Steve Beck bought this 1965 GT350 for $900 on his 18th birthday, hoping to make an impression at his first big job interview as a mechanic. He got the job as soon as they saw the Shelby, and after years of track days, vintage racing, and more than a few speeding tickets, Beck is still going pedal to the metal in the legendary pony car. A veteran of California’s Willow Springs International Raceway since the 1970s, Beck returns in his GT350, looks through the windshield, and feels 18 years old all over again.

This is a Breakdown of Hagerty’s Flat Out video series, where we dig deeper into the stories and people behind the cars tearing it up on the track. Be sure to check out the GT350 on the move in its Flat Out episode here.