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The Manta Ray was built by Glen Hire and Vernon Antoine of Whittier, California, sometime between 1951 and 1953. Inspiration came from Harley Earl's 1951 GM LeSabre concept car. The car was located in Topeka in 1959.
The 1959 Mid-America Auto Spectacular was held October 10-11, 1959 in Topeka, Kansas.
Dave Miller's 1937 Ford Tudor Sedan of Topeka, Kansas. Dave ran Scavenger Pipes on his '37 in the early 1960s. "I spent my summers in Long Beach, and I had seen these pipes on many customs and hot rods on the streets and at shows. Many of the shows were on the football fields of local high schools. Wilson High was one, and it was near my grandparents' home."

Hot Rods of Topeka, Kansas

Jim Broadhead's 1932 Ford Coupe
Dave Miller's 1937 Ford Tudor Sedan

Custom Cars of Topeka, Kansas

Pat Mulligan's 1958 Chevrolet Impala

Sport Customs of Topeka, Kansas

The Manta Ray

Hot Rod and Custom Car Shows of Topeka, Kansas

Mid-America Auto Spectacular

Citizens of Topeka, Topeka, Kansas

Darryl Starbird
Dave Miller
Jim Broadhead
Pat Mulligan


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