LOU CALASIBETTA (The Old Stillwater Garage) puts together some of the most phenominal Rod, Customs & Restorations of any shop in the country ! He's truly an East Coast Legend.
Based in small town of Stillwater, New Jersey, Lou and his Crew create some Super Rides for their customers...but, Lou's personal cars are nationally-known and have appeared in almost every major magazine in print: Rod & Custom, Custom Rodder, Rodders' Journal, Car Kulture DeLuxe, and many others.
My first look at his "Surfari" came when I picked-up the March, 2002 Issue of Hemmings Rod & Performance. It's truly one of the most beautiful, well-crafted cars I've ever seen, and it just blew me away !
At the 27th Annual KKOA Lead Sled Specatacular in Salina, Kansas, in my one-on-one Interview with Lou, I asked him how the "Surfari" went from being an idea to a reality. Lou's explanation of the build, as well as the unusual, super-cool interior will give you a better understanding of all of the work that went into this rare, Pontiac Wagon that's one of my personal all-time favorites ! JK
(Above: Lou's 1957 Pontiac Transcontinental Station Wagon: The "Surfari" ! )
A COUPLE OF LOU'S OTHER NEAT RIDES
(Above left: Lou's Rare '57 GMC Suburban Town & Country "Copper Moondust"; Above right: Lou's restored Alexander Brothers '56 Chevy "The Golden Chariot" )
NOTE: All photos/images on this page courtesy of their original owners/copyright holders...with sincere thanks !