Do you know anything about skaters besides Tony Hawk? Other than the obnoxious ones in high school who listened to Seven Seconds, I know nothing! However, that doesn’t deny the talent that they possess − the same talent that we often see in “extreme” sports that now are regular fare in the Olympics. One of the legendary pro skaters who’s still active is Josh Kalis, and his Michigan roots shine through when you take a gander at the Chevy he drives.
LSXTV.com tells the story −Kalis acquired a 1969 Camaro roller on a loan, then got stuck with it. Rather than let the rusty hulk go for under market value, he decided to exploit his misfortune and got his friends on board to build a “freeway racer.” Kalis learned how to weld on this car with the help of a friend, doing all of the cutting and adding the fender flares, the carbon fiber chin spoiler, mini tubs, and center exhaust. Under the hood you’ll find a 408ci LSX with a set of AFR heads and boosted with twin 66mm Bullseye turbo. Detroit Speed coilovers help the Camaro handle the 1200 horsepower when the road stops being straight.
Seeing the first-rate work on this F-body, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Kalis co-owns a shop with his buddies in Michigan called All Speed Customs. Seems like he’s got a thing for all things four-wheeled.