THE WAGON FILM SERIES
THE RETURN OF THE WAGON: PART TWO
Back in the old garage with Dad! We have built and restored so many cars in this 30′ x 30′ home of horsepower but the wagon was memorable because it was the first build that I was old enough to really work on. It was the first car I could really contribute to but I was still too young and inexperienced to drive it. Fast forward 20 years and here we are with the same old hot rod grocery-getter! This episode has become a fan favorite since you get a glimpse of my Old Man in his element. He has been drag racing on an off the track since 1962….and you get to hear the old V8 roar again!
THE RETURN OF THE WAGON: PART ONE
Just over 25 years ago, my Dad and I resurrected a rusty 1967 Chevy Nova station-wagon with the intention of building our next race car. I remember asking Dad: “why a wagon” and he simply said, “because they’re different…and they’re cool”. And for many years it was pretty darn cool and one of the fastest and most consistent cars at the local track. As I moved onto high school and then college Dad sold the car and moved onto his next project…but the wagon was always special. Then one day the phone rang and a voice said, "would you like your wagon back?" I couldn’t believe it, so I said let’s get it home and see if we can fix what needs fixing and go racing again....together!
THE RETURN OF THE WAGON: PART THREE
Here we go! Off to Gateway Motorsports Park, the drag strip that I practically grew up at. The last time we ran the wagon here was in the mid 90’s before the track was renovated and expanded. It was fitting to make my first run back here where I have so many memories of this great sport and the hard-working, friendly racers that chase their dreams at high speed!