The Camaro is 95% complete, and with a few minor adjustments we should be ready to test it for the first time on April 15th. For those of you that have been following along since last September when the insanity of this project started, you’ll recognize that not only has the car been turned “Inside Out”, but so have I. There have been so many; people, personalities, deadlines, companies, parts and places involved with putting all this together that at times it was difficult to imagine that it would ever be completed…and I can’t honestly say that I want to do it again anytime soon. BUT (and it’s a big BUTT), I think it will all be worth it when the first little kid comes up at the track and smears cherry slurpee and corn dog grease all down the side of my white paint, gives me a hug, and tells me that he’ll be cheering for me…or the old guy that walks right past all the exotic rigs, trailers, race cars, in the pits and says “Son, I hope you skin ‘em up today”…it’s been a while since I’ve heard these kinds of things, but that’s what I “Hold Fast” – for me it’s not about a bigger and badder race car…it’s about all the people that touch you along the journey.
Thanks to all the companies that have continued to support me through thick and thin; Coker Tire, Dart, Comp Cams, TCI, Zex, Lunati, Holeshot Wheels, Joe Gibbs Oil, Andy McCoy Race Cars, K&N Filters, Farrow Motorsports, Chad Carothers, Dupont Paint, and Lizard Skins. This car is as much theirs as anybody’s and while I’m on that topic – contrary to what society may tell us, none of us really owns anything. We’re all just stewards to what the good Lord has decided to bless us with….so I’m thankful for what I’ve been trusted with and hope that everybody else enjoys it too.
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