View attachment 3210537 Things seem to have a way of destiny.......... I grew up with older brothers and had the fortune of my oldest brother take me multiple years to the Hartford Autorama shows at the Hartford Armory in Connecticut in the mid 1960's. I was 5,6,7 at the time and have my brothers to thank taking me at a young age to THE Big Connecticut Car show for Kustoms and Hot Rods etc. After all, who wants to take their "Little" Brother with them to a car show when they had the chance to just hang out with their buddies going, or take a girl on a date ? I remember one year - my oldest brother took a girl (date) with "us". Those memories, taking me to the car shows at that young age, burned into me and made a life lasting feeling of automotive passion and excitement. So with that I am sharing what is now in my garage....... Fellow HAMB member Marcus Edell found this car late last year sitting, disappeared for 20 - 25 years in decay in Milwaukee, rescued it and shipped to California for some serious TLC. It stayed in California for only a brief time as things seem to have a way of destiny. We came to agreement this historical Kustom belonged back in the Midwest with me where it's original life began. I can honestly say , the feeling of seeing Kustom Cars in the Mid 60's when I was 5,6,7 years old, this car does that for me and to me. I am now the Ambassador/ caretaker of this 59 Impala Hardtop, early 60's Joe Roth Kustom, The "Little One" survivor, customized in 1962, and will be sharing it's history in the Heartland where it all started and beyond. It is Important that we don't lose various times in Automotive history. That era played a huge roll in taking what you had for various car parts, or what young men at that time could find, scavenge or swap to use their imagination of blending various model parts turning into what I consider automotive art. It isn't for everyone, but for me how many can say they get to feel the exact same feeling 50 years later ? Enjoy Friendly Note......Mark Moriarity isn't the only guy with cool shit now.