Sadly, we must report the passing of Craig Morrison on Sunday, June 13th due to complications from COVID-19. Craig’s wife Clarey Morrison was at his side when he passed.
Craig was born on April 27th 1975 to Art and Jeanette Morrison in Tacoma, Washington – seemingly with a wrench in one hand and a fishing rod in the other. He enthusiastically followed in his father’s footsteps as an avid outdoorsman and automotive enthusiast.
Following his graduation Craig embarked on a series of travels around the world, and on a trip to England he met the love of his life, Clarey. She emigrated to the United States, married Craig, and they had a son, Alexander – who is now 12.
Craig began working on his first car, a 1940 Ford, before he had a driver’s license. The ’40 was followed by several notable projects including a 1980 Chevrolet C10 and a 1950 Chevy “Farm Truck” that were both featured in prominent automotive enthusiast magazines.
He tried his hand in competition too, driving the Art Morrison Enterprises-built “Project Super Glass” 1955 Chevy in NHRA Super Gas competition at Division VI events.
After getting some “real world experience” in the automotive aftermarket, Craig returned to AME and became involved in many facets of the company business – eventually rising to Vice President.
It was Craig who recognized the need of a true “bolt-on” replacement chassis to provide a contemporary ride, handing, and stance for older vehicles and was the impetus behind the creation of the Morrison GT Sport chassis line – which has become an important cornerstone in the “Restomod” movement.
Above all, Craig was a “people person” of the highest order. His enthusiasm, sense of humor, and genuine caring enabled him to make friends the world over.
Frank Fitzloff did an amazing job building a unique 1961 Morris Minor Traveller Wagon.
The car was built almost entirely by Frank in his home shop! Including but not limited to, all the fabrication, wiring, body prep, paint, vinyl top, pre and final assembly.
In Franks own words “This was my first build of this magnitude commencing in 2006 upon arrival of the AME chassis. Total time to complete as pictured was 12 years… And about 2,500 labor hours”.
He used a 3rd party for transmission rebuild and final install/hookup of the crate engine. Interior design, materials and patterns were done by Frank with stitchwork by a 3rd party.
It is powered by a GM Crate 350 Small Block Chevy along with a 700R4 Transmission. The car is built on a Morrison Chassis with Independent Front Suspension and 4 Link Rear Suspension and narrowed 9” Ford Housing.
John and Sherry Riley from Parkersburg, West Virginia sent us an amazing array of phots featuring his amazing 1957 Chevy Belair. Of course, it is based on our AME Tri-5 chassis but the thing that makes this car unique is the 700 Horsepower Big Block Chevy featuring “Borla 8 Stack Injection” controlled by a Holley Dominator ECU! This cool powerplant is backed by a 4L80 Transmission. … All of this makes for a super build! Check out the photos in the Photo Gallery….
Tom van Steyn of Full Circle Restorations sent us some early progress photos of a “Pro Touring Style” 1966 Corvette Coupe now under construction based on our Art Morrison GT Sport C2 chassis- (Low Ride Height Version).
This is Part One of a multipart series that will outline the construction progress of what will be an amazing build!
The folks at Metalworks in Eugene Oregon put an Art Morrison GT-Sport Chassis to good use with this beautiful ’68 GTO. The car sports a custom LS3 built by Wegner Motorsports, along with a T56 transmission and all sorts of go-fast goodies. Check out the build article over at carbuffnetwork.com for more pictures and information.
Called “The Double Bubble”, this 1961 Chevrolet Impala comes from the talented guys at Greening Auto Company in Cullman, Alabama. Check out the article on carbuffnetwork.com for more picutres and details on this unique ride. The car sports an Art Morrison Chassis, Glaslurit Paint and was designed by Eric Brockmeyer Design.