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Bud had the thankless job of scraping an old Larry Watson fade-away paintjob off the track nose (shaped by the legendary Whitey Clayton) of Jim "Jake" Jacobs' NieKamp roadster. The Buick V-8 and cool candy paintjob was not the way Bill NieKamp had run his roadster at the lakes or how it appeared as the first Oakland Roadster Show winner. It was because of Bud's influence that Jake decided to restore the '29 roadster. "Bud was building his '29 highboy at the time," Jake said, "going Flathead and full nostalgia. We would sit around and throw out ideas. Bud made the suggestion, 'Why not restore my car back to the day?' And I did. I was running short on time to get the car done for the 2nd NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Memphis. We had a friendship, a kinship more than just guys you worked together with at R&C." Jake still has the receipt for $1,300 that he paid for the car.