1970 Plymouth Superbird restoration gets green light for Kuwait
Image: Jim Verhey
A firm based in Colorado Springs that specialises in restoring classic cars has achieved something special this month by winning an invitation to an exclusive event held in far-off Kuwait.
Jim Verhey, who owns Reincarnation Auto Restoration, has made customer Warren Dean particularly happy because his efforts to rejuvenate the 1970 Plymouth Superbird have proved so successful that they have gained international recognition.
The invitation allows the vehicle to take part in the Kuwait Concours D'Elegance in February 2012. This event is a competition for classic cars from across the globe which began life nine decades ago in France and has since toured the world.
Mr Verhey explained that he loved participating in classic car shows with models he has restored at his business, but said that finding the right vehicle was difficult because it would often be down to random chance that a particularly spectacular example would be discovered.
Only 50 cars are chosen to participate in the Kuwait Concours and the best part for both Verhey and Dean is that they will not have to pay a penny for the trip and will be able to take their wives at no extra charge.