Corey Kelty is a 23-year-old Air Force crew chief who “works on C130s, gets his hands dirty, and travels all over hell,” in that order. Growing up, he raced slot cars with his gramps, and learned about old Austin/Morris Minis from his dad, so it was no surprise that when Kelty got close to driving age, he fell in love with European cars.
Lotus may be in some trouble, but that doesn’t mean its products haven’t cultivated a cult-like following, like Ben Pengson's wide-body 2008 Lotus Exige S.
While talking with the event organizers, Gas Monkey Garage learned the PPIHC didn’t have an official pace vehicle yet. Aaron offered to have Gas Monkey Garage build something to support the event he was quickly falling in love with. He recommended a performance-based truck since everyone back in the shop were truck guys and they could bring one that was mean and nasty, Gas Monkey style.