Bob Li'l Axle Stewart: 1950s Hot Rods, the Dry Lakes, and the Dago Axle

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Born in 1934 into the world of Southern California hot rodding and desert racing, Bob Stewart shares stories of the 1940s and 1950s hot rod scene in this short video interview by Randy Johnson of Johnson ArtWorks. Listen to ›ob share som stories about his first run in the Stewart Roadster at El Mirage at age 11 and his days with the San Diego Prowlers Car Club. Bob's father, Ed "Axle" Stewart was a machinist and heat treat specialist who became a committed hot rod builder and desert lakes racer at Muroc and El Mirage. Ed developed and manufactured a signature part: the Dago dropped axle for lowering the stance of Ford hot rods. Ed and Bob ran the Stewart Speed Automotive shop in San Diego, selling and installing street and racing performance parts.

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