CRIDERSVILLE - Tom Purdy’s dad was a hot-rodder in the late 1940s, and his father’s love for cars was passed down to his son.
“I have just always been a car person,” Purdy said.
Purdy brought his 1967 Chevy Corvette convertible to the Westgate Charity Car Show last June. He had owned the car for one year at that time.
Some Corvette enthusiasts felt the 1967 Corvette was better than previous years. The body’s lines ran smoother than before. The front vents included in the fender increased from three to five smaller ones, giving the car a sense of balance. The Chevy Corvette has been in production for 60 years and maintains the respect of all sports car lovers.
Purdy’s 1967 ‘Vette includes a 427 engine and four-speed manual transmission.
When asked what makes this his favorite car he said, “Everything about it: the color, it being a convertible, getting ice cream … everything.”