(Words and photos by Greg Rourke) – Last time we visited Dennis Spal at his High Speed Welding shop in Westmont, Illinois he was finishing up the mechanical restoration of Grumpy’s Toy X. That car was verified as the real deal by Grumpy himself. Recently Dennis invited me over to see his latest project, a clone of Bunny Burkett’s 73 Pinto Pro Stocker. Unlike Grumpy’s Vega, which is too valuable to race, the Pinto will be thrashed on with a circuit of nostalgia Pro Stockers.
Thanks again to Dennis Spal for taking some time out to open his shop to us!