Attending drag racing events at the Naval Auxiliary Air Station in Charlestown, Rhode Island, in the late 1950s and early 1960s left an indelible mark on a young Bob Chaves. Seeing big Chevys, Pontiacs, Fords, and Mopars battle it out for quarter-mile supremacy stirred a longing to one day own a similar machine. Though a number of his buddies were racing Chevrolets, it was his friend Gary Smith’s 1963 Plymouth that caused him to gravitate toward the Chrysler products. With the release of the 1964 Plymouth Savoy, which Bob calls “the best looking car I had ever seen,” he was hooked.

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