Sunday, January 15, 2012

Showrod Sunday...Who Built It?

California Show Car owners  Bob Resiner and Jay Ohrberg are the original builders. Dick Dean is credited as building the all steel body when he worked there. It was originally painted blue and named "The Turnpike Hauler".
Sometime around '74, ol' George Barris gets a hold of her, paints her candy apple red, sells her to Redd Foxx or the producers of the Sanford and Son show. She hits the show circuit again, billed as Redd Foxx's Lil' Redd Wrecker. Incidentally, the rod was never seen on the show.
The last pic is from the 59th Annual Grand National Roadster show (2008), when Jay was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Jay is currently looking for a space to open "Jay Ohrberg's Hollywood Cars" in a major tourist area. Hopefully he gets his museum open.