Crazy Bee's and Purple E's

This past summer I attended the Chicagoland Mopar Connections car show in Belvedere, IL. A wonderful show with some of the best Mopars you will see anywhere.

Rob Wolf of Mopar Collectors Guide was on hand signing up subscriptions to MCG. I lead the MoPowered Tour with him this summer and we had a blast.

I had told him all about the Psycho 70 Superbee with the insane Bee's painted all over it that was about a half hour from the show. He was up for a little adventure, so we headed west.

After getting a bit lost, finding an old Duster flopper drag car, we made it to the Bee, and oh boy was it different.

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The plant growth had completely covered one Challenger so much I thought it had actually gone, the other one was partially covered. The 70 Psycho Bee was almost unreachable. The 69 Charger and Chevelle were fine.

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We talked to the owners son for a bit, he said that there was no plans for anything to be done anytime soon with them.

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Rob couldn't even get to the Bee to fully inspect it. That was the worst part. All that way and we couldn't even see the car fully.

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Our merry little band headed back to Belvedere and got ready for the full show on Sunday. I headed North to my families Summer place for the night, while Rob had a hotel in town.

The following day, I headed to Belvedere to join in the show from Wisconsin. I had heard from my friends Mark and Scott about a 70 Purple Challenger ironically somewhere along my route. So I did some exploring before the show, and low and behold I found it.

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It pays off to follow up on these stories. You never know what you are going to find. I pulled into the driveway and talked to the owner of the Challenger for a bit. The car was a 70 Challenger with a 340 and is an automatic. Been sitting for a few years because of the bad economy.

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He pulled the cover off and allowed me to photograph the car. He mentioned it wasn't for sale, that he hoped to fix it up one day.

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I talked for about a half hour with the owner. And then I had to get to the show. I got there and spent the rest of the day with good friends, enjoying an excellent car show.
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