KACHOW! Texas Man Creates Lightning McQueen Tribute with C6 Corvette

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KACHOW: Texas Man Creates Lightning McQueen Tribute with C6 Corvette
Photo Credits: Brian Hutchinson And Alex Rodriguez


When is a C6 Corvette more than the sum of its parts?

When it’s covered with a wrap to make it look like the legendary Lightning McQueen from the popular Cars movies.

That’s what a San Antonio man has done with his C6.

Brian Hutchinson got the idea for the transformation (maybe his next wrap could be a Transformers-inspired theme) from a little boy who saw his Corvette and called it “Lightning McQueen.”

MySA.com reports that Hutchinson then spent $50,000 and 18 months changing the car into a Lightning look-alike, with help with a wrap from Rockin Monkey Designs.

“The biggest thing is putting a smile on kids’ faces,” he said. “They’re speechless.”

Since the car’s debut at the Cars 3 premiere in May, it’s become a fixture on San Antonio roads, even going viral on Twitter, with two tweets earning almost 100,000 likes each.

“Lightning McQueen has Texas plates we win,” @ellerywiseman tweeted.

The car has turned into a hit at children’s events and hospitals, where Hutchinson and his wife, Kelsey, frequently take Lightning. They even take sick kids for rides sometimes.

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If you’re in the area, the Hutchinsons will visit the Cars and Candy meet on Oct. 28 at Blossom Athletic Center.

Amazing what an innocent comment from a little boy has turned into!

“This is more than just a car that my wife and I built over 18 months,” Brian says. “We have given this car a soul, a purpose.”


Source:
mysanantonio.com

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