|Dee and the LT1 "Survivor" she donated to the National Corvette Museum.|
Perhaps my favorite old Vette. Love those chrome bumpers and the pin striped hood.
I offered my services, not to hang pictures or to stack boxes. Please. I offered my services to get the *really* important stuff in order. The cars.
But first a tour of the groundsThis one building is actually 3 different garages. Oh and there’s another one-car garage located on the property as well, so your lawn mower doesn’t’ get grass on or near your cars.
Each garage has heat, but not A/C. You can’t have everything I guess.
People keep saying things while unpacking that disturb me. Things like: “there will be plenty of room in the garage for that.” I’m trying not to let it get to me, but if they’re referring to yet another porcelain figurine, I might lose it.
Day 2 Back to the garage, where it’s safe
- Good: They cut with a carpenters knife or scissors.
- Good: The soft rubber lets them lay over surface irregularities
- Good: They snap together and sound like bubble wrap, big fun!
- Good: You can pull up a tile in the middle without removing tile all the way from the edge of the room. Unlike many other brands.
- Bad: If you plan on turning your car on hot days the tile will pull up and that sucks. Luckily you can snap it back in easily.
- Bad: Lot variation gave us a few tiles that didn’t match well in color. I removed them and used the extra tile we had in abundance.
Now to fetch the cars! They are currently spread about in various garages and storage facilities. My mission, and half the reason I came out to help, is to retrieve them. All of them.
I borrowed this Red one for a longer trip under the guise of needing to write a blog about it.
Wheelspin is where this GTO really shines. It can burn rubber with the best of them. I'd like to see this big block hook up a bit more with some drag radials. The hot cam, long tube headers and Flowmasters combine to make it sound pretty sinister. People turn around when you go past.
View) I've never seen an old car this new looking. It is a very special car, and I'm told the yellow color is pretty rare too.
The 442 is the centerpiece of Dee's collection, but that doesn't mean she doesn't drive it. She does. It is 100% stock and is really well sorted out. It has tons of power and is very fast for such a heavy car. Condition is beyond excellent.
My suffering was great. The heat was nearly unbearable. I got a splinter at one point and could have cut myself really badly with that carpenter’s knife. Did I mention the pool on the property was really far away? Despite all this adversity and danger, I fought through it for the betterment of American Iron. Rest well my friends, in your new home.
Other pics are below.