Knott’s is a car show, so I guess we should expect to see show cars, even if the general vibe is more hot daily driver than angel hair and colored lights. Eddie Balagtas is a regular on the show scene, and believe it or not, his Candy Apple Green S197 was, until recently, wildly Candy Red with massive airbrush work. Intricate as the old paint job was—with a flaming horse motif expertly blended around the entire car—the combination always seemed to miss the top judging spots in people’s choice contests, so he went green. So far it’s working, as spectators poured over the car the whole time we were by it. More technically, the old combination sported a Saleen supercharger, but a rare Techco blower has pride of place underhood now.