BEGINNING IN1957, the legendary DARRYL STARBIRD became America's largest Independent Producer of car shows with over 500 Shows to his credit. BUT, it all started almost by accident !
IN THIS Exclusive Interview done at Darryl's home, he explains how it all began, how it grew, and, how it continues today. Darryl's a master-storyteller, and his passion for Rods & Customs has proven itself time-and-time-again with the superb rods, customs, and bubble-tops he's built !
Darryl Starbird's Annual Rod & Custom Car Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma has become
the largest independently produced Rod & Custom indoor show in the country, and
continues in 2018 with the 54th Annual National Rod & Custom Show:
The Next Generation, to be held at the River Spirit Expo Square, February 16-18, 2018 !
"THE NEXT GENERATION" Shows are ably-helmed by Darryl's son, Builder, Hall of Fame Member, Cliff Starbird, Darryl's daughter, Christy Starbird Bledsoe, and, his grandson, Brice Bledsoe. They've all grown-up with the shows, working at the shows, and helping out in all areas since they were kids...and know how to get it all done right !
DARRYL STARBIRD'S 54th NATIONAL ROD & CUSTOM SHOW:THE NEXT GENERATION, IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, AT THE RIVER SPIRIT EXPO SQUARE, FEBRUARY 16-18, 2018 !
Don't Forget The Unique "GO FOR THE GOLD" Award In Tulsa, With A Cash Prize Of $10,000 Awarded To One Of The "Fine Nine" !
Featured Cars For 2018 Include Tim Strange's "Evolution", Darryl Starbird's "Monster Cad", and, John D'Agostino's "Pantheon" ! PLUS...There's the Outdoor "Cool Car Corral"; The Indoor KKOA Village; The Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony; "Live Chop" With Featured Builder Keith Dean & Special Guests Jeff Myers & the Wrench Wenches; Art, Ink, & Rock'n Roll Music !
FOR COMPLETE DETAILS & INFO on attending the Tulsa show February 16-18, Info on all the Events, and Directions to the show, simply go to the Starbird Car Show Website: http://www.starbirdcarshows.com/ or, Darryl's Website: http://www.darrylstarbird.com/
BE SURE TO find yourself a back issue of the January, 2011 issue of R&C which features a fantastic Photo/Build with Darryl showing how he builds those "bubbles" for all his cool Bubble Tops ! Hey, that's how he earned the title "The Bubble Top King" ! You'll probably find a copy on EBAY, or, Amazon !
AND, RODDER'S JOURNAL #52 HAS A FEATURE ON DARRYL, written by the Legendary SPENCE MURRAY, that you should definitely read! You can probably score a copy of it also on EBAY, or, Amazon...you won't be sorry !
SPECIAL NOTE: TO HEAR DARRYL'S STORY about one of wildest, coolest customs he ever created, "THE FORCASTA", Simply Click-On-Right-Here...this is one you've gotta hear !!