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The 1967 Chevelle Project
In 2006 the Willow Creek CARS Ministry in which I am a volunteer leader restored a 1967 Chevelle as a promotional tool to enlist new volunteers. The project was lead by Warren Young and John Gingerich with the work being completed by the volunteers. During 2006 and 2007 we sold raffle tickets and gave the car away in February 2008. Scroll down to view a pictorial of how the work progressed.
The Chevelle arrives at the CARS garage
Those wheels will have to go!
This is gonna take some work, John.
The bare frame Powered Coated frame
This tired 396 will have to go!
Off to the body shop
Couple of engine close ups
I had nothing to do with building the engine, but I did get in the picture!
We first showed the car of (still a work in process) at the Willow Creek Dad's Fest in June 2006
Back from the body shop. Getting closer
Click the Chevy intake above for a video of the hood operation being tested
(opens in Windows Media Player)
Volunteers sold tickets for several months, showing the Chevelle at malls and car shows:
Gurnee Mills Mall, November 2007
World of Wheels, Milwaukee, January 2008
Warren Young hosts the drawing of the winning raffle ticket on 1 Feb 2008 at Riechert Chevrolet in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
The winner picks up the keys from John. Congratulations!!!