As told by Jeff Hubert • Cincinnati, OH
Photography by Colin Date
I am not sure why I came into the classic Chevy fold so late in life. I have always liked cars and I have always liked car people. Growing up, I always had a beater to work on but I was always trying to make it look nicer or upgrade the stereo. I just never took the time to learn anything about the engine outside of where the gas went and how to change the oil. This is even harder to explain when you consider that my step-father is Gary Anderson, the founder of SoffSeal, Inc. and a HUGE car guy. (more…)
As told by William “Nick” Nicholson #13007912 – Mechanicsville, VA
When I was growing up, my cousin Jack would let me come over to his garage to polish the chromed pieces on his ’32 Deuce Coupe. I remember my biggest thrill back then was when he would agree to give me a ride home in his car – and all my friends on the street would be jealous. That’s how it all started for me.
As I got older, I started hanging around the ESSO gas station (yes, before the Exxon days began) down the street from my house. Pretty soon I was pumping gas and spending every minute I could learning from John ‘Buddy’ Melillo – the mechanic at the two bay garage that was the heart and soul of Vinny’s Service Station. (more…)
Photography by Jim Knight
After 20 years of hoping to find my original ’55, which I sold a couple of years after I got married and started raising a family, I decided to recreate a similar car. I have two other ’55 Chevys–one a ’55 Nomad; totally restored to Concours condition and a ’55 Bel Air, totally restored. These are beautiful cars, but they did not fill that need I felt for my original ’55.
I purchased this two-door post. It was a basket case, but with the help of Cambridge Auto in Jeffersonville, VT we customized a ’55 similar to my original car…only better! (more…)