Frank Layman of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Franks was into special automobiles, and in the late 1940s he customized a 1941 Lincoln Zephyr convertible. Before the Lincoln, Frank owned a 1937 Cord Phaeton, a 1937 Cord Beverly Sedan, and a 1937 Auburn Boattail Speedster.
Frank was well known to the local car guys, and in the early 1950s he ran a body shop named Frank's Garage that specialized in custom car building. In 1953, after restyling a 1948 Packard convertible, Frank formed a car club called The Novice. The meetings were held monthly at his shop. Frank's son Bill can vividly remember seeing the club banner that he displayed in the shop which rear "The Home of The Novice. Pittsburgh, PA".
Several years later he accepted a mechanic's position in the US Navy, and he was relocated to the Antarctic. Later in life Frank's passion for cars included various early Jaguars and MG's.
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