Our 1967 Corvette “Spirit Of America” is a very special car to us.

With a son in the Marines for over 10 years now, we wanted to do something Patriotic to show support & raise awareness for all our troops & their families. We believe in staying united during these trying times and still believe in everyone’s right to pursue their American Dream because of our troops dedication and sacrifice.

The car is taken to various charity & military events as well as car shows.

What started out as a way to show support for my son’s Military choice quickly became a statement of appreciation to all troops and their families. It’s our way of saying Thank You to the Military for our freedom.

We are both very proud of you


“You don’t have to support a war to support a warrior”

United States at war




“Three Amigos”
Garth, Lee, Dick
Pearl Harbor Survivors

New Restoration

After 10 years, the old ‘Vette’ is ready for a complete frame off restoration.

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Nick Jensen

Nick Jensen, the owner of “Rent & Repair LLC” along with Mark Mallek, the owner of “Mark of Excellence Body Works” will team up to restore the Spirit of America to better than new.

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Mark Mallek

The body will be removed and restored along with the frame. Every nut and bolt, and all lines replaced. New rubber bushings, shocks, and suspension.

The original “327” engine will be replaced with a factory GM “427” Tri-Power engine built up 600 HP. A Tremec 5 speed transmission will be added.

All of the interior will get sound deadening, all new carpet and custom seats. A new custom sound system with bluetooth will be installed.

The Vette will have Borgenson custom power steering, factory power brakes, power windows with all new glass and a factory air conditioning unit. It will retain the factory side pipes and bolt on wheels fitted with Michelin tires supplied by Discount Tire and custom red lined by Diamond Back Tire Company.


Ryno Templeton

After the car is painted white, Ryno Templeton, the owner of “Blasted By Ryno” in Anaheim, CA will airbrush by hand the new American flag with House Of Kolor paint.

Check out the progress by clicking on the the transformation page (clickable link).