The Mickey Ellis Photo Collection
Mickey Ellis of Ogden, Utah. The Ogden area had a strong car scene in the 1950s and 1960s, and cruising Washington Blvd, the main street of Ogden, was the thing to do every night. Mickey got his first car, a 1949 Chevrolet in 1956. He was 16 years old at the time, and with the help of a friend, the inline 6 in the Chevrolet was shortly swapped with a Studebaker V-8. Mickey drove the Chevrolet until 1958, when he conned his dad into helping him buy a channeled Model A Roadster. Local Bonneville racer George Imaizumi built the 296" flathead for the roadster. In 1958 Mickey became a member of the Stags of Ogden car club. A club that was started in 1957. According to Mickey, there were around 10 to 15 different clubs in Ogden at the time. In 1959 he bought a 1956 Mercury so he had something to drive beside the roadster.
In 1977 Mickey completed a 1940 Mercury custom. The '40 was originally owned by Don Telen, and it was featured in Hot Rod March 1957. Mickey took some amazing photos back in the 1950s and 1960s that he has shared with Kustomrama so we can show you all how the scene in Ogden look back in the days.
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