What was your intended objective when you started the build?
To save a vintage race sled from being destroyed.
What motivated you to start your project?
This is a rare vintage race sled that was not available to the public, only 100 of each engine size was built. The 72 Thunder Jet changed oval racing; with it’s low forward engine mounted offset, drivers were able to keep the sled low on the inside of the track while the other sleds ran high on the outside.
What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the sled?
To set the sled up as a period correct display.
What are you most proud of?
Taking a sled that looked beyond saving and turning it into an awesome display.
What do other people say about your sled?
Most people comment on how much work it must have been to polish all those aluminum parts. The sled has won many awards for people’s choice and best of Show.