b'D avidFinkawas,sound of a rumbling engine at a stoplightyoure just now mentioning you have a admittedly,life- causes the worlds problems to melt awayHemi Coronet?A few questions later, long Chevy guy everfor a little while.Davids life of design- David was completely dumbstruck.Not since he was in highing high-end houses and taking occasion- only did Norm have a Hemi Coronet R/T, school and had a 69alfundriveswithhistwoChevysbut it was also a 68 special ordered car SSCamaroforhiswouldveremainedhisnormalstateofthat hed bought new and driven almost daily driver hot rod.A bit of water hasexistence,probablyforever,haditnotdaily all the way up to 1995!Even being passed under the bridge since then, Davidbeen for a completely chance, and off- a Chevy guy, David knew that was some-went off to college, became quite a suc- the-cuff, conversation with his father-in- thing extremely unusual, but Norm didnt cessfularchitectinOrangeCounty,law, Norm Spencer. seemtothinkmuchaboutitorsound California, married a lovely lady namedNorm entered Davids life backvery enthused about it, so that conversa-Kris, and as a bit of a diversion from thein 1999 when he did a concrete job fortion ended, and over the next few years, pressuresofdesigningupscalehousesDavidsmother-in-law,Luetta.Normevery so often, the Dodge turned up in and figuring out how to make them standmet Luetta, they fell in love and got mar- conversationagain,until2013,when up, years ago, to relive his high schoolried, and it wasnt until Norm attended aDavid couldnt resist any longer and he glory days, he bought himself a Corvettesmall car show with David in 2007 thathad to see this thing for himself.He and and a cruiser-quality 69 Camaro with ahe finally said something to the effect of,Krisdroveuptothesmallairfieldin small block in it.Hes never been a hard- Ive got an old 68 Hemi Coronet sittingChester,Normopenedthedoorsand core car guy, or been obsessed with them,in my airplane hangar up north in Chesterflippedonthelights,thenpointedat butjustlikealmostanyred-blooded(California).Davidwasabitdumb- something sitting under an old car cover Americanboy,hesalwayshadasoftstruck and, admittedly, his first thoughtagainst the wall. David pulled the cover spot in his heart for cool cars, and thewasIveknownyoueightyearsandoff and just about keeled over.There was 80MOPAR COLLECTORS GUIDE'