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Monterey Day 3 – SpeedTV & The Checkered Flag!

Well today was an amazing day. SpeedTV interviewed me for a featured spot about the car during their coverage of the event (should air in a week or two, I will update the site as soon as I have more … Continue reading

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Monterey Day 2 – Photos

Here are some photos from today — there were tons of people and lots of interest in the car. I also got interviewed by Classic Cars Magazine a UK Print and online magazine today, super excited about that…. On track … Continue reading

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Monterey Day 1 – CAM oh cam….

Hi guys, drove the car today and had a little bit of an issue with the cam, looks like driver error (mine) on breaking the cam in I let it idle too low (1000rpm) on pregrid before we went out … Continue reading

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We made it…

Made it to the track OK— sorry no photos yet at the track (been working on 30mins of sleep here ) more tomorrow I promise and a video or two if I can show my Dad how to use my … Continue reading

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Day 25 – “Gentlemen.. START YOUR ENGINES” we are donnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeee!

Whew! Its 5:21am and the crew and myself have been up more then 24hrs finishing the car, but we are DONE! — Its been an amazing journey — so many folks to thank! I’ll have to do that in a … Continue reading

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Amazing painting by Paul Aleman

Paul Aleman painted this incredible image, inspired by this restoration project. Thank you Paul! This is amazing work

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Day 20 & 21 – Stickers, its getting really close!

Today we lowered the car off the jackstands for the first time in nearly a month. Man she looks good! – Things to do still: 1) fuel system 2) grill/misc. trim installation 3) finish brakes 4) run her around the … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Doors and cage in

The doors are on, cage is back in the car — if all goes well we should have a ready car by Sunday!

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Day 18 – First engine start!

The day you’ve all be waiting for — today we started the Chevy Big Block 427 and Roy Mayne’s 1965 Impala came to life for the first time in over 40+ years!

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Day 16, 17 – Wheels and radiator

We are making steady progress — Today the custom made wheels came, thanks to Stockton Wheel they exactly duplicated the original wheels and color. We also installed the radiator and front supports today. I keep promising a video of our … Continue reading

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Day 15 – Quaterpanel Paint – roof

Today Phil painted the first coat onto the right quarter; finished the roof and we installed the trunk lid. Finished installing the clutch and flywheel. Tomorrow will be the day for the first running of the motor, install transmission and … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Doors and the Body is on

Today we got the body and doors back from the body shop, installed the body onto the frame and Phil was able to paint the doors, and put a first coat of paint on the roof. Tomorrow Phil should be … Continue reading

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Day 12, 13 – Sign painter and finished engine

Today Phil Manning the sign painter came by and painted the 427 and “Giddy-up Go” (a famous Roy saying I’m told by Veronica Mayne his daughter) doing an amazing job duplicating every stroke of the original letters. We also finished … Continue reading

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Day 9, 10, 11 – Ready for the body / Engine!

Its been a long few days — The car got tied up in paint for a few extra days, we have to do it right after all. Check out the *original* 60′s banjo matthews seat I got with the original … Continue reading

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New photos of the original building of the car!

Got some great new photos of the car being built by Roy Mayne and Tom Hunter in 1965. Also a shot of the car running with Wendell Scott, in I believe 1967.

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Day 7 & 8 – New photo of Roy Mayne/Tom Hunter

Hi guys, quick update — not a lot of photos for Days 7 and 8 since the car has been in the body shop. We should get her later this afternoon in primer to then merge the frame and body, … Continue reading

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Weekend – NASCAR at Laguna?!

Since its the weekend and the guys are off today I figured I’d post something not about the restoration to pass the time. I have received several comments (some negative) from folks regarding the validity of Grand National Stock Cars … Continue reading

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Day 6 – motor and wasps!

Today we picked up the 427 big block from the engine builder. We should have a running motor in the chassis sometime early next week!  Another friend from the wild kingdom of Georgia reared its head today. A Georgian Red … Continue reading

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