes his wife, Anet; son Shane; and daughter-in-law Sara.