NARDI BLUE RAYS I AND II
Jim is probably best known in classic car circles for his restoration of the famous Nardi Blue Rays. As a teen, he fell in love with Blue Ray I when he discovered it in a sports car magazine in the 1970s. He made up his mind to find the car and wound up owning both cars. Though the Blue Rays now reside at the Blackhawk Museum in California (pictured above), for over 30 years they lived in Jim's garage. He lovingly restored them in the late 1980s and was invited to display Blue Ray I at the 1989 Pebble Beach Concours. Both cars were displayed there in 1992, along with his tribute to Nardi, Blue Ray III, which he designed and built himself.
The history of the Nardis, including a brief mention of Jim's involvement with them, appeared in the November, 2013 issue of the UK's Octane Magazine. The history of the building of Blue Ray III appears here.
More photos of the Nardi Blue Rays at the Blackhawk Museum appear on Facebook.
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