The GDT in the GDT Speedster stands for the Gene Dickirson Team. Like many of the team members, Gene Dickirson is a retired Ford Motor Co. engineer who grew up wanting to build an entire car from scratch. He put his team together early in 2000. They had to design and fabricate some 2,000 component parts, plus do all of the vehicle electronics. But the car was finished in November, and since then they’ve put nearly 700 miles on the Speedster, making sure it’s ready for its eventual owner.