Ann Arbor

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A photo of the members of the Ann Arbor Timing Association taken in 1954. Dave Jenkins, who is kneeling, third from left in the photo, was a founding member of the club. Started by a bunch of high-school kids studying at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor the guys had a lot of fun, and they were treated like a bunch of rebels. The customized 1949 Ford in the photo belonged to Elwood Peterson, who appears kneeling second from left. According to Fred Thomas, Peterson's Ford was a visual treat with its chopped Carson style top. " Photo from The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection.
Rodney Rice's 1955 Chevrolet of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The car, known as "the Astorian," was restyled by the Alexander Brothers and Fostoria Customs. The build was completed in 1964.
Dick Rothfuss' 1959 Chevrolet Impala of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dick's Impala, known as "Poopsie", was restyled late 1959 - early 1960.

Custom Cars of Ann Arbor, Michigan

Rodney Rice's 1955 Chevrolet - The Astorian
Dick Rothfuss' 1959 Chevrolet Impala - "Poopsie"

Custom Car and Hot Rod Clubs of Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor Timing Association

Citizens of Ann Harbor, Michigan

Dick Rothfuss
Rodney Rice
Virgil Exner


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