In the mid 1970’s, Kinston, NC native Bruce Kennedy was driving a used four door 1975 Ford Granada to high school that was provided by his parents. Kennedy was fortunate he only had to buy the fuel, which he paid for by cutting grass and working in the tobacco fields during summer.
The rural eastern North Carolina farms and country roads were flat and wide, and there were few houses and little traffic in those days and unknown to his parents, Bruce got plenty of practice drifting on those back roads. “The car was nice, but not really cool enough for attracting girls!” Kennedy said with a chuckle.
By 1978, Bruce was a business major in college and making more money working part time. He would soon approach his dad about buying a beautiful light blue Type LT Camaro he had seen on a car lot while commuting to classes. In short, he wasn’t able trade the Granada and that meant he would have to purchase the Camaro on his own, which he couldn’t do. A disappointed Kennedy was forced to drive by the car every day, admiring those front and rear spoilers, the rally wheels and white letter tires. He eventually got up the nerve to go into a bank and apply for his first car loan and soon after Bruce was happy to be driving the Camaro….READ MORE – click the magazine image below