East Cobb’s Dan Duffy knew it was going to take some time to create a masterpiece.
After three years, he finally got what he wanted - a Tri-Five Chevy that no one had seen before.
“It was a creation and design I’ve had for a couple of years,” said Duffy of his custom 1956 Chevrolet. “We wanted to build something really unique.”
One of the biggest changes to the car, which probably goes unnoticed by most people who see the car, is that car builder Tommy Manner cut the Chevy in half from top to bottom.
“I took pictures of ‘56 Chevrolets and I would cut them up with razor blades and re-position things,” said Manner about how the look of the car was created. “I decided to cut right down that chrome line from end to end and remove three inches.”
The “chop” gives the car a unique look and stance. Tr-Five Chevys are cars built by the company from 1955-1957.
Last year, Duffy’s car won the AJC / Creeper’s Car Club Cup at the club’s annual show.
“The Creepers show, without question, is one of the finest shows in the Southeast,” Duffy said.
This year’s Creepers’s Fun Run #29 will take place on June 8 at Marietta’s Jim R. Miller Park.
In addition to the cars, there will be food, music, a swap meet, and door prizes.
One lucky car owner will be selected to win the 2019 AJC Creepers Car Club Cup.
The show begins at 8 a.m. and costs $5 for admission, with free entry for children under 12. It ends at 3 p.m.
All the show’s proceeds will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Children’s Miracle Network, and Special Olympics Cobb County.
Last year, the club raised $31,000 for the three charities.
The Creepers Car Club was started in Smyrna in August 1960 by several men who shared similar interests in hot rods, car shows and drag racing, said Greg Grier, chairman of the show.
The Club has grown to include members from all over the state. Membership requires owning a car from year 1972 or older.
“Creepers” are those flat sliding devices used by mechanics to get underneath a car.
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