Game Over

Hot Rod Deluxe - - Scrapbook - Eu­gene Reidy

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.

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