Heaven just got a little faster. The Hot Rod community lost one of its bright lights as Craig Morrison passed away due to complications of COVID-19, he was 46 years old. A Pacific North Westerner, Morrison was born in Tacoma, Washington, and attended the University of Washington growing up tinkering with everything fast.
Morrison also entered the world of competition, as well, driving the Art Morrison Enterprises-built “Project Super Glass” 1955 Chevy in NHRA Super Gas competition at Division VI events.
After getting some “real-world experience” in the automotive aftermarket, Craig returned to AME and became involved in many facets of the company business —eventually rising to vice president.
Morrison knew that there was a real need of a true “bolt-on” replacement chassis to provide a modern ride, handling and stance for classic vehicles, and was the impetus behind the creation of the Morrison GT Sport chassis—which has become an important cornerstone in the “Restomod” movement. It was one thing for an old car to have fuel injection and reliability, but to “feel” like a modern car was a gamechanger.
Among his industry accolades was SEMA’s “HRIA Industry Achievement” Award for 2010, as well as the Gran Tourismo “Best In Show” award for the “Project 3G” Corvette he and his dad built for the 2006 SEMA Show.