A family project was made to order and completed on time.
The Germain family are a little bit of a gear head family. One project on their books was a 1954 Chevy Belair. This is a chopped beast with a unique line using a Hudson roof, giving it a profile of a 1940’s Mercury. Patriarch Bernie has been tinkering with it over the last couple years, but sometimes a deadline is needed.
Bernie explains his son Andrew is to graduate this spring and hoped he could use the car. The family got down to work. Between his day job and insulating the garage to keep warm, he set to work
Daughter Lydia (who, in Grade 6, has a Camaro in waiting) helped to build and install the bored out small block 350 with dual quad carburetors mated to a Turbo 350. Local tuner Greg Benzon took a turn at tuning it up for performance and drivability.
Bernie’s wife Carol took the lead on the car’s look. The car has a Punisher theme and the familiar Punisher skull is featured under the hood, on the wheels, and in the interior. She worked hard upholstering the seats with the Punisher logo. She also created unique interior panels and door cards using a collage of Punisher comic book pages.
The exterior is painted a plain flat black, but that look is expected to change. In fact, it will change any time the car goes out.
The car is actually painted with chalkboard paint. They had an artist decorate the car for the graduation weekend (and Andrew’s 18th birthday). The plan is when they take the Punisher to car shows, spectators can sign or draw on it.