The first Hot Rod I built from the ground up. I was in the Navy when I built this, so it took ten years before it hit the road.
Bought at the Campelltown Swap Meet in 1978, the coupe was an old stock car that had been damaged and left in a paddock in Virginia, SA. Here it is in the Emergency Diesel Generator shed at the Belconnen Naval Transmitting Station in 1977, the 302W engine and FMX trans fitted.
The roof chop and deep channel was done at home. It went to Acme, in Queanbeyan, for finishing. The roof was warped, so it was easier to put in a new insert from a Jag roof.
Louvres were punched by the late, great Dennis Moreau.
Finishing touches to the channel.
Kim Evans, from Acme, with the final result.
First drives at the Belconnen Naval Transmitting Station in 1982. We are all parked outside the Senior Sailor's Mess for a weekend BBQ.
CRAKK Run 1991.
CRAKK 1992 Photo Shoot
Photo shoot for the American Car Club Calendar, 1992.
Hot Rod Drags, CRAKK 95
Half Life Refit
CRAKK Run 1995
I sold the car at the 1999 ASRF Nationals in Geelong. Damen Air is the new owner, and drove it to his home in Adelaide while I went back to Canberra in the grocery getter. This car will always be my favourite Hot Rod of all time. Over twenty years of cruising, drag racing, rod runs and charity runs. I must have raised thousands of dollars for various charities over the years. The car is still on the road to this day, looking pretty much the same as it always did, except it's usually a lot cleaner than when I owned it!