Apparently, a lot of gear heads didn’t care if the actual event was cancelled, they were coming anyway. Their cars and trucks were ready and they converged on Pigeon Forge. The Rod Run was unofficially on again, they would not be kept inside any more.
I got sober in 2002 and racing has been my passion ever since. Old skool racing is where it’s at. I told my wife of 20 years at the time that I wanted to build a Gasser. She was on board immediately, and that is when the fun began.
I have been working on my own vehicles since I was a kid. I have always had an imagination, allowing me to think outside the box and make things my own, via customization, with little to no money. This truck has helped me learn many new skill sets with fabrication and welding.
Everything is custom
I couldn’t work in the computer generation and always had an interest in older trucks. My Pop shared the same interest. He is the one who told me that this was the truck for us to work on. He will be 80 this year and still loves to help me work on the “Ol’ Girl”
Bought it in CA on New Year’s Day 2004. Had it shipped to UK and then to Northern Ireland.
I purchased my ’39 so I could do Poker runs and cruise nights. I have entered it in a few Car Shows and I did win best GM at a show in Chatman, Ks.
A sleek little black Studebaker Lark caught my eye in West Virginia. Bought her and drove her home through a blinding rainstorm, didn’t even leak, but boy those old wipers got a workout!
I’ve been building cars and trucks since I was old enough to drive. They aren’t perfect, but I build them with my own two hands from the ground up.
Hotels by day. Turning wrenches till I sleep.
Super cute wife and I build cars together.