There is a certain place in your heart that feels the pangs of envy as a restored classic car rolls byyou. In the south, where I'm from, muscle cars and trucks dominate the roads, all in variousstages of restoration, from the sparkle of the custom paint, the gleam of the polished chrome,to the hearty rumble of the exhaust. Many years of blood, sweat, tears, and thousands of dollarsgo into a car to bring it back to the original state that it was in when it first came off theproduction line. When I bought my project truck, I didn't see a beat up, rusted pick up, instead Isaw visions of trophies, and ribbons, magazine covers, and a really nice ride. In all actuality, Iknow that my truck will never receive those honors. The art of restoration is not about money andmagazines, it is about the love of the car, the desire to have the best, and the feeling you get whenheads turn and jaws drop. Many people will argue over the best way to go about restoring a car,but that does not mean that anyone is wrong. Restoration is all about beauty, and while there aremany ways to get there, the end result is always the same. A beautiful car, or truck, that shines inall of its glory, as it once did back in the golden days of automobiles.