Automotive Engineers of Battle Creek

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Lee Bailey's 1955 Ford Convertible of Battle Creek, Michigan. Lee was a member of the Automotive Engineers of Battle Creek. The Ford was his first car. His dad bought it for him in 1960, and he helped him restyle it the same year.

The Automotive Engineers was a car club from Battle Creek, Michigan. Lee Bailey was a member of the club in the early 1960s, and in 2019 he told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama that the club had a multi-stall garage with a meeting room. "We had a Henry J gasser as a club project. We were in competition with the other local club, the Cereal City Rod and Custom Club. Great local rivalry."[1]

Lee was one of the youngest members in the club and, and he lost track of it when he went into the Army in 1965. Most of the members were 15-20 years older than Lee, and he didn't have any further contact with them.[1]


Lee Bailey

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Lee Bailey's 1955 Ford Convertible



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