GARY HOWARD is based in Georgetown, Texas. Gary Howard is also one of THE BEST customizers to come along in the last two decades !
At the 28th Annual KKOA Lead Sled Spectacular in Salina, Kansas, I got to spend some quality time with Gary and talk with him about some of these SUPERB customs he builds.
This part of our conversation dealt with the Super Cool ride he's built for Guitarist-Custom Car Buff Extraordinaire, Jimmie Vaughan.
It's a subtle, smooth '54 Ford Victoria Hard Top...BUT, the key feature here is the fact that all of the cars that Gary builds are "drivers". In fact, he drove this beautiful Vickie to the event in Salina for two years in a row, and to Darryl Starbird's HOF Museum in 2009...I know, I saw him do it !
Settle back for the next few minutes and listen to Gary in his unassuming, laid back way, explain about this super-kool car and what the goal was in putting it together. JK
(Above left: Early stages of the Vickie build; Above right: Finished and on the road ? You bet ! )
SPECIAL NOTE: Congrats to Gary (pictured with the '54) AND Jimmie on winning the "RODZ DeLUXE AWARD" at the 28th Annual KKOA Lead Sled Spectacular In Salina, Kansas in 2008 !
OSR/CKD Managing Editor, Alan Mayes, presented the Award to Gary at the KKOA closing ceremonies.
For a closer look at some of Gary's Customs check-out his WebSite: http://www.garyhowardcustoms.com/
Photos on this Page courtesy of Gary Howard, and their respective owners.