It’s been a while since I’ve posted a feel-good story, so here’s one that Ty emailed me about his very own pride and joy.

Ty is in his early 40’s and has been a serving member of the US Air Force for over 25 years. He sent off his first ever car, a 1971 Firebird, for quick paint job but things didn’t go exactly as planned. The ‘Bird ended up in “paint jail” at a panel shop for over 14 weeks, so he enlisted the great guys at Fletcher’s Customs to rescue the car and carry out the remaining work. Like most of us, Ty had a set budget to work within, but Chad Fletcher and his crew knew the car needed to be finished to a much higher standard than the money would allow, especially considering it was going to be returned to someone who has been serving their country. So with that in mind, Chad set about to drum up support from a number of companies and individuals who donated various parts and services, and the car went on to become a full-fledged Pro-Touring masterpiece, concluding with a spot at SEMA and an appearance on the television show PowerBlock .

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