Who: Keith Brogdon
What: 1955 Chevy Bel Air
Why you care: 36 years of original ownership
Keith Brogdon knows how to build a lightweight car and isn't afraid to race it. The interior and exterior of his ’55 Bel Air sport custom fiberglass panels, air cleaner, speed cluster, console and dashboard. Up top, an Edelbrock carburetor and manifold collect air and fuel, and then pass the mixture through a set of Dart heads to a 355ci small-block Chevy. Bordon chose a 700-R4 to turn the driveshaft which spins a 3.55:1 Positraction rear end, all while 13-inch Corvette brakes do the stopping on all four corners. The Bel Air rolls on 18-inch Boyd Magnetos wrapped in Nitto Extreme NT555 tires. Brogdon says he hasn't been to the quarter mile track in 30 years, but he does autocross the Chevy on a regular basis.