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THE FAST GENE – Tyler Kranendonk’s 2004 Mustang Mach 1
Some say it is learned, while others insist it somehow runs in the blood, but the fact is that most kids with gearhead parents (one, or both) usually end up following in the family way. And for Tyler Kranendonk, that “way” is; learn the skill, build the car, go fast, stay calm and win!
“As a former racer, it’s a father’s dream to be able to accomplish something like this car built at this level with their children,” says Tyler’s dad Hugo, who is also the co-conspirator in their latest project.
“ The sheer emotions that come with building, racing and winning as a father/son team are really something to cherish!”
For Tyler, whether it was in his bloodline from birth or he just took to it, he noticed the attraction to horsepower at a very young age, watching his dad work on and race cars for as long as he can remember. “Spending weekends at the track was the norm for us,” Tyler reminisced. “I’d be with my cousins playing in the pits riding our bikes and getting autographs from the ‘fast guys’ at big events. My dad sold his own car when I was about 10 and took a break from racing for a bit, but I followed my passion for anything automotive and started working on cars as an auto body technician at 16.”
Before long, after working on cars for everyone else, Tyler decided it was time to build one of his own to allow their family to get back into racing…
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