Better Late Than Never
Our Vette Ride of the Month
Larry Drozd from Naples Florida is very representative
of most of the "hot rod" generation. As a young guy Larry was
waist deep into hot rodding. His previous love was a 63 C2 Corvette
roadster. The car according to Larry were very capable on both the
street and at shows.
the mid 60's reality set in and Larry was called by the military to
defend our country. After his tour in the Army Larry's efforts focused
on getting married and raising a family.
The hot rod bug had to take
a back seat for a while. The thing about the hot rod bug is that is
always comes back to bite you when thing loosen up a bit. Larry finally
retired to the good life in Florida and bought himself a well deserved
present, an 08 Z51 coupe in machine silver.
first retirement port of call was in Pensacola Florida. He served
as the VP in the Miracle Mile Corvette club in that city. A few
years back Larry and his wife. In search of the endless summer, moved
further South to Naples Florida where he is one of the "chief cooks and
bottle washers" in the Marco Island Corvette club.
08 coupe is a beautiful example of what we call the "subdued modified"
look. No heavy exterior mods distracts from the cars natural beauty
here. A Z06 rear spoiler, chrome wheels with drilled and slotted rotors
and Z51 badging spell street sleeper. The look has earned Larry a
garage full of trophy's from many of the shows he attends.
engine bay is another story, custom pained engine parts include fuel
rails, battery, water tank, brake and all other factory parts. Larry
installed an SLP Black Wing induction system, and a Flow Master exhaust
system to improve breathing. To really wake up the LS3 Larry had the
car dyno tuned and has pushed the cars performance well past the
factory's recommendations for sanity.
Larry's future plans for
the car include more engine bling and some carbon fiber exterior mods.
Larry told us that he really wants to install a supercharger, his wifes
response to his wish is "and people in hell want ice water". Our advise
is to keep on pushing Larry.
Congratulations to Larry and his wife Joann on their well deserved retirement and the great job on a beautiful car.
The Vette Nuts
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