Beep Beep! Watch Out For This Road Runner
You remember the Road Runner, that speedy bird that deftly defeated the downtrodden coyote every Saturday morning on TV.
About the only similarity to the cartoon character and Ron Lim’s 1970 Plymouth is the shared name––and maybe the fact that they both can get away fast.
In fact, it’s hard to recognize Lim’s car as anything close to the original. Let’s start with the color. Plymouth introduced the Road Runner as a stripped down answer to the GTO. Menacing colors were part of the package. In other words, not pink!
But Lim’s car is…pink. Really pink. In fact, the paint color is sold as “Pink Panther.” With stunning blue and black accents that play beautifully against all that chrome, this baby could only be called “The Pink Runner.”
When Lim originally decided to restore and modify the car, it was, by his own admission, a complete rust bucket. He knew it was going to be a challenge. He also knew he wanted the work done in his home town of Redding.
“A lot of car guys will send their cars clear across the country,” he says. “But I knew there was talent here in Redding. This was just very important to me, to prove that there was stellar work being done locally. “
It was a good call. Reed’s Auto Body and Paint spent four years working on the car. And the result is a multi-award winning showpiece that might just make Wile E. Coyote finally give up. His jaw will at least drop, for sure.
Take, for example, the stereo, which took over 100 man hours to install. Situated where the back seat used to be, the Kenwood 7" touch screen head unit is supported with focal polyglass mids and highs, focal polyglass 13" subwoofers, and focal FP amps. In other words, this is a great car to take to a outdoor party.
Speaking of parties, there’s one happening April 29, with the return of Pacific Coast Dream Machines to Half Moon Bay Airport.
The Pink Runner will be there, too. Come check out why this little beauty is destined to make you go, “Beep Beep!”