Thousands of tiny details go into making a
culminating PGA event like
the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola a success. No one knows this more than
Terry Kimble of Grayson, Ga.
If you’re a golf
or stock car racing enthusiast and haven’t heard of Kimble, you’re likely not
alone. Though his name doesn’t circulate through PGA or NASCAR circles, his
work does. Twice a year, his machines take center stage, standing in
the winner’s circle at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and on display at the
entrance to East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
He is the maker
of the trophies—the gleaming, fully restored,
vintage, 1950’s-era Coca-Cola vending
machines awarded to winners of the
Coca-Cola 600 and the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
This year, Kimble took Coca-Cola Journey behind the scenes at Remember
When Collectibles, going step by step through the process of fully restoring a
1956 Vendo 44 machine to make it trophy-ready for the 2013 TOUR Championship by
Click the photo below to see the before and after images: