Tom and Dick Holynski's The Flame

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The Flame at the first annual National Champion Custom Car Show in Detroit] in 1960. The Flame won first class in the Handbuilt class at the show.[1]
An album containing a photo of the Flame from the National Champion Custom Car Show was listed for sale on eBay in October 2011.
A close up on the photo from the eBay album.
A drawing of the Flame on the poster for the first annual Utica's Custom Car Review.
The Flame at the 2009 Thornhill Cruise. Photo courtesy of Richard Spiegelman.[2]
Photo courtesy of Richard Spiegelman.[2]
Photo courtesy of Richard Spiegelman.[2]
Photo courtesy of Richard Spiegelman.[2]
Photo courtesy of Richard Spiegelman.[2]

The Flame was a custom car built by Tom and Dick Holynski of Lackawanna, New York.

Tom and Dick owned an AMC dealership on South Park in Lackwanna.[3] They started out with a Henry J chassis and added parts from nine different cars. The Flame was powered by a 1956 Packard V8 engine fit with dual four-throat carburetors. The dashboard was taken from a 1958 Ford Tunderbird. It was made narrow and deeper to fit the car. The instrument panels were custom-built, and Volkdswagen seats were cut down 6 inches. The exterior finish consisted of 30 coats of gleaming lacquer. In 1960, The Flame won first class in the Handbuilt class at the first annual National Champion Custom Car Show in Detroit.[1]


Magazine Features

Popular Mechanics January 1961


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