What Happens When You Give A 16-Year-Old A Blown Corvette?

We can become quite cynical at times. When you ask a question like this, there is usually one response that filters to the surface, but it this case, you couldn’t be further from the truth.

Tommy Lee Byrd was given the perfect opportunity to prove all the naysayers right. But instead, he has used the opportunity to embed a lifestyle of automotive fun into his family life.

The Corvette came into the Byrd's life when Tommy Lee's dad was hired to repair the car, finally applying the Medium-Blue Imron paint the day before Tommy Lee was born.

Tommy has assembled this video to tell the story about his Corvette. This 1964 Corvette has been around the Byrd residence as long as Tommy Lee has been. A well-known painter in their hometown, Tommy Lee’s dad painted the car the day before Tommy Lee was born.

A consummate car-guy, Tommy Lee explains not only about the car, but also tells how the car helped to shape who he has become and how it has cemented itself into the Byrd family story.

The car eventually worked its way into the family, and as the title states, Tommy Lee eventually became the car’s caretaker. Much like life itself, the story of this car weaves its way in through the very fabric of Tommy Lee’s family. Many of us have similar stories of cars and the parts they’ve played in our lives, but many times, we’re too busy to acknowledge them until it’s too late.

The car is now bringing thrills to the third generation of the Byrd family.

Whether you’re just looking for something to do for a few minutes, or could use a great pick-me-up story to help put everything back into focus, take a few minutes to find out what actually DOES happen when you give a 16-year-old a blown 1964 Corvette. You’ll be glad you did!

About the author

Andy Bolig

Andy has been intrigued by mechanical things all of his life and enjoys tinkering with cars of all makes and ages. Finding value in style points, he can appreciate cars of all power and performance levels. Andy is an avid railfan and gets his “high” by flying radio-controlled model airplanes when time permits. He keeps his feet firmly grounded by working on his two street rods and his supercharged C4 Corvette. Whether planes, trains, motorcycles, or automobiles, Andy has immersed himself in a world driven by internal combustion.
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