This past summer I did one car show, it was a Import by invitation only, which I did not realize till I got there. I did know it was an Import car show and that is usually the crowd or type of people who will actually stop and look at my build. At most domestic car shows if you don't have a 55 Chevy, 32 Ford, 68 Camaro etc. they just walk right on by, so frustrating. Anyway I was refused entry and I'm like what? It's a car show right, and then they explained it was by invite only. They had special cars coming in from all over the western U.S.. I was bummed, a rainy day and I try to avoid driving in the rain if possible. So I park my Monte and went in and talked to the Rally Sport Direct managers, went on about how my car was turbocharged and domestic etc. Mentioned I had bought parts from them that were on the car, la la la. I found the right ear as he knew the shop that built my car, he looked at it and told me to bring it in, the gate attendants were like no way, and in I came with the exhaust cutout open, idling along to my spot. Turned a lot of heads and had plenty of people stop by and really look over the car inside and out. Well an individual from our local news station KSL attended the event. He does to Detroit, Chicago, LA, Geneva, Berlin car shows etc. to see what is new. As luck would have it he had a Supercharged Regal years before and so he could appreciate all the work it took to get my Monte to where it is at. We exchanged numbers etc., about a month later I get a phone call from him, he needed and article to submit and wanted to do one on my Monte Carlo. Spent about 15 minutes with him on the phone answering his questions, offering up what I could. He requested I email him photo's immediately as he had a deadline to make. So I'm like this is too cool, did what he asked and about a week later the article on my Monte was published online. It takes a special person to ever appreciate the FWD Monte Carlo, glad he found my car and thought it was worthy. He said it really impressed him with what was done to the Monte, and he see's all the new Corvettes, BMW's etc,, so I felt it was extra neat that my car made an impression on him.
SALT LAKE CITY — There are plenty of speed freaks who would look past a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo —it’s front-wheel drive, it’s hard to get good aftermarket parts, so who would blame them? Greg Hubbs would. He bought his W-body new from Barber Brothers and has done nothing but turn overlookers into onlookers ever since.
Link to article:
Utahn custom builds high-performance Monte Carlo | KSL.com