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1990 Chevrolet Corvette

After the team’s Suzuki GSR-1000 was retired from racing in 2015, Sgt. Welch decided to make the switch to something with 4-tires & doors.  He found this brown, tired, and worn-out C4 sitting behind the owner’s garage in Asheville, NC.  Seeing potential, it did not take long to decide to grab a trailer and give this Corvette a new life.

The original L98 5.7l got a tear-down and refresh, and the car went on a pretty significant “diet.”  A 6-point roll cage was installed, and the car was prepped for paint.  After a couple weeks at Elite Auto Collision in Lawrenceville, Ga, it’s original brown paint was replaced with a fresh “hot rod” black paint.  AKO Signs of Athens, GA provided the design and application of graphics for the car, and showed why they are one of the best in the business.  After paint and graphics, it was ready for lights.  Madden & Associates coordinated with Whelen Engineering to fit the car with a 36” Whelen Legacy LED light bar to complete the appearance package.  

The engine package in this car has since been converted from the factory TPI to a traditional carburetor set-up, and it puts power to the track through it’s Mickey Thompson 29” slicks mounted on light-weight Vision aluminum wheels.

Please feel free to contact Sgt. Welch at mark.welch@gwinnettcounty.com if you would like the team to attend your event or visit your school.

Absolutely NO TAX DOLLARS are used in any  portion of this program, and all funding comes from personal investment of team members, as well as valuable donations from supporters in our community.

None of this would be possible without the generous support of the following contributors and donors:

Todd Browning and the Elite Auto Collision Family

Madden and Associates

Whelen Engineering

AKO Signs