Jesse Valadez’ 1964 Chevrolet

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Walt working on the second Gypsy Rose.
Photo from the Howard Gribble collection.[1]
April 12, 2017 the McGee roadster, the Hirohata Merc and the Gypsy Rose were announced as the 16th, 17th and 18th vehicles to be added to the National Historic Vehicle Register in recognition of their significance in American automotive history. All three vehicles were center stage on the National Mall that morning to mark the commemoration and opening ceremony for the third annual Cars at the Capital exhibition. Photo courtesy of Historic vehicle Association.
As part of the Cars at the Capital exhibition, the Gypsy Rose was showcased in an illuminated glass box in the National Mall from April 12-19, 2017. Photo courtesy of Historic vehicle Association.

1964 Chevrolet Impala owned by Imperials car club member Jesse Valadez. Jesse's Impala is known as the "Gypsy Rose" and it featured several hand painted Mexican flowers by Walt Prey of Walt's Custom Studio.


Added to the National Historic Vehicle Register

April 12, 2017 the McGee Roadster, the Hirohata Merc and the Gypsy Rose were announced as the 16th, 17th and 18th vehicles to be added to the National Historic Vehicle Register in recognition of their significance in American automotive history. All three vehicles were center stage on the National Mall that morning to mark the commemoration and opening ceremony for the third annual Cars at the Capital exhibition. The exhibition and documentation are part of the Historic Vehicle Association partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Historic American Engineering Record and Library of Congress archives. As part of the exhibition, the Gypsy Rose was showcased in an illuminated glass box in the National Mall from April 12-19, 2017.[2]


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