Corvette Engine Rebuild for my Daughter

I'm trying to raise money to help my daughter rebuild the engine in her first car before she gets her driver's license.  She saved all her money since she was a little girl to buy a car she can be proud of when she gets her license.  She is a classic car lover and a Corvette kid.  I matched her money and she found a beautiful white '96 Corvette convertible.  We drove it home and it drove like a dream and she was on cloud 9.  Unfortunately, about a month later the engine developed a tick.  That tick soon turned into a knock.  We found another engine that was supposed to be good, but that too ended up needing a rebuild.  Another $1,000 gone.  Now she is tapped out.  She loves her car and our goal is to get it fixed so she has it ready for when she starts driving.  She was making novelty buttons to earn money, but the pandemic put that on hold. She occasionally gets a job detailing cars, but it isn’t steady. It’s had for a 14 year old. 

Liberty has been raised in a hot rod house hold and hits the shows with me when ever she gets the chance.  Even riding shotgun in my '46 Chevy rat rod from NC to NY for a big show.  She's the best co-pilot ever.  She is right along side me when we work on our cars, learning how to fix and build cars.  She is showing interest in motorsports and auto related careers.  I don't want to see that fire die.

We plan on rebuilding the spare engine we bought and swap it for the blown engine in her car.  She will be there bolting it together.  Seeing a young kid learn and develop a passion for things other than video games is awesome.  Raising this money for her will allow her to reach that goal of having a good dependable car she can be proud of and respect when she starts driving.

We would be extremely grateful for your help in this.  This donation will mean the world to Liberty.  She often talks about taking her car to car shows and even the Corvette Museum.  This is a bit humbling for her and I as we have never asked for monetary help from anyone before.    Liberty said she plans on donating back to other fund raisers once she gets the car done and gets a job to pay it forward. 



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John Worden 
Murphy, NC
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