Berwyn, Pennsylvania’s Joe Lepone Jr. fielded this 1987 Beretta in the Pro Stock ranks of the NHRA in 1987. The Beretta had a decent look to it, and this paint scheme tries to work with it. I like the blue and red horizontal stripe motif works, but the black stripe on the bottom looks out of place. The JOB logo is decent, and works with the red and blue, but not the black. All things considered, this gets a B
Tony Christian from Sarasota, Florida and John Villante & Richard Earle from Pinellas Park, Florida teamed up to field Villante & Earle, a 1987 Trans Am. The old school 80’s Trans Am had a great look by itself. The white base with the red stripes and bottom is a great look. The door logos look great as well. All in all, this gets an A.
Bruce Allen is from Lapeer, Michigan. Part of his Pro Stock career was spent in a Levi-Garrett Camaro in 1987. The shade of yellow is good, the black stripe works, and the car as a whole looks really good. I actually think that this scheme is better than Ricky Rudd’s Levi-Garrett scheme from the same era. A
Morehead, Kentucky’s Darrell Alderman has had a lot of ups and downs in his racing career. A lot of his success came from his Wayne County Speed Shop Fairfield, Illinois partnership. In 1986, he raced this white, orange, red, and black Camaro. The color scheme was great for the time, but it doesn’t look good today. The stripe motif does work. I’ll take everything and give it a B
Whiteland, Indiana’s Bob Glidden makes his third appearance on this list, this time driving a 1985 Thunderbird sponsored by 7-Eleven. The car is pretty much a Pro Stock version of Kyle Petty’s 1985 Ford Thunderbird. It’s a great look, and one case where a scheme works well on more than one kind of race car. A
Considered the greatest Pro Stock driver of all time, Virginia, Minnesota’s Warren Johnson has 97 race wins and six championships to his name. In 1983, he raced this Hurst Oldsmobile Cutlass, which was designed to look like the version sold to the public. The car looks like Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s Goodwrench Chevy. This car has a great look, and I can’t say anything bad about it. A
Malvern, Pennsylvania’s Bill Jenkins returns, this time teaming up with Ray Allen from Wayne, New Jersey to field this 1981 Camaro. Going back to the old white with red accents scheme was a great move. I also like the fact that the red is much more subduded than the older schemes. All in all, I’m giving this an A.
Northridge, California’s Butch Leal, and Bob Lambeck teamed up to field a 1980 Aspen. The Aspen is an underrated car in terms of looks. It’s boxy, the front end looks really good, and the car has great proportions. The color scheme is good. The shade of blue works very well, and the rainbow motif works well too. I don’t like the fact that the yellow ends just under the molding. It should be yellow to the bottom of the car. All things considered, I give this a B+
Yuma, Arizona plays host to Gordie Rivera, an owner and driver of this 1980 Monza. The red works, and the rainbow motif works well, but the red around the door logo looks odd. It’s not terrible, but it just looks odd. Other than that, the scheme looks good. I’ll give the scheme as a whole an A-
Jack Manchester is from San Diego, and is the owner and driver of a 1980 Camaro. The 1980 Camaro by itself looks very good. The yellow, with a blue stripe, and red rear looks good too. I don’t like super bright shades of yellow. This more subdued shade is an amazing look. A