b'Runner convertible, and told you wedas Luke grew into a wonderful youngRide of Your Life, (ROYL) Garage, fill in a lot of the details later. Thatteenager.Then one day, the familyin Georgia and thats where they took said, welcome to later.washitbydevastatingnewsthatstockofeverythinggoodandbad, The Road Runner in questionLukewasdiagnosedwithcancerbegan sorting things out, and the film-is, in fact, a legitimate factory original(Leukemia).Theywereconvincedingbeganbackinlate2020. The 999codePettyBlueRoadRunnerthatnothingwouldstopthemfromcrewatROYLGaragerippedthe convertible,whichmakesitaveryhelpingLukegetthroughthetoughslightlyrustyconvertiblelimb-from-rare bird indeed. It was also a 383timesandthestrong Adamsfamilylimb, installed a fair amount of fresh four-speed car, one of only 769 built,went all-in with a can-do attitude. Atsteel,gotthewholecararrow-soitwasascarcemachineinanythis time, the convertible belonged tostraight, and then reapplied the gor-geousPettyBluepaintandstripes you see here.Thingshadgonealong smoothlythroughouttherestountil the middle of last year, when, unfortu-nately,theallcarsarenotcreated equal fairy came and landed square-lyontopofthewholeoperation. They have some amazing restoration guys in the land at ROYL Garage, but unfortunately, this was their first effort at restoring an old rare Mopar, and, beingusedtofixingChevysand Mustangs,progresscametoahalt whentheyknewtheywereinover theirheadswiththisbirdandYear One simply didnt have the parts they needed to finish putting the car back together. Having a few Mopar con-nections,Courtneyreachedoutto Phil Painter, who she knew through theMoparsattheStripshowin Vegas, and Phil suggested a visit with Casper,Wyomingnative John Huff. Johns well-known for his unbeliev-able efficient restoration process and the attention to detail that comes out ofhisshop,andespeciallyforhis worktogetthePassonfive-speed trannysoffthegroundandintothe tunnelsofMopars.Johntruly believes in helping, especially when it color. Given that Petty left Plymoutha family member and was a projectcomes to Mopars and pretty women. to drive for Ford in 1969, Petty Blue iscar missing just about everything. ToHevolunteeredtohelpwithgetting darnedscarceonany69RoadhelpfinanceLukesmedicaltreat- theRoadrunnerrestorationbackon Runner,letaloneaconvertible,so,ments,theRunnerwassoldtoatrackandtruckedouttoAtlanta thiswasanextremelyscarcefriend of the family and it sat idle in aGeorgia with one of his A-855 Passon machine even back when it was new. garage untouched. Then, a compli- five-speedsandanicelywarmed Luke Adams,ataveryyoungage,catedchainofeventsoccurred,over 440 built by Steve Hinkley. While was diagnosed with autism and he,Courtney Hansen got wind of how thethere, John met and worked with the likehisfatherBill,lovedattendingPlymouthhadbeensoldtobenefitamazing ROYL Garage crew to help Mopar car shows. Luke connected, ofLuke, and it was a slam dunk that thisorganizeanddirectanefficient course, to the Plymouth Roadrunnercar had to be restored and returnedrestorationprocess.Afteraweeks due to the Warner Brother emblemsnot only to the family, but they wantedstay, Johns work was done, and he andallthecoolthingsthatmaketo present the Road Runner to LukeheadedbacktoWyoming.Thats Moparmusclecars.Truly,Moparhimself. And that, Mopar friends, isaboutwherethingswerewhenyou was a family addiction and Luke fellhowthewholethingstarted. Thefirstsawthiscarlastyearat in,hook-line-sinker! YearswentbyRunnermadeitswaytohershop, 76MOPAR COLLECTORS GUIDE'