VSR Street Rod Project
Wayne Cherry had a distinguished 42-year career at General Motors that culminated in his being appointed only the fifth vice president of design in the company’s history. After retiring, he rekindled an interest in street rods. In his teens he’d modified and raced a D-Gas Chevy which led him to design a street rod of his own.
No stranger to concept cars, Cherry and his team at GM had churned out no fewer than 45 concept vehicles in six years, with more built for internal design reviews by senior GM brass. The difference this time was that he didn't have GM's design shops to build it. Instead, he leveraged his vast Detroit-based network. More than 30 companies contributed products or services to complete the project.
We were honored when he chose Race Car Replicas to construct the VSR. It features our signature TIG-welded aluminum monocoque chassis with Indy-car-style pushrod independent suspension front and rear with height-adjustable air springs. The picture above shows us building the car in front of Cherry's full-scale drawings.