Howard Tirban’s 1951 Chevrolet

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A color photo of Howard's Chevrolet from The Jerry Drake Photo Collection. Photo from The Jerry Drake Photo Collection.
Traditional pinstriping was added between the scallops. Photo from The Jerry Drake Photo Collection.
A rear end shot of Howard's Chevrolet. The taillights were shaved and replaced with 1941 Chevrolet units. Photo from The Jerry Drake Photo Collection.
A close up of the weirdo that Jerry painted on the gas filler door on Howard's Chevrolet. The name of the car was also added underneath the door. Photo from The Jerry Drake Photo Collection.


1951 Chevrolet owned by Howard Tirban. Howard's Chevrolet was nosed, decked and dressed up featuring a 1954 Chevrolet grille bar, chromed and shaded headlight rings, short lakes pipes, and flipper hubcaps. The taillights were also shaved and replaced with 1941 Chevrolet units. Being a late 1950's custom, Howard ran it without fender skirts in the rear. In 1959 the body was decorated with red scallops and traditional pinstriping by Jerry "SPIDER the Crazy Painter" Drake. A weirdo was also painted on the gas filler door before Jerry applied the name of the car underneath the door. The car was named “Lil’ Bitty Pretty One.”[1]


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