Martin and Marion Bennett's Uncertain-T Recreation
Martin and Marion Bennett's Uncertain-T Recreation of Cambridge, New Zealand. The car is a recreation of Steve Scott's famous Uncertain-T show rod of Reseda, California. The idea for Steve's build came alive in 1960, after seeing a cartoon that a classmate had scribbled down. Steve was 17 years old when he started the build. He completed it five years later, and it made its debut at the 1965 Winternationals N.H.R.A. Custom Auto Fair.
Bennett was inspired to re-create the Uncertain-T after he put together a model car kit of Steve Scott's car. In November of 2019 Alistair Davidson of New Zealand Rodder Magazine told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama that Bennet consulted a fiberglass company about the build. They told him he should use a buck, "but Martin said, "why not used the buck as the body?" So, Martin's tribute has a wood body." The body, dash, and console were handmade out of wood. The wood was covered in fiberglass and gel-coat to provide a good surface for the paint.
Approved by Steve Scott
Completed in 2019, the car made its debut at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The car was built in secret, and photos of it started popping up on Facebook November 4, 2019, the day before it's the big debut. Sondre Kvipt asked original designer and builder, Steve Scott, about the newcomer, and he told us he was elated, "because it's a gorgeous, very well made tribute car."
SEMA Show Debut
Martin told Alistair Davidson that he was blown away by the reactions the car received after photos were spread online. He didn't originally intend to ship it to the US and do the show circuit but was presented with an opportunity that he just had to take.
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