Don Vargo's 1934 Ford

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An early photo of Don's 34. Photo courtesy of Blast From the Past Street Rods.
A photo of the 69'er taken prior to January of 1962. Photo from the Chuck Noble Photo Collection.
Actress Barbra Sands in the 69'er at the Cavalcade of Custom Cars exhibit at the Transportation & Travel Pavilion at New York World's Fair in 1964. Photo courtesy of
Chip Hoynitski's 1934 Ford convertible, the 69er II, was built by Blast From the Past Street Rods. Completed in 2012, Chip's Ford is a recreation of Don's '34].

1934 Ford restyled by The Alexander Brothers for Don Vargo. Named the 69'er, Don's Ford made its debut at the 1962 Detroit Autorama.

In 1964 the 69'er was shown at the Cavalcade of Custom Cars exhibit at the Transportation & Travel Pavilion at New York World's Fair.[1]

In 2010 Blast From the Past Street Rods started to build a recreation of the 69er for Chip Hoynitski. The build, called the 69er II was completed in 2012, making its debut at the 2012 Detroit Autorama.

Magazine Features

Car Craft October 1962
Rodding and Re-styling January 1963


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