this was sam gregories 40 chevy back in the mid 70's. this was painted by a close friend of mine named tommy taylor out of waukegan illinois. this is the same guy who painted the tank on my 66 triumph. sam gregory was a close friend of mine too. sam and tommy grew up with my dad, and that's how i came to know them. both sam and tommy are gone now, but the 40 chevy lives on. this is what the car looks like today. it was redone in 1993 or so, called "the eternal flame" after sam died. painted again by tommy, and then auctioned off. the last time i saw the car was probably 1995 maybe, and the illinois license plates said "sams car". does anyone recognize this car, or know where it might be ?? it was on the cover of rod & custom a few years ago, and the title was "how to paint flames" or something like that. thanks.