One notable road-couse adventure he had with the car came at the '09 ALMS race held at Sebring International Raceway. "We took it around the track during the parade laps, and people came up and said, 'Man, I can't tell your car apart from the C6.Rs!'" Pulliam says. "It really does sound like a race car when it's on the street."

Would he build another Corvette like this? "I would do it again the same way, because there's really no comparison between a modern drivetrain and the old small-blocks and big-blocks," he says. "It's like night and day."

Do you dream of making a track-ready/street-driveable car out of a "30-footer"-or worse? Pulliam has this advice: "Before you start the project, understand what it's going to cost. Be realistic about it. Get all the parts together, do as much research as you can, and then really understand what you're getting into. I had a pretty good idea, but I went way over my budget on what I thought it would cost."

With results like these, we'd say he got more than his money's worth.