2007– Celebrity Build

2007 Ground Up Celebrity Build


Celebrity Build Unveiling of Jon Runyan’s 1970 Chevelle Convertible
9th Spring Classic Car Show in Fitchburg, MA April 20-22, 2007

The beginning of 2007 has been an exciting time at Ground Up as we have been working with the guys at Celebrity Build, Rowe Performance, and Carl’s Collision to bring Philly Eagles lineman Jon Runyan’s 1970 Chevelle convertible to life.

This car was built using off the shelf parts from our warehouse here in Meriden, CT. We left it up to the boys at Carl’s Collision to take these parts and craft them into the pro touring machine you see here.

The car was finally unveiled at noon at the 9th Spring Classic Car Show in Fitchburg, MA on April 21st. Ground Up was proud to be invited to the show and we were just as excited as Mr. Runyan to see how the car came out.

It just so happened to be the nicest day of the year so far, so Don and Paul headed up with Don’s 1970 Chevelle SS convertible armed with catalogs and a camera to take part in the festivities. They had the privilege of meeting George Barris, one of the most respected hot rod builders of all time (i.e. The Batmobile, etc.), as well as Jon Runyan and all the guys who made this build possible.

Also showcased where some of the nicest local classic cars around. We saw everything from The Judge to Herbie. We even had the pleasure of meeting some of the customers we talk to on phone all the time! All in all, it was a terrific turnout and the show was enjoyed by all.

Click here to find out more about Celebrity Build and for show times.

Click here for info on Rowe Performance

Click here for info on Carl’s Collision

Click here for info on JBGraphix

Click here for info on Barris Kustom Industries

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