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Jeff Allison & Dallas Kibbe
Well, it’s done. As of July 4, 2014 my Chevelle is home, culminating a 3.5 year project that all started with a simple offer from Jeff Allison to build my dream car. My dad and I spent the last several days heading down to New Mexico one final time to finish up the loose ends of the car with Jeff, do a few test drives, fix a few more loose ends, and bring her home.
We made it into town early on July 4. By 7AM the car was out of the trailer. By 8, I washed it. By 9AM, the whole family was loaded up and headed to the 4th of July Good Guys show in Des Moines! I didn’t get the chance to run the car in the autocross, mainly because I was a little chicken with as a few a miles as it had on it, but I should be able to hit an upcoming SCCA event in two weeks. I’ve put over 200 miles on the car now, have figured out what things need adjustment, what things need to be tightened up, etc., but overall it’s 99% A-OK! Next steps are to get the engine tuned and to charge up the A/C.
In this interview you’ll hear Jeff, myself, and my dad all discussing the project as a whole, and also what the next steps are for all of us – especially Jeff! It turns out that this will be the last build he’ll do in New Mexico as he’s decided to relocate completely to the Denver, CO area. You’ll hear why in the interview. As happy as I am that we have now achieved this monumental undertaking, I’m a little bit sad that it’s over. I feel like it’s the day after high school or college graduation, and while you’re looking forward to the future, you’re a little sad that the events you worked your tail off for, and the people you did that with, have concluded.
Ah well, time to chase the next goal – racing! Now I have the horse to do it on. Jeff, Zip, Don, Danny, Kirk, Laura, Aaron, God, and everyone else – THANK YOU. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We win!
This interview sponsored by our pals at National Parts Depot – your premier source for muscle car restoration parts!