This story starts out about 65 years ago in the birthplace of Hot Rodding... Southern California. My Dad is a kid working as a hang around in a little shop that builds racing engines, race ignitions and an occasional Hot Rod. Little did my Dad know that these were the kings of speed, and working very focused in one corner of the shop on his Bridgeport was KONG JACKSON, the other man assembling a flat head was WES COOPER. These men were mentors for my Dad and what a pair they were. At this time a guy named Tom Medley used to come by that little shop with his 1928 Special Coupe and see what was going on in the Hot Rod community at that time. Tom was an editor of HOT ROD magazine and used to write articles and draw cartoons about street rods , He was known as Stroker Mcgurk. This was around 1953, a couple of years go by and in 1955 the car was taken apart and ended up on the cover of Hot Rod magazine as a project car for how to build the fastest coolest car of its time. Tom sold the car to my Dads good friend Bill Marcel who became Mickey Thompsons Mechanic and engineer. In that time frame a few engines went in the Coupe, from a hot flattie to a new 265 Chevy. The car rotated around with a couple of my dads High school friends before ending up in my Dads possession, The local police new this car on a regular basis, The LA river bottom and Chevy chase drive were some of its regular hang outs. They Belonged to the Road Runner car club and the Southern California Timing Association and ran the car at Muroc dry lake bed. The car set some record and blew the soft top off of it while doing so and the car was parked after that. Dad had a plan to always bring it back to its 1950s Glory days but life always got in the way, he always put family first so the car would remain parked for the next 65 years. As a little boy I remember making VROOM VROOM noises while standing on the seat pretending to shift it pulling on the gear shift knob like an experienced racer. Now we are finally able to bring this TUFF little coupe back to life together, and with the help of a couple of good friends that are willing to bring it back to its glory days, and this old guy is going to drive with that 1950s spirit!