Bonnie displays the Karen Ann Excellence Award for Joe Drum, one of the original group of
Joe Drum (right) tells Rob and Bob that he waited 30 years to buff out the paint "just to
Bonnie congratulates herself on having kept the project a secret for nearly a year.
The buffet dinner that followed allowed plenty of time for reminiscing, as well as a detailed discussion of the upgrades to Karen Ann. Corvette Fever Editor Alan Colvin made a special trip to Pennsylvania for the day to participate in the festivities and acknowledge the support provided by many of CF's leading advertisers.
In the weeks that have followed, Karen Ann has traveled nearly a thousand miles already, with just a few minor tweaks needed to keep her running smoothly and safely.
In the next few months, we will run a series of articles that will detail many of the upgrades that resulted in this gorgeous, safe, and reliable restomod C1.
And, for all you purists out there, all the modifications were done with an eye toward reversal just in case some future restorer wants to return Karen Ann to her original '59 configuration. But, frankly, since she's such a pleasure to drive just the way she is, we can't imagine why anyone would want to.
Alan Colvin adds his autograph to those of others who supported the project.
Bob even created a commemorative booklet that includes a full narrative of the work done,
Rob is joined by (left to right) Bob Morgan, Joe Drum, and Bruce Jones, who were all prese
Well-lubricated with 10W-Heinekin, Rob shares his excitement with his friends from the ear
Rob and Karen Ann are surrounded by those who had a hand in the recreation.
A man, his Corvette, a beer, and a golf course. Who could ask for more?
Rob shares a tender moment with his wife, Bonnie.
CF's Alan Colvin shares a joyous moment with Rob, his wife Bonnie (second from left), and
9 SOURCESSpecial thanks to the following CF advertisers that helped with product and technical support.
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Stainless Steel Brakes CorporationClarence, NY 800/448-7722www.stainlesssteelbrakes.comFour-wheel disc-brake conversion kit
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