Pretty simple. I was always into old cars. My father, Charlie Pinto, was always into old cars. In 1968, he took a '66 Mustang 2+2 Fastback and did so many mods on it, it was damn near unrecognizable. He chopped out a cabriolet top, mounted '63 Imperial headlights on the front, and '59 Caddy tailfins on the back. Then he painted it Corvette Bronze and drove it around for a while. He sold it before I was old enough to know what it was, and this is the only picture of it that exists. (Where the car is I have know idea) I always wanted to do something like it, and over the years I had a ton of old cars but never any lettuce or time or a garage.
I always wanted a car with big fins. By the time I could afford one, I couldn't afford one anymore. '50s car price started getting krazy nuts high in the '90s, so in 2000, when my wife, my father and I moved to Florida, he made the suggestion...
"Why not put fins on the Chevy?"
That simple sentence would turn into years of hard work, time, some money, and a lot of crazy looks from a lot of people!