Road and Track recently broke news (Dec 27,2013) about a Lee Morris, owner of FStoppers Photography, who recently surprised his father with the car of his dreams for Christmas, an original 1968 Chevrolet Camaro convertible in hugger orange. Fortunately for us, Lee Morris also produced a little video chronicling the story and big reveal.
According to Morris, he searched high and low for a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro convertible in hugger orange. Eventually after losing out in an auction for one, he settled on a red one instead. After the purchase, his friend convinced him to paint the convertible hugger orange instead, which they eventually did.
“On the one full day that I helped his team paint there were about 6 guys working on the car. It took 3 of us 4 hours just to tape off the rally stripes. We worked for 16 hours that day painting the orange and then putting 3 layers of clear over the whole car. This experience gave me a new understanding and appreciation for the work that goes into bringing these vintage cars back to life. Justin’s attention to detail was incredible.”
After taking some requiste photos of the newly painted Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, Lee Morriss printed some photos of the car which he gave to his father for Christmas along with a set of keys. Little did Lee Morris’s father know, but those keys belonged to an actual 1968 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, just as he dreamed.
It's always a pleasure to give back to your parent's in a way that they would appreciate. Especially in the automotive world where ultimately the goal of most auto enthusiasts is to satisfy their wants and needs, it's rare this time of year to come across a story where the goal is to give back and pay it forward.
Source: Road and Track