The Valley Custom Bird

The Valley Custom Bird

I’ve never met Dave Simard, but I’ve always admired him from afar. His wonderfully eclectic collection is only matched by his reputation for being a down-to-earth, regular ole hot rodder. In issue #2 of The Jalopy Journal, we featured his Valley Custom built ’55 Thunderbird. It’s a feature that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but just never had the means. But John Mearns had a connection, made a call, and the next I knew I had an audio recording of the interview. From that, I wrote the article that appeared in the book.

As I was sitting around this morning thinking about a topic for today’s piece, it sort of started to make sense that I post the audio for you all to hear. I think it’s kind of fun to hear it as it was told from the horses mouth and figured you guys would to. So, here it is:

If you want to see and read more about what might be the best ’55 Thunderbird on the planet, pick up The Jalopy Journal #2. You’ll be glad ya did.

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