Trevor?s Chev makes him the Prince of Bel Air
By ADAM HICKS
BEFORE Trevor Pethers started cruising in his car, he was jiving with his wife.
The rock 'n' rolling spray painter was inspired to build his '57 Chevy, on display at Sunday's Show and Shine in Ballina, after taking dancing lessons with his wife.
"I went with my wife to learn rock 'n' roll dancing about 10 years ago and that started it all," Mr Pethers said.
"I've always been a bit of a car nut. Rock 'n' roll dancing comes from the '50s and '60s and that's the sort of cars they had.
"After dancing for a while, I started with the car."
The 5.7 litre, four door was built in 1995 and was followed later by a matching convertible in 2002.
And it was the convertible that got all the attention when Mr Pethers rolled into the Evans Head Caravan Park last week for holidays.
"You get an enormous response when you drive into some place. People stop and look. Kids run along behind you. The keen ones want to look at the engine or hear you rev it up," he said.
Mr Pethers hires the cars out for weddings and formal occasions, but keen rev heads won't need a tuxedo to see them this weekend.
Both cars will be among the classics on display at Ballina Rugby League Club on Sunday from 8.30am for the North Coast Street Machine Show and Shine.