A fresh coat of paint
December 19, 1970 (El Paso, TX)
The Reck visits El Paso for the first time on one of its longest ever road trips, as the Yellow Jackets trounce the Texas Tech Red Raiders 17-9.Learn More »
December 18, 1972 (Memphis, TN)
The Reck travels to Memphis as Tech battles Iowa State and eeks out a 31-30 win.Learn More »
1973 (Atlanta, GA)
Pete George (IE '47) starts helping Reck Club maintain the Reck at the Hapeville Ford plant. Most, if not all, maintenance for the car goes through the plant and George.
Stevens, Preston (December 1991). "The Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech". Car Collector & Car Classics. Classic Publishing, Inc.
1974 (Atlanta, GA)
Head football coach Bobby Dodd selects the Reck's modern white and gold color scheme, basing the color gold off a swatch in a Lincoln car paint catalogue. Pete George helps repaint the Reck and finish a structural overhaul that includes the installation of a support system under the car's runningboards to help hold the weight of Tech cheerleaders and Reck Club members.
Jim & Gay Dull (2005). It's For You, Thirty One Years of Our Life On the Georgia Tech Campus. Greer Avenue Books. pp. 204–206.
November 27, 1976 (Athens, GA)
The Reck arrives in Athens for Tech's annual rivalry game, but after the game, its police escort abandons it. Roving georgia students saw the car unprotected and approached it, intending to vandalize Tech's prized possession. Luckily, Tech students responsible for the car's safekeeping while in Athens showed up before any damage could be done, warding off the troublemakers with a 9mm pistol.
Emerson, Bo (2007-09-07). "Ramblin' Wreck's repairs roll along - Will Georgia Tech icon be good as gold for game?". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. p. A1.