JUNIOR AMOS; CALLANDS, VA
Amos has owned his 440 six-barrel '70 'Cuda since 1975. Back then, it was purchased to replace a '65 Plymouth Satellite that he and his dad had been drag racing. For a car that was only 5 years old, Junior claims, "It had been used pretty good." The 440 six-barrel mill was bad, the paint faded, and the seats torn. The tired 440 was sold off and replaced with a race-prepped engine. It ended up sitting until 1979, at which point he got it running. He never liked purple, so it was painted red, and that's how it stayed until 1995, when it was damaged in an accident while he was towing it. At that point he decided to put it back to its original configuration, which would span another 10 years. The 440 currently installed has a correct date-coded block.