Between traveling to assorted races to provide on site customer support or repairs for other racers in need and running CRT Transmissions, Steve Cannizzio hasn’t had the time he would have liked to devote to this project. A recent divorce and shop move from Zephyrhills to a better location in Clearwater near Sunshine Dragstrip further delayed the project but it’s nearly ready to hit the track now.
He took delivery of the chassis nearly three years ago and started plugging away when time allowed. Robert Coady of Category 5 Race Cars handled assorted fabrication to mount the Suncoast Race Cars 68 Camaro body. Recently local racer Darren Burns has helped out with plumbing the fuel system and clear coating the air brush work done by Gary Smith, among other things. Darren also works at Sunshine Dragstrip doing the track prep there and other general maintenance as needed.
Gary stopped by to work some more on the art while I was there to finish the rear marker lights and bumper, as well as a custom Mighty Mouse graphic where the rear side window would be. With a few minor details left to wrap up on the car Steve says he is looking to hit the track in a week or two for shakedown runs and they are busy getting the paint finished up to debut the car at the Gearhead Performance car show this coming Saturday.