Dave Jenkins' 1950 Chevrolet

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Photo by Dave Jenkins.
Photo by Dave Jenkins.

1950 Chevrolet owned by Ann Arbor Timing Association member Dave Jenkins of Ypsilanti, Michigan.

When Dave was 15 years old he got a restricted license to drive to school and run errands. His dad bought him the 1950 Chevrolet, that became his first car.[1]

It didn't take long before Dave began restyling the car. Dave's Chevy was nosed, decked and shaved for handles. The taillights were relocated to the bumper guards for a cleaner appearance, and as so many other Michigan area customs, Dave run a set of hand formed Jimmy Jones Inkster Skirts on the car. The car was fit with Fenton headers and Smitty steel pacs, and Dave was always in trouble. It also ran twin Unity Company spotlights.[2]

Dave sold the car when he bought himself a 1955 Chevrolet.[2]

According to Fred Thomas, Dave could never afford to have the custom painted, so when it began to look worn, his friend Elwood Peterson would shoot it with a fresh coat of primer.[1]



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