Looking to build a 30's style roadster, Chris decided to create his roadster from a '67 Chevy Blazer. The incredable body mods start with cutting down the windsheild and A-pilars four inches, then lay them back five-degrees. The doors were cut down to match the A-pilar/door intersection and rear quarter panels, making them even. A functional Goodmark steel cowl induction hood was matched up to the Goodmark steel front fenders. A new Goodmark steel tailgate and Sir Michaels steel rear roll pan and Watson's billet taillights clean up the rear. A Jim Myers Racing custom built frame, Chris Alston rear end, Air Ride Technologies pneumatic suspension, Baer disc brakes with six-piston calipers and 14-inch rotors. Blaze rolls on a set of Fesler FS 906 polished aluminum wheels 20x8 front and 22X11 rear, wraped in B.F. Goodrich rubber. The grunt comes from a GM Performance LS1 crate engine with a FAST intake manifold and throttle body, Sanderson headers, flow into a pair of Flowmaster mufflers and exhaust. The engine electrical is cordinated by a Accel Gen 7 computer system, a 4L65E transmission is activated by Mastershift paddles, that were installed on a Flaming River steering column/linkage capped with a Fesler custom billet aluminum steering wheel. A huge Kicker sound system with a Pioneer in-dash DVD, Teas Design bucket seats covered with Matrix Autotrim leather and Mercedes carpet, provide creature comfort.
Recently Chris entered the Goodguys Street Machine of the Year Street Challenge Autocross in Columbus, Ohio where he put his driving skills and Blaze's power and handling performance on the line. The tight turn autocross circut was a challenge for "Blaze" but it faired well against the sporty Camaros, Mustangs, and Novas.