Andy Reid, an engineer from Las Vegas, is the brilliant mind behind this 1975 Chevrolet Corvette “Bubble Ray” show car. This one-of-a-kind Corvette undoubtedly crack some necks from the speed people turn to gaze at it with amazement. Sure, it might not be something we would actually spend money on, but you can’t deny that it’s just obscurely awesome.
Reid bought the Corvette as a $1,000 jalopy and turned it into this thing you see today. He did all of the work himself, save the flashy paint job. Not only did he do nearly all of the work, he did it all within a single year. You see, Reid had become a passionate grease monkey at the age of 11, when he won his first soapbox derby in Golden, Colorado. He built the soapbox car with his father, and the rest was history.
“I learned to work with my hands and tools, equipment, different types of materials. It was something that always kind of came natural, getting my hands greasy,” notes Reid.
His work would eventually go on display at the SEMA show, and would even inspire a Hot Wheels toy car. Impressive to say the least, but now this builder is faced with the challenge of coming up with a build that’s even greater. So, naturally, Reid is now working on building an all-electric vehicle that can self-charge.
“Each one has to be bigger and better.” Indeed Mr. Reid, indeed.