Dick Bailey

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Dick test-sitting Jim Street's Kookie T at a Columbus, Ohio car show. Dave Jenkins believes that he took the photo late 1960. The Kookie T made a huge impression on Dick, and less than a year after this photo was taken he built his own Model T hot rod from the ground up. Photo from The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection.
Getting there! An under-construction photo of Dick Bailey's Model T. According to Teddy Zgrzemski, Bailey's Model T was the first wild-looking T-Bucket in Detroit. "He was a trendsetter back then," Teddy told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2020. Later shown as "The Wild One," Bailey's T-Bucket was the first car Teddy painted when he came back from California in 1962. Charging $ 175.00, Teddy painted it Candy Tangerine over Gold. Photo from The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection.
Dick Bailey's 1963 Chevrolet Corvette. Teddy Zgrzemski had just painted it when this photo was taken in 1965. Photo courtesy of Teddy Zgrzemski.

Dick Bailey of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Dick is known as "Beetle Bailey" amongst friends.

Dick Bailey's Cars

Dick Bailey's Model T - The Wild One
Dick Bailey's 1950 Mercury - The Dream Boat
Dick Bailey's 1963 Chevrolet Corvette


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