Light Your Fire
Big wheels, big brakes, big block, big car
While the rest of the world was flipping their collective wigs over the 1957 Chevy Bel Air, Buick was across town enjoying their classier counterpart. Fraught with chrome and fins and everything good and right in space-age America, the ‘57 Buicks were a sight to behold.
American cars have become sought after in countries abroad, and why not? The styling, power and overall aura cannot be found elsewhere. These are the cars that songs are written about, that star in our favorite movies; classic cars are an integral part of Americana. It comes as no surprise that a young man in Australia could fall in love with our vehicular lifestyle. A particular young man was one Adam Cleary of Sydney Australia, and although he had his dream car built in his head, building it in real life was another matter. Thanks to strict regulations surrounding custom work, shop rates can be several times higher down under compared to the U.S. Enter Chad Canerday, proprietor of Chad’s Auto Glass in California. Friends for years, Chad and Adam cooked up a plan to build Adam’s dream sled stateside.