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Monday, March 5, 2018

Michigan drag racer pleased to see her twin Chevelle win silver at Autorama

Posted By on Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Can you tell which is the souped-up, tricked-out grudge car? And which one is the daily driver? - COURTESY BEEBE MOTORSPORTS
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  • Can you tell which is the souped-up, tricked-out grudge car? And which one is the daily driver?

Husband-and-wife duo Matt and Karri Anne Beebe are the nucleus at the center of their Beebe Motorsports race team. We did an article on them in the summer of 2016, telling the story of how the couple fell in love with one another, and finally with screaming down a dragway in a grudge car.


That summer, the Beebes had offered a tour of their shop out back, where they were working on a "twin" Chevelle with an LS7 motor — just for spinning around the neighborhood. They had planned to place both of them in Autorama eventually, a kind of "His and Hers" display. It was a quixotic pursuit, reserving the 1,500 horsepower “hers” for Karri Anne on race days and designating the LS7 daily driver “his” for Matt to, say, go on an ice cream run.



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Well, it took more than a year, but at this weekend’s Autorama, “the Twin” made its debut, posing nose-to-nose with Karri’s trademark green Chevelle. In fact, the green machine’s body double placed second in the competition. The racing car, of course, went home in a trailer, but Karri was able to drive “the Twin” back home.

Karri says, “It was so nice to finally see the vision come to life.”

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At least one videographer dropped in on Matt and Karri at Autorama. Here’s the clip.


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