The car that’s built is the most special kind of car.
Especially the car that was built with Dad.
You calloused your hands, bloodied your knuckles, wrenched to exhaustion, and learned lifelong lessons during those invaluable hours.
Today, we celebrate Father’s Day with these special Father/Son builds shared by fans of the Summit Racing Facebook page. If you have your own Father/Son or Father/Daughter build, please post it in the comments below.
Tyler and Father: 1965 Ford Falcon
“Me and my dad’s work in progress. 65 falcon has a built 289 right now with about 310 hp according to the desk top dyno. Dad wants to get a Mustang 2 suspension and put a bbf 521 stroker in it. I want to put a 408 C stroker in it converted to run on E85 so we can have about 12.0 compression.”
Jarrett and Father: Chevy Nova
“This is my first car, my dad and I fixed it up for my 16th birthday.”
Brian and Father: Ford Mustang
“My Father will be 75 in another month, this is his 1st car we’ve worked [on] together. 347 5spd, and he isn’t afraid to run it.”
Travis and Father: 1991 Pontiac Firebird
“My ’91 Firebird Special Edition. My father and I did the engine together. I did almost all of the work while my father would pitch in advice when needed. It isn’t the first time we had done a car together, not by a long shot but this is my first car and it was what he used to nail down the final details I needed to know about building a car and taking care of it.”
Ted and Father: 1966 Chevy Caprice
“1966 Caprice. It is my high school car from 1987 and my son and I just finished the restoration. It was my first car, and now I’m giving it to him for his first car. We did the entire build at home without hiring out any of the work. He put a ton of work into it and learned a lot.”
Scott and Father: Dodge Neon SRT-4
Sam and Father: Aluminum Lawn Tractor
“It’s [an] all aluminum lawn tractor, 3 link chromoly ladder bar 25 v tween does 45 miles per hour built by me and my dad.”
Randy and Father: 1946 Ford
“My Dad sanding my first vehicle 1946 Ford. The truck behind him was a 1973 Ford F150 I totaled on a date when i went to the movie Poltergeist. I still have his 2nd new truck 1985 F150 302 I’m working on currently 33,000 miles, love ya Dad and Miss ya.”
Patrick and Father: 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
“1966 Ford Mustang Coupe. Father-son project back in 2008 and then finished project in 2010. Daily driven 289ci with some mild work (original motor) and original c4 transmission as well. Learned a lot and still learning more every day! Something always needs to be fixed.”
Mike and Father: 1965 Chevy Corvette
“I’m 43 years old and just last year had the privilege of building a 1965 Corvette Roadster with my dad, who is now 66 year’s old. Best year of my life!
Liam and Father: 1987 Chevy Camaro IROC-Z
“I bought my first car which was a ’87 IROC-Z when I was 15 years old and my dad taught me everything he knew about working on cars with this Camaro (he was an ex-mechanic). We did a 305 to 350 engine swap and tons of other work together on it. I’ve had her for 6 years now and counting!”
“Me and my dad didn’t just build cars….we crafted engine blocks. R.I.P Dad.”
Joe and Father: Chevy Camaro
“3 years and still going, thanks dad for all the hard work.”
Ernest and Father: 1974 Chevy Vega
“My first car my dad and I built was a 74 GT Vega. Swapped out the dead 4 cyl for a V6 drive train from a donor Monza from Dietz junk yard. Drove that car cross country while in the Navy.”
Dalton and Father: 1964 Pontiac Tempest
“Built my baby with my dad. 1964 Pontiac Tempest. 389.”