Henry Contreras

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Henry Contreras' 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. Henry was a member of the Rogues of Long Beach car club, and his Chevrolet was restyled several times in the 1950s and 1960s. Branson's Custom Shop was responsible for many of the modifications on the car.
Dan Contreras' 1957 Chevrolet of Norwalk, California. Restyled in 1963, Dan's Chevrolet featured Copper plated spotlights, wheels and side pipes. Henry painted the roof on his brothers car.
Henry at work, rebuilding a transmission. Photo courtesy of Henry Contreras.
Henry and his crew next to a 1961 Chevrolet truck that Joe Navarro gave a flame and pinstripe paint job. Photo courtesy of Henry Contreras.
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Henry built the Evil, Wicked, Mean & Nasty for his friend Harley Griffiths. Henry was also the crew chief for the team.
The second Evil, Wicked, Mean & Nasty funny car that Henry built for Tony Vigna.

Henry Contreras of Norwalk, California was a member of the Rogues of Long Beach car club. Joe went on to become a drag racer, and he opened up his own shop named Total Performance Engineering.[1]


Henry built the Evil, Wicked, Mean & Nasty for his friend Harley Griffiths. Henry was also the crew chief for the team. The car featured a blown Brad Anderson 526 ci Hemi and a Ford Probe body. It ran in the Alcohol class. The car was sold around 2003. Henry kept the name, and built another Evil, Wicked, Mean & Nasty for Tony Vigna, another friend. Henry was also a crew chief on this car, and in 2013 the car was at his house.


Henry Contreras' Cars

Henry Contreras' 1933 Willys Coupe
Henry Contreras' 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Henry Contreras' 1961 Chevrolet Truck
Henry Contreras' 1972 Ford Ranchero
The Contreras Bros Vega


References

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