Ramstein Air Base

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Ed Biggs' 1959 Chevrolet El Camino of Davenport, Iowa. Ed was a member of the Idlers of Davenport car club and he ran Biggs Automotive Service with his father. In the Summer of 1959, Ed decided to turn a brand new El Camino into a shop truck and rolling advertisement. He wanted to give it a custom paint job, so he ordered the car and had it delivered to a Gardena, California dealer so Joe Andersen of Joe Andersen's Custom Shop could pick it up and give it a panel paint job. Ed joined the US Air Force in September of 1959. He was stationed at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany, and decided to have his custom shipped with him to Europe.
Bengt Wennergren racing his "Street Roadster" at the Ramstein Air Base in Ramstein, Germany in 1966. As Bengt had the only hot rod attending, he ran alone in the "C" class. It was then easy for him to qualify for the Middle Eliminations. This photo shows Bengt as he is about to outrun a Corvette in the Middle Eleminations! Go Bengt!! Photo from The Bengt Wennergren Photo Collection.


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