The whole Corvette passion for me started when my cousin, Timmy Emhof, eight years my senior, pulled into my driveway in a ’60 Corvette. “Get in!” he said, and with my best friend Ricky Humphreys, took our first ride. Game over. When I turned 16, I started to count Corvettes until I got one. Well, 11,235 cars later and at 19 years old, this car was in my driveway. And my best friend Ricky? He got his 1960 (and still has it) a year later. In short, drove the car five years, got hit from a red-light runner, and parked it. Got pissed and built a ’69 Stingray (still have it).
Come 2010, hey 1962, it’s your turn. Body off in my garage, frame redone in my garage, we are off to paint and body at Tom Donahue’s Classic Restorations in Royal Palm, Florida. The engine goes to Keith Pisut over at Keith’s Rods & Customs in Oakland Park, Florida.
Since I was always in love with drag racing, to me “gasser” was all I envisioned for my Vette. You guessed it: Big John Mazmanian and Chris Lang (Malco Super Vette).
The body, interior, frame, and suspension are stock. The engine is 331 inches with Garlits induction. The paint is a custom blend of House of Kolor Candy Red with a Rose base.
So, after 42 years of ownership and 37 years dormant, it is done! Death threats from purists: Priceless.