Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Just Getting Started...again

Photo Circa 1995 (w/ Chopped and Filled Top)
Posted by PicasaThis Anglia was purchased bone stock in 1969. With the help of two good friends, John Smith and Dave Wright, I was able to box the frame, install a narrowed 1960 Pontiac rear end with a 1972 350 Chevrolet and four-speed transmission. The car was finally street worthy by 1972. The car was driven until 1988 then parked indefinitely in my garage as raising a family and growing my business began taking precedent of my free time. Over the years I, once again, found the desire to see the Anglia on the street again. The car was then transported to Tunnel Hill, Georgia to chassis builder and good friend, “Racer” Dave Wright’s shop in 1993. Racer Dave allowed me to keep it in storage until times when we could work on it together. While there the car underwent several modifications including chopping and filling top, angle reduction of windshield pillars, and custom fiberglass fender construction.

Racer Dave has worked on all types of racecars from Winston Cup to dirt track to drag cars to street rods. His engineering expertise comes from years of building top notch chassis suspensions and metal working as well as his insider knowledge from a successful career as a short track driver in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. As a past driver, Dave understands suspensions and knows what it takes to make a chassis work. I feel very fortunate to call him a friend and for his time and hard work designing and building the chassis for the Anglia.

This blog covers the reconstruction of the car from frame up that began in November 2007.

1 comment:

  1. I am fortunate to know Craig, the owner of this car, and Dave Wright the man behind the building of this beautiful Anglia. I have known this car since 1995, as it quietly sat inside Racer Dave's shop in Tunnel Hill, Georgia. When Craig and Dave decided to once again rebuild this Anglia; there was no expense spared, no detail overlooked, and some of the most creative design work put into building this beautiful work of art. Two talented old school hot rod friends; one old slightly used Anglia, and a desire to rebuild the Anglia on their terms resulted in a top 10 Hot Rod Magazine choice right off the line. I'm not surprised it was selected for this honor as a top 10 car; I know the detail that when into building it. I watched this car come to life before my very eyes, and I'm still amazed every time I see it. I, like most hot rod wannabes, dream of cars like this one, and you will too once you see it.

    Check it out at a local car show. It will be the one quietly sitting in the corner making a monsterous impact on the entire event.