Bob Turgeon's 1957 Ford

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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.]]

Bob's Thunderbird on the cover of the program for the 1959 Mid-America Auto Spectacular.
Photo by Darryl Starbird.
Bob advertised the Le Perle for sale in Hot Rod Magazine March 1960.

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.

Magazine Features

Custom Cars September 1959
Custom Cars October 1959
Custom Rodder January 1960
Custom Cars March 1960


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