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Let’s face it; Tommy was a lightning rod whether it was at school or on the dragstrip. He racked up a ton of trophies with his T-bucket that the powers-to-be kept adding more rules, including running full fenders. Tommy went from racing the beauty to the beast building this abomination in one week in his garage in 1957. It was 500 pounds lighter than his roadster pickup and much quicker but this was Tommy’s last hot rod before he went onto the dragsters. The powers (Mickey Thompson managed Lions) showed Tommy the door saying we don’t run jalopies here. “Mickey came up to me years later and said he knew exactly what I was doing then.” Notice the meat cleaver in the trunklid.