Well that has been quite the journey! I am very happy with the result. I know it isn't a numbers correct restoration. But it is burning gas and smashing bugs! I have been to it's first car show. You can tell the Corvette guys by their reaction, "aftermarket" muttered under their breath, an quick glance under the hood and a walk-away. Well, the color should give that away! I AM HAVING A GREAT TIME! Driving my Corvette. No hangar queen, just a driver.
I love restorations as well as anyone, but I like your choice to create a nice driver.
I used to work at the Orange County Airport (now John Wayne) washing Private Planes in my youth. Some of those birds never left the hangar. We called those beautiful aircraft "Hangar Queens", I would have killed to fly one of them, but they just sat and had maintenance pulled and got washed once a week. Such a waste! I never did get my ticket, I still loved those Birds.