Originally Posted by Mike.Phillips@Autogeek
Do you wear a dress?
If so, you might be the friend she was talking about...
LOL. To be in the same room with Amy, I'd be willing to show up "Klinger-Styled" anyday.
Also some more info on CanAm body kits:
(Sourced from Bloomington Gold's website) Ralph Eckler
Vendor, Marketer, Collector & Restorer
“Broken Windshield and Flapping Fenders”
Walking into a salvage yard in 1961 was Ralph Eckler’s first step into Corvette history.
Driving out of that yard in a 1960 Corvette with a broken windshield and smashed fiberglass was his second step. The fenders flapped noisily and it looked like a sports car owned by the Beverly Hillbillies. “This is great,” the 20-year-old Ralph thought to himself. And it was the Corvette’s less-than-show room condition that set Ralph on his way during the early years of the Corvette Phenomenon.
Growing up working at his father’s shop and learning his main trade of fiberglass, Eckler used his skill and knowledge to restore his fender-flapping 1960. He began customizing body kits for all years of Corvette. He created the Can-Am wide body, hatch-back kits and one-piece tilt front ends. He quickly became known as the King of custom-bodied Corvettes. Although the Eckler brand didn’t quite jibe with the judging crowd, Eckler’s was a staple at Bloomington Gold from day one. Then, Ralph negotiated a restoration parts license agreement with GM allowing Eckler’s to use tooling and blueprints for discontinued parts and sell them as restoration parts. Ralph’s extreme passion for Corvettes turned into Eckler’s Corvette Parts serving the entire U.S. and beyond with every conceivable Corvette part and accessory. Now, Eckler’s was able to serve all market segments —custom to OEM.
Ralph Eckler made Corvette repair and modification practical long before the days of the current craze of aftermarket accessories. And with it he had a huge influence on the direction and enthusiasm of the Corvette Phenomenon.