zondag 13 november 2011

showrod sunday ''the Boothill express''

The fabled and fabulous "Boothill Express".  Without doubt the most famous Kustom Kar of the 60s and 70s.  Born in 1850, this historic Cunningham Hearse, drawn by four horses, carried Bob Younger, late of the Jesse James Gang to Lee's Summit and his appropriate reward in 1887.  In 1966, Ray Farhner resurrected the old hearse, dormant for decades, and created an instant winner at Rod & Custom shows from California to the East Coast.  And the horsepower increased from 4 horses to 500, thanks to the modified Chrysler Hemi V-8.  The fame of the "Boothill Express" reached its zenith when it became the only Kustom Kar ever exhibited at the New York Museum of Modern Art.  Later owned by the incomparable, George Barris, this icon of American individualism has come to permanently rest in peace in the Volo Auto Museum.

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