“I’ve always been into cars,” explains Manny Medeiros, a firefighter from Marin County, California. “I started getting into drag racing when I was 18. I had a ’67 Camaro RS/SS, and I dropped in a 427ci big block out of it a ’67 Corvette. I built that motor to run on pump gas so I could drive the Camaro out to the race track, and it ran pretty well – high 10-second quarter miles at around 125 miles per hour.”
Although the Camaro was Medeiros’s pride and joy, the obligations of young adulthood would eventually force Manny to part ways with his beloved pony car. “I had to sell it for college money,” he recalls. “But afterward, I definitely felt like there was a piece of my life missing.”
With his family and career taking priority, ten years would pass before he’d get a chance to scratch that itch. “Now that I’m a captain in the fire department, I’m fortunate enough to have a little bit of extra cash to get back into racing,” Manny tells us.