Will be Red again soon
My story starts back in 1988. I was 12 years old working in a local body shop. I could run a DA and wet sand like a beast! In Kansas you could drive at the age of 14. My dad had purchased me a 1971 Chevelle and it needed a ton of work. He had made arrangements with my boss to allow me to work on the car after we were done working on the customers cars each day. So every day around 5 or 6 we would pull their cars out and my car would come in. We spent almost the full 2 years restoring the car just in time for me to start driving at age 14. I learned a lot about myself and cars in that time. Fast forward 4 years and realized this car wasn't going to work for heading off to college. We really didn't have a place to store it so my dad decided that we needed to sell the car. My Uncle Ron (who I am named after) was getting ready to retire and wanted something to tinker on in his garage. He purchased the car from my dad with the understanding that he could never sell it without offering back to me first. I received the phone call this past Christmas that he would sell the car back to me. This past weekend I drove down to Waco TX and low and behold there it was. My very first has been in his garage for over 19 years. He has replaced the front fenders, did some work on the hood and trunk lid. He replaced the head liner, put on new rubber seals just little odds and ends. I am so Thankful that he was able to keep my car alive. She is back in my garage now and time to start teaching my kids the techniques of using a DA and wet sanding. We have a lot of work to do but she will be back to a brilliant shine in no time at all.
1971 Chevrolet Chevelle (Will be Red again soon)