Wayne Arteaga writes: “At 72 years of age I can truthfully say I enjoy this old car stuff as much as when this picture was taken in 1958. I bought the Henry J for $150 when my time was up in the Army, installed a ’57 Olds J-2 engine, and ran it in C/Altered. Seems I got bored between rounds so I added a Potvin kit, a 6-71 blower on the front of the Olds, and set the engine back 25 percent.” The car was featured in Hot Rod magazine in March 1962.
Future endeavors for Wayne included a blown Olds ’33 Ford coupe, a ’38 A/GS Willys sedan, then a blown Olds and blown Chrysler B/GS Willys coupe campaigned with partner John Hellmuth. He still has the coupe, powered by a 455 Olds and TH400, now a street rod. Prior to its current guise it ran a 2.0L Pinto and a 252ci Buick. Wayne says he prefers the 455!
In 1945 Bill Sexauer was 17 and the proud owner of a ’33 five-window. Lowered and wearing fender skirts, it boasted whitewalls on wire wheels. Fast forward some 60 years and Bill is still involved, having put together a ’27 T roadster in his back yard. The T runs a Chevy V-6, 350 trans, and 8-inch rearend.
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