Name: Mitch Kelly from The Crazy Painters
Vehicle: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle
Wheels: American Racing three-piece Forged VF308
- Front Sizing: 19×9 with 0mm offset
- Rear Sizing: 20×12 with a -25mm offset
- Finish: Gloss Black with custom color matched accents
Vehicle Modifications: When building this 1969 Chevelle we put extensive work into the chassis and body. Along with giant Wilwood brakes. The engine is an LS swap and interior of the vehicle is completely custom.
How did you get into Classic Cars and Hot Rods?
“My Dad, Tom Kelly, started lettering Funny Cars back in the day and custom cars over the years. I naturally fell into his footsteps and picked up the other side of it by being a car builder as well as a painter. I have been building cars for the last 40 years.”
What made you choose this particular vehicle and how did you obtain it?
“We had a 1970 Chevelle that we wanted to build but decided to trade it in for a 1969 Chevelle since everyone builds 1970 Chevelle’s.”
What is the car primarily used for?
“The car is used to promote our shop as well as all the vendors who supplied products for the car. I love that the car will be on the internet for everyone to see it and share it.”
Why did you choose American Racing?
“I’m a tried and true American Racing fan. I have been using American Racing wheels for the last 15 years, on all my cars! It’s an old relationship and it’s not going to be broken anytime soon.”
Any future plans for this vehicle or any new builds on the horizon?
“The car just came back from the Portland Roadster Show where it won, “Best Street Machine” and “Best Pro Touring.” Next, it will be going to the Rodeo Dive Concours d’Elegance show in Beverly Hills. It will also be back at SEMA this year in the FiTech Booth.”
“We are starting on our SEMA 2020 project 1957 Chevy Bel Air that will be in Edelbrock’s booth. Of course, it will be on American Racing wheels. We went a bit crazy with the wheels on the Chevelle and I can’t wait to see what we can do for the 57 Bel Air.”