Bob Turgeon's 1957 Ford
Darryl Starbird's Star Kustom Shop won the Top Custom Shop Achievement award at the show, and the "Le Perle" won the sweepstakes. Photo from The Richard "Fuzzy" Fuerholzer Collection.]]
1957 Ford Thunderbird built by Star Kustom Shop for Bob Turgeon of Topeka, Kansas. The build, named "Le Perle", was completed in 1959. It won the Sweepstakes and Top Custom Shop Achievement Awards at the NHRA National Championship Custom Car Show in Detroit. The win swept Darryl into national prominence and made him a definite figure to be reckoned with in future championship shows.
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