One of the newest Hall of Fame Members, STEVE FRISBIE (Owner of Steve's Auto Restoration's, Portland, Oregon) with story on how Dave Hall's restored '55 Chevy Nomad was turned into the stunning, multiple-award winning "NEWMAD" !
The NEWMAD required over 22,000 man-hours to put together during its year-and-a-half build ! It's valued at over $1,000,000.00, and is perfection personified !
Jonnie, in this exclusive Interview with Steve before the Induction Ceremonies on February 15th, 2008, at Darryl Starbird's 44th Annual Tulsa Rod & Custom Show, got the complete information on the car, the designer, and, the build.
Steve's shop has a "signature" build-style that has earned him many awards through the years. That style is based on truly magnificient craftsmanship, and that's just one of the reason's he is so deserving of his place in Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Hall of Fame !
(Top of page: Chris Ito's Original Concept Drawing for the NEWMAD; Above left: The NEWMAD during the build; Above right: The finished product !)
(Above left: The NEWMAD engine compartment with custom aircleaner & housing; Above right: The NEWMAD custom-built chassis, drivetrain, and, one-off Budnik wheels)
(Above left: Original 1955 Chevrolet Dealer's Brochure; Above right: An Original award-winning '55 Chevy Nomad)
[NEWMAD Photos Courtesy of the S.A.R. WebSite; For more photos, PLUS a look at their other cars, services, and, products for sale, go to their Website: www.stevesautorestorations.com/ ]