Last month we showed you the background on Darryl Starbird's original Big T that was originally built to promote a 1/8th-scale model kit for Monogram in 1962. The original full-scale car had long ago disappeared, but Darryl really wanted an example of the historic T-bucket to display in his museum. When the opportunity came up to build a giveaway car for Clear Channel radio, Darryl decided it was the perfect time to replicate the Big T not once, but twice! He would build one car to be given away and another for display in the museum.
Still busy promoting his car shows, Darryl handed over the chore of building the two vehicles to the capable hands of Predator Performance in DuBois, Pennsylvania. The Predator Performance crew quickly got to work building the two cars and we'll show you how the Big T clone for Darryl's museum got started this month, with a story on the final half of the build next month, and a full feature on the finished vehicle in the following issue. Follow these pictures closely as your opportunity to build your own Big T awaits you at the hobby store with Monogram's recent re-issue of the Big T 1/8th-scale kit in its exact original 1962 configuration.