THE DRAGSTER Brian Williams of St. Johns, FL, has a need for speed! He purchased his 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 33 years ago in hopes of burning some rubber on the drag strip. Brian had his fun racing for a few months, then decided it was time to quit spending so much money abusing the car and start enjoying it. After moving to Jacksonville, FL, Brian contacted Jim Mercer at the Street Rod Shop in Orange Park and talked over his wants and needs. Several months into the restoration, “I could see my plans coming together,” Brian said. It was important to Brian that the car maintained a racing feeling, so he had a JASPER-remanufactured Chevrolet 454 cu. in. engine installed. Brian said, “It’s always great when you can get attention with a nice burnout.” The final additions included a March serpentine system, Vintage A/C, a Dakota digital gauge package, Custom auto sound, and all the interior pieces. By the time his project was complete Brian’s son, Joshua, was old enough to enjoy car shows and cruise-ins with him, making it more of a family vehicle. Brian said. “It’s like the old saying; your dream of yesterday is a reality of today. Let’s cruise!”
The deadline for 2023 Calendar entries is July 1st. If your classic car or truck has a JASPER® product installed in it, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an entry form or additonal information.