Though Greg let a computer control the engine, he elected to shift for himself. To accommodate the Saginaw four-speed transmission, he modified the J.W. Rod Garage chassis to take a Pete & Jakes brake-and-clutch pedal assembly. He drilled the pedal arms vertically on the engine side of the firewall and horizontally on the interior side.

Scott Stratton at S&S Custom in Kenmore trimmed the cabin. Like the rest of the car, it bridges generations. The pleats and seat rolls, for example, are quite traditional, however, like the body's molded dash, the flat material finishes and the door panel insert shapes are nothing if not modern.

And so goes the rest of the car: it's new style in old clothes, and for every traditional reference it makes, it counters with technology.

And the weird thing is, it works.