Project: ‘Dirty Martini’ is the 1st Art Morrison 67-72 C10 Chassis

The story of “Dirty Martini’ began more than 3.5 years ago when truck owner Ryan Meyer decided to build a unique 67-72 C10 truck. He first contacted us when the 67-72 Morrison Chassis was still in the “prototype stages”.

He waited patiently for design, engineering, and testing to be completed. Ultimately, he ended up with “Chassis#001”. Which makes Ryan and “Project Martini” a part of Art Morrison Enterprises history!

But every good story is not without its ups and downs, the truck and chassis were started but vanquished in a builder’s shop for nearly 2.5 years before Ryan said enough is enough…

Ryan had waited long enough, and in October of 2021 he chose Classis Car Studios in St. Louis, MO to take over the project, and you can see some of the progress so far…

Ryan hopes to have the truck completed by the end of the year!!

Congratulations on a cool project!

There are more photos in the Photo Gallery.

Loomis Auto’s 1962 Corvette

Loomis Corvette

Joe Loomis of Loomis Auto in Oklahoma City, OK sent us these photos of his outstanding 1962 Corvette. Car really has some amazing attention to detail and craftsmanship.

Enjoy!!

Assembling AME’s New ’67-72 C10 “IRS” Chassis

Art Morrison Enterprises (AME) has a brand-new C10 chassis offering, and this is the first one out the door with the IRS upgrade. Let’s take a closer look as the crew at MetalWorks Classic Auto Restoration in Eugene, Oregon, assembles AME’s number one into a roller!

Full Article:

https://digital.classictruckperformance.com/issue/october-2022sl/metalworks-art-morrison-enterprises-gt-sport-1967-1972-irs-equipped-chassis/

Art Morrison Enterprises purchased by long-time employee Matt Jones

Fife, Wa – Matt Jones, who joined Art Morrison Enterprises (AME) in 2005 with a freshly minted Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, was hand-selected by Art Morrison to purchase the controlling interest in AME.  Over his nearly 20-year tenure, Matt has worked closely with company founder Art Morrison and the late Craig Morrison in numerous instrumental roles including lead engineer, operations manager and now president.  

Of the recently completed purchase, Art said “Matt has played a huge role in the success of the company and has earned the trust of our many long-term employees.  It will be in good hands”.  And while after 51 years in business, Art and his wife of 53-years, Jeanette, will now be able to refocus and spend more time traveling and enjoying their grandson Alexander, Art will not be disappearing.  “Those of you who know Art and his desire to create things will appreciate that he will retain his office here – his home away from home – and will remain a valuable consultant and mentor, but without having the burden of running the business on his shoulders” added Matt.

“As we look toward the future, I am immensely humbled and honored to continue the tremendous legacy of Art and Craig Morrison by retaining our long-term employees, providing top notch customer service, and producing the best products possible using the industry’s most talented craftsmen, right here in Washington” said Matt.

The prime motivator in the development of the highly successful AME Multilink IRS, Matt has been an automotive enthusiast all his life.  Matt’s silver 1969 Camaro became the development “mule” for many of AME’s suspension components, which scored high marks in several “suspension shootouts” held by leading enthusiast publications.  Matt and his wife, Lisa, live in nearby Auburn, Washington and have two daughters, ages 13 and 8.

Founded in 1971, Art Morrison Enterprises has grown from a one-man garage fabrication business into an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of chassis and components, which are engineered for peak performance.  Now occupying five stand-alone buildings in Fife, Washington, AME proudly completes virtually all of their metal-forming, CNC machining and precision assembly in-house.  An industry leader, AME pioneered the true bolt-on GT Sport chassis, which laid the foundation for the burgeoning restomod market.  For more information visit www.ArtMorrison.com

Harnessing Safety

When it comes to safely securing the human cargo in a pre-’70s Chevy, it’s rare to find an option that improves upon the basic lap belt. Vehicle designs of the time were more based on styling than safety, so when it comes to upgrading the restraint system in a vintage Chevy, one’s often faced with some daunting decisions…

Find the rest article from “In the Garage Media” here: https://inthegaragemedia.com/harnessing-safety/