You can walk into a hobby shop or even online and find models of Corvettes galore. Usually they are about 1:25 scale, fit nicely on the mantle, and come in protective little boxes that fully enclose the specimens.
So what if you wanted to do the same with a real Corvette? That’s what Chris Graff decided to do as a present for his father’s retirement. Chris purchased a 1954 Corvette and restored it over seven months, while Tom Kelly and the rest of the Graff’s dealership other than Chris’s father, Hank, designed a model box from a trailer to show it off in.
“We fell in love with a car box and we thought we’d build a car box at one point and time. That transformed from a trailer to a box to move a car around in,” said Tom Kelly, the dealership’s special projects manager in an MLive report. “We hated the feeling of going to a car show and having to cancel because of the weather.”
That motivation led to one of the most creative car gifts in history. The trailer is mostly class in front to show off the car, but has funny little features like Hank’s face as the presenter and an age of 16 or higher to use, as it does require a license. It also lights up in the evening with LED lights, creating a beautiful and modern perspective on the old Corvette. On the back, it has a life size photo of the car.