As we’ve said many times in RPM, every car has a unique story that makes it special to its owner and those who appreciate our car culture. Some cars are loud and proud and speak for themselves, while others have a story behind them that tells of how the car came to be, and some have both. We invite you to read on and make the decision with regards to this particular 1969 Chevelle —is the car better than its story or is the story better than the car? Good luck!
Scott Embley of Saylorsburg, PA has been the proud owner of this piece of iconic American muscle for the past 25 years. It all began while riding his BMX bike through town one day when he had a love-at-first-sight moment. He fell so in love that he tradedhis lifted 1987 Nissan pickup along with the $3500 he still owed on it to buy the Chevelle that same night. It is a very powerful thing when a young man not only finds his dream car but makes a sizeable sacrifice to buy it.
Scott was raised by his mother Jeanne who is actually the person who introduced him to drag racing, and she did so the very next weekend after he purchased the car. Jeanne was a longtime bracket racer and igured if she taught her son how to race safely on the track, he would stay off the streets (and that worked…for a while). That weekend, the Chevelle, now called “Sally,” made her first pass with Mom cheering them both on. Scott’s first trip down the track resulted in a very modest 14.80 at 93 mph. However, it forever hooked him on drag racing.
Scott and his mom worked hard making Sally a reliable street/ strip car from that day on. After losing his…. Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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