Bob Smith started out as a regular kid, growing up around cars and hearing stories from his dad about the fast muscle cars of the sixties and seventies. In particular, he recalls his dad talking about the 1968 Shelby GT500KR and its Holman & Moody race prepped 428CJ.
“According to dad, it was never touched on the street in the early ’70s,” said Smith. Those stories set in motion a love of all things cars and in 1986 Bob’s dad got him a subscription to Hot Rod magazine, which definitely helped fuel his fire for horsepower. “My cousin Jeff also helped my infatuation for cars,” Bob added. “Around 1988 he got this really cool Maverick grabber that I got to experience my very first burnout in and after that it has nothing but muscle cars, muscle cars, and more muscle cars for me! Jeff would always take me out cruising when he could and back then the Chevelles, Camaros and Mustangs were everywhere!”
While reading his car mags and cruising with his cousin Bob developed a shining for the 1966 Chevelle, but by the time he was 15 he just wanted anything that was a muscle… Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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