This was an awesome project, the chance to restore the body on a 1955 Chevrolet hauler truck named “Carried Away” which serves as the chauffeur for an original 1955 Chevy gasser named “Mr. Chevy”. Mr. Chevy first became a race car around 1968, and has a great story all on it’s own. Below you’ll see the videos on the car and the truck, along with the restoration photos at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. Once completed, Mr. Chevy and Carried Away were feature vehicles at the SEMA Show, the Grand National Roadster Show, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, the Syracuse Nationals, the Tri-5 Nationals, and many others. It’s almost too cool for words. Check it out!

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Mr. Chevy in Hemmings Muscle Machines

The 1955 Chevrolet Gasser “Mr. Chevy” and its companion 1955 Chevy hauler are featured in this month’s Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine!   Congrats to owner Larry Frees and to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew on their work on the truck!    Video after “Read More” below!

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Mr. Chevy on Hot Rod Website

We were all extremely excited to learn that Mr. Chevy has landed the lead image on Hot Rod’s website!    They posted a gallery of the first 75 cars at SEMA, with Mr. Chevy leading the way.    The vintage 1955 Chevy Gasser and matching hauler “carried away” were a huge hit at the SEMA show. It’s quite an honor!    

Mr. Chevy Award

DuQuoin, IL – Area resident Larry Frees and his grandson Nick Schmidt proudly display the 2014 Car Craft Magazine Publisher’s Choice award presented to them at the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, Illinois.

The recently restored “Mr. Chevy” hauler and accompanying 1955 “Mr. Chevy” race car were hand selected by Car Craft Magazine Publisher Ed Zinke as his choice for the most unique vehicles of the event. Even more exciting, the car and truck were photographed by veteran automotive photographer/writer Jeff Smith for a feature in an upcoming enthusiast magazine.

The car / truck combo beat out thousands of entrants for the honor, one of only 9 magazine editorial awards given.

“This weekend was a dream come true” Frees said smiling. “Yesterday was the first time in 38 years that the race car took its place on the back of it’s matching car hauler, and we could not have asked for a better outcome!” he beamed.

“Mr. Chevy” will no doubt be riding a little higher on the back of it’s hauler as they attend automotive events throughout the summer.