'69 Camaro Ken Marchant Troutdale, OR
Ken Marchant spent a week laughing at the Craigslist ad for this '69 Camaro and the ludicrous asking price of $2,000. Some misguided gearhead had dropped it on a homemade 4x4 frame back in the '70s. Despite that, Ken did end up with the contraption in his garage once the price was negotiated down significantly, after which he immediately removed from the frame. Since the body and chassis were so cut up, Ken has decided he may go with a NASCAR-esque, all-business kind of look, but with a few modern niceties like A/C and a five-speed.
'69 Mustang • Ken True • Georgetown, TN
Always being on the lookout for "field bloomers" is how Ken True spots his neglected muscle car projects. He'd racked up a few when his two sons, Nick and Austin, asked if they could have one of the cars when they turned 16. "No way," Ken thought at first, then he decided to make them a deal; if the boys were willing to put time and money into the car and work on it with him, Ken would give it to them for their 16th birthday. Nick, 16, immediately took him up on the offer and picked out this '69 Mustang. It's come a long ways with lots of bodywork and patching along the way, and the end is nearly in sight. The real goal all along, however, was for Ken to spend some quality time with his son and teach him to take pride in something he built.