Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cherry Bomb

Back in the day, my daily driver was the hand-me-down Chevelle that my mom drove for a decade.  The 1968 Concours Classic Chevelle was powered by a 327ci small block with Powerglide transmission.

Eventually, the green paint gave way to metallic cherry red.  The 327 was pulled, along with the Powerglide transmission, and replaced with a 350 ci engine and 350 Turbo transmission.

Following an accident, which required completely rebuilding the ride, the old girl even sported 'hot pink', for awhile.

In the early 90's, the street legal ride pulled double duty on the street and the track...even posting an NMCA Pro Street Shootout national event  victory in 1993.

Around 1996, the Chevelle was caught at Paris Drag Strip in a hail storm and sustained heavy damage, resulting in another cosmetic change, back to the Cherry Burgundy and Black color scheme.

Participating in events sanctioned by NHRA, IHRA, NMCA, NSCA, CBRA and on and on....the Cherry Bomb has racked up more than a few miles, a quarter mile at a time.

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