OK, you have to look at all pages of post's on this thread because I have posted many new pic's and info as I get it.... so Just don't look at the first page of pic's and think that's it. it's a 50 drag car out of new york. found in the Arizona. desert after being parked for 48 years. orig. owner just died. he was a member of the rod snappers car club n.y. rust looks bad but it's only surface. OK, so I will relay to you guys what I can put together after speaking to his x wife and daughter..... John Breen from freeport long island and built this car at the age of 16- 18 and was a member of the rod snappers club in freeport . the club would hold there meetings at the local police station in an effort to keep kids from drag racing on the street. the car was featured on the Steve Allen show in may of 1959 for it's design, size and that it's appearance is representative of the hot rod cars of the day and because of it's photographic qualities. john raced the car from 58-60 at westhampton and one other raceway in New York where the car turned in it's best time on 93.2 miles an hour. car was also shown in Many car shows from New York, new Jersey and Connecticut in 1961 john bought a trailer park in Ehrenberg Arizona after doing 2 years in the service, then packed up his belongings and trailered the car to Arizona. the x wife said that he ran the car at lions 3-4 times then the car was parked where it has been ever since. I have the recipes for every nut, bolt and washer that he bought for the car. Linda said she had thrown away all the notes that people had left for the last 48 years of people wanting to buy the car. john had moved big boulders in front of his place with signs the read " stay off my property or I will f#@king kill you'' towards the end if you would even be by the highway he would come out with a gun! she said her dad woke up one day did not feel well so she took him to the va hospital where they found out he was full of cancer even in his bones, he lasted about 4 weeks after that. back to the car, his x wife said he had painted it with the same paint they used on cigarette machines, black with white specs in it zolatone? she also said that john would mention some guy named don garlits that had something to do with the car. she thought he was a nascar guy... I told her no he was a retired drag racer. she said that his name is in the paper work that came with the car but I have not found anything. I'm hoping some of the guy's that where members of the freeport rod snappers can help me fill in more of the gaps. as I learn more I will update you guys. anyone have a guess on what year and make for the hub caps?