AUSSIE BEN BRAY UNVEILS PLANS FOR '79 VETTE TOP DOORSLAMMER
Ben Bray is going old school again.
The two-time ANDRA Top Doorslammer champion will abandon his Holden Monaro in favor of a unique Murray Anderson-built 1979 Chevrolet Corvette for next season.
“It’s gonna be another great Murray Anderson car and he estimates it will be finished in about four months,” said Bray. “With a bit of luck, it will be as good as the other cars he’s built for me.”
Bray believes the new car will present a better aerodynamic package similar to another classic Chevrolet icon.
“I’m really a 1963 Corvette kind of guy,” admitted Bray. “I wanted to be a bit different and Murray provided the opportunity. I wanted a new car and dad, along with Murray, made a deal.”
Why an outside-of-the-normal 1979 Corvette?
“Have you ever met Murray Anderson?” Bray asked. “He’s not normal. Everyone has a square this big? Murray doesn’t have a square. It’s an Anderson bubble, as it is called. If Murray can think it, he will build it. When he builds it, it is fantastic.”
Once the Corvette is complete, this won’t be the first time he’s raced a classic hot rod. He drove a 1957 Chevrolet to two championships.
“When the Monaro deal came along, I jumped right into it, and now it is time to go back old school,” said Bray.
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