The Pahl family at the Michigan NASCAR Race

The Pahl family at the Michigan NASCAR Race

The Pahls with #32 driver Matt DiBenedetto

Tom Pahl and his son Brian enjoy a GREAT day at the Michigan Speedway courtesy of Keen Parts!

Tom Pahl and his son Brian were recent winners of another NASCAR Hot Pass giveaway. They spent the weekend at Michigan International Speedway as guests of Keen Parts / and got to experience the race from an entirely new perspective. “We got to talk to the Pit Crew and watch the race from right there in the pit,” said Tom. “We had a talk with the guy who fuels the car, where he explained exactly how much it weighs and how precise he has to be.” Tom and Brian even met Matt DiBenedetto, the driver of the GoFas Racing car. Although he has attended other NASCAR races, Tom highly recommends the Hot Pass experience. “We enjoyed it tremendously. It was one of the best Fathers Day presents I’ve ever had.”

The Pahls have a long history with Corvettes

Tom is a long-time Corvette enthusiast. “I started repairing upholstery for a ’65 Corvette almost back in 1965,” Tom said. As Tom’s expertise grew, word of mouth helped his restoration hobby become a profitable sideline business. He still has a paint booth in his barn, but he does not actively restore too many cars anymore. His current project is a big-block 1970 Corvette that he started on almost 30 years ago. It only has 2,200 original miles, and it has become a family project. His son Brian enjoys the Corvette hobby, and his granddaughter even helped him pull the body off the ’70 to powder-coat the frame. “I can’t wait to start it up again. It has been a long time,” Tom said.

Keen Corvette Parts

If you need help with YOUR Corvette restoration- call the friendly service reps at Keen Parts (800.757.KEEN)! Keen has some 24,000 parts in inventory and has 30 years of contacts in the Corvette hobby. You will speak with a friendly person who is FAR more than an order taker. He will be able to make suggestions and solve problems. Keen Parts sponsors Hot Pass giveaways during the NASCAR season. Click here to see if there is a current giveaway!

Restoring a 2,200 mile Corvette? Call Keen Parts!Tom and his son Paul work on the 2,200 mile ’70 Corvette

Restoring a 2,200 mile Big Block!Paul working in the engine compartment

VERY detailed Corvette engineLOVE that Big Block!

On the way to Bloomington Gold?Definitely a quality restoration. Headed to Bloomington Gold eventually?

Keen Parts. Big enough to have what you need. Small enough to care.

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