Good Guys Des Moines 2009, Customs
For me, one of the highlights of any show are the customs. Here are some of our favorites from the Des Moines Good Guys Show in 2009. It was the 4th of July weekend, the weather was great but for a little rain.
How about a “bathtub” Nash with flames!
I just love the rear spoiler on this 69 Camaro.
I saw two chopped top Mustang fastbacks.
This is one sweet low buck Camaro.
Always wanted a sectioned 50 Ford.
Do you know what this is? How about a 55 Chevy!
Right hand drive 57 Chevy convertible.
Here is a targa top Barracuda.
This is the other chopped top Mustang fastback. This car is super nice and has some excellent work and design on it. The owner stated he has additional plans for the car this winter. Should be a real show stopper next season!
Look at this picture closely…see the pavement, tire and suspension reflected in the floor pan of the trunk? Now that is a clean and staight car.
Ford never built a 67 Mustang with an interior this nice…
…or one with this good of paint.
Now this 58 Chevy is old school and beautiful.
I like 59s. There were several at the show but we had the only 59 El Camino.
What if Dodge had built the NASCAR Charger one year earlier?
This is a Henry J wagon and was done to the hilt. Like this woody? There is no wood in it…it is all painted on!
The curves on this body really take advantage of the flip flop paint.
These Studebakers look new almost 60 years later.
This Corvette belongs to a friend of mine, Dick Mathern at the Corvette Hospital, who lives in Des Moines. I hadn’t seen him in nearly 30 years. We used to be in the Central Iowa Corvette Club together. This is the car he built for his brother who has sinced passed on. It was great to see you again Dick!
In 1957 Ford sold more cars than Chevy. This maybe one of the reasons, they are beautiful, clean designs.