1940

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Tommy Jamieson's 1936 Ford 5-Window Coupe was restyled by Howard Fall in 1940.
Norm Milne's 1938 Ford convertible sedan of Sacramento, California. About 1940 Norm drove the Ford to Los Angeles to have Carson Top Shop chop the top and make a padded top. The rest of the car was restyled by Harry Westergard.
George Bistagne's 1938 Ford DeLuxe Convertible Sedan

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Custom Cars

Fadeaway fenders were popular on custom cars in the 1940s. One of the first know fadeaway fendered custom cars is Butler Rugard's 1940 Mercury. The car was restyled by Harry Westergard in 1940, and Harry fabricated the fadeaway fenders for the car. Where Butler and Harry got the idea of having fadeaway fenders from are unknown, as the first production cars to feature fadeaway fenders were the 1942 Buick Roadmasters and Supers. One year earlier, in 1941, the 1941 Chrysler Newport Concept Car was shown to the public. The Newport was fitted with fadeaway fenders.


Dry Lake Racing

In 1940, Albata member Bob Rufi became the S.C.T.A. Season Champion for his achievements on the lakes.[1]


Custom Cars Built or Completed in 1940

Tommy Jamieson's 1936 Ford 5-Window Coupe
George Bistagne's 1938 Ford DeLuxe Convertible Sedan
Norm Milne's 1938 Ford Convertible Sedan
Butler Rugard's 1940 Mercury


References

  1. S.C.T.A. Time Trials Official Program May 25, 1947





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