Owner Bio: Tom MillerDesiring to build a quick Firebird, Tom Miller bought this '69 model three years ago. The 37-year-old mold maker by trade has been racing for 21 years and says that his favorite moment behind the wheel was "running quicker than a lot of big-inch cars at the Pure Stock Drags." He has owned a '70 LeMans Sport with a 330-horse 400, a '71 455 H.O. GTO, and a '71 GTO with a 400 and a four-speed. Currently, he is finishing up a body-off resto on a '71 T-37 with a 400 and a four-speed.
Rich Rinke (shown) drove the Firebird in Tom's absence. Rich has specialized in prototype high-performance vehicle engineering, design, and building for 27 years. He was under contract with Ford and was involved in the SVT and GT-40 programs, among many others. Currently, the 47-year-old runs his own business, Turnkey Restorations, which specializes in high-line musclecar and race car ground-up builds. His family has been involved in auto racing with factory sponsorship for many years.