Hot Rod magazine’s August 2014 highlighted two cars that we first saw at the SEMA Show. Funny how some cars just stand out and end up being touted by all? Out of the thousands of cars at SEMA, some just naturally are just dang drop dead perfect and deserve detailed views and attention.
Our friends at Hot Rod Magazine For August, 2014 devoted three pages (page 108-110) on Mr. Gasket’s Lime Crush – a 66 Suburban. We gave you our view of this awesome build here. Great attention to detail and just about every body panel was massaged to some degree.
In the same issue, they take a look at a 51 Studebaker owned by Dennis Varni. It too was at the SEMA show and drew plenty of admiring glances in its prime aisle spot. Eight pages don’t do it justice, so we had to add our pictures too.
The Studebaker actually passed through three sets of hands before completion. It sits on an Art Morrison frame. A Ford 427 engine has fuel injection and uses a GM 700R4 transmission. The wood work is spot on beautiful. Lots of onlookers took double takes trying to figure out if Studebaker ever made a woodie!