Don Tubbs of Glendale, California was a member of the Glendale Esquires car club. Late in 1950 he bought a brand new 1951 Ford Victoria that he turned into a mild custom. Don was a junior at Glendale High School at the time, and he loved being around and working on hot rods and customs. He began hanging out with Glenn Johnson after school, and helped him finish up his chopped and channeled 1937 Ford.
In 1952 Don joined the Navy. Around 1953 - 1954, while he was drafted, he sold the Victoria. In 1953 he bought a 1951 Mercury that he modified. After he got out of the Navy in 1955, he rejoined his old club the Glendale Esquires. By that time the club had become one of the clubs in the SCTA, and they were racing their cars at the El Mirage Dry Lake. No more customs. In 1956 Don built a 1934 Ford 5-Window coupe to race at El Mirage. In 1959 he built a 1927 Ford Model T Roadster to go drag racing. In 1960 he built a 1933 Ford Two-Door Sedan that he installed a small block Chevy engine in. In 2012 Don still owned the sedan, and he was redoing it to drive again after sitting in the garage for 35 years.
Don Tubbs' Cars
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