I purchased my 1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Sport Sedan in Scottsdale, AZ, in June 1999, from the grandson of its original owner – Henry Heller. While I had completed other restorations, I had never taken on a project this big, but I just felt a connection with this car. I have always loved the cars of the ‘40s with their huge fenders and long hoods; also, 1940 was the last year that Chevrolet had running boards and “suicide” doors. Partially through the restoration, we decided to name her Ruby. After the restoration was completed we took our first real drive in Ruby to Canyon Lake in the legendary Superstition Mountains, about 95 miles round trip. We figured that was the longest drive that car had been on in over 45 years! The car ran great, not a single problem, and attracted much attention wherever we stopped. What I really noticed, . . . when you drive at 45 miles an hour, you enjoy the drive and more of the scenery. I have received many first place awards in shows over the last several years! My car has been featured in Hemmings Classic Car magazine, August 2012 issue and VCCA Generator & Distributor magazine, July 2012. My car also appeared in the film 100 Years of Chevrolet which has shown on Discovery, Velosity Channel. Restoring this car has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Many people who see my Chevy at shows thank me for the work I have done in restoring it. For some, it's a time to reflect and remember memories from their past and for others it's just to show their children how cars used to be made.