Owner: Jake brown
Location: Oroville, Washington
Vehicle: 1969 Chevrolet El Camino
Wheel Info: Set 1: American Racing Torq Thrust 2 VN405 17×7 fronts, 18×10 rear. Tire Size: 215/40 17 on the front and 295/40 18 on the rears.
Set 2: American Racing Classic 200s VN420 15×8.5. Original 1960s coke bottles! Tire Size: 265/50 r15
How long have you owned this car? Since I was 15 years old.
Why this car? I have Always like El Caminos. And in my opinion 1969 is the most outstanding year as far as looks.
How many cars have you built? This is my first personal build. I bought it when I was 15 and it took me three years to build the car. I have been working at body shops and been a part of other builds since getting mine done though.
What got you into muscle cars? My dad brainwashed me from an early age. I didn’t play little league or go fishing. We worked on corvettes and rebuilt Holley carburetors.
What’s your earliest memory of muscle cars? I remember be very young and my dad taking me for rides in his 1965 Corvette. I could barely see over the dash but I could always see the speedometer so I knew that wherever we were going we were getting there quickly.
Any racing accomplishments? Do speeding tickets count? Haha
What does American Racing Wheels mean to you and why did you choose our wheels? Very few brands have stood the test of time and American racing is one of them. They were cool then and they are cool now. You just can’t go wrong because they will never go out of style.
Any future plans for the car? I have a Muncie four speed to stick in it and I would like to build a hot small block or mild big block for it. Maybe some minor suspension upgrades and then some tunes!!!!