A HALL OF FAME LEGENDS SERIES
"THE ROD & CUSTOM DREAM TRUCK SAGA", PT.1
IN PART 1 of this exclusive Interview, SPENCE MURRAY, the founding Editor of Rod & Custom Magazine, gives us his first-hand account of the crash that happened on October 21, 1958, the parting-out, and, the eventual sale of the wrecked body of this legendary custom.
And then it begins..."The Mystery of the Missing Truck" : The long, long search for the Industries first "step-by-step-build-up" vehicle, and one of most famous Customs in History: "THE ROD & CUSTOM DREAM TRUCK" !
(Above left: The '58 Chevy towing truck & the Dream Truck after the wreck in Kansas; Above right: a close-up of the Dream Truck after the wreck)
(Above left: The Dream Truck with the Larry Watson paint job, before the accident; Above right: The Dream Truck after being towed from the accident)
NEXT UP: PART 2 OF "THE ROD & CUSTOM DREAM TRUCK SAGA" !
IN PART 2 of this Special Feature, Spence tells us about the decades-long search for the missing Rod & Custom Dream Truck, then, how it was found and restored, and, where it is today !
PLUS: In an Exclusive Interview that I did with one of the Original Master Builders of the Dream Truck, the Legendary GEORGE BARRIS , George talks about what happened and how he felt when the truck was trailered back to his shop after the accident !
Be sure to eMail a friend and let them know about this Exclusive Feature...ONLY ON "THE HALL OF FAME LEGENDS SERIES" !
READY ? OKAY ! To hear PART 2 right now, just click-on here !
NOTES: Special thanks to my friend DICK "FUZZY" FUERHOLZER for sending the above photos from his archives !
For more pix & info, read the Dream Truck story on the KUSTOMRAMA website:
PLUS, more albums of pix & info on the Dream Truck can be found on RIK HOVING'S great website: http://public.fotki.com/Rikster/
TO HEAR SPENCE'S TALE OF THE ORIGIN OF THE BUILD ITSELF, "The R & C Dream Truck" Story really began in 1953 and that story starts here: