It was late in the afternoon during the middle of the week. I had just walked down to my shop, Bad Andy’s Speed Shop, when I heard a vehicle pull up to my door. A nicely dressed gentleman stepped out of his sports car and walked over to several of my classics sitting in the drive. I had backed them out earlier, in order to get to one of my other projects to work on.
Hot-rodding legend Pete Chapouris passed away January 6 due to complications from a stroke. He was 76. Chapouris grew up in El Monte, California, and started “cruisin’ the boulevards” as a young hot rodder with his friends around 1955.