As a photographer and car nut living in South-Central Texas, I spend a lot of time visiting and taking photos at car shows- my greatest love is the old vehicles – hot rods, classics, muscle cars, rat rods, trucks – you name it!
Recently at a car show in Schulenburg, I came upon this “barn find,” a 1937 Buick. The fellow who owns it decided to have a little fun with the old car by doing some surprising additions to the one-time-luxury vehicle. First of all, he squeezed a Chrysler 426 Hemi into the engine compartment, where it really wouldn’t fit – fact is, he had to lay the radiator, horizontally, on top of the engine to make it all work. If that wasn’t outrageous enough, he lifted up the body and placed it upon a modern Dodge Charger chassis. Of course some bigger tires also had to be added. The old car is rusty and dusty, still covered with dirt from when it was pulled out the barn where it had been sitting for 40 years.
As an old drag racer, my first thought was: “I wonder what some young dude in his hot rod would think if he challenged the Hemified (made up word) old Buick at a red light and immediately got his doors blown off?” It would be a beautiful sight to see. Anyway, I’m looking forward to see what else the owner has planned for the car. Don’t you know that old body is rockin’ and rollin’ down the road when he puts his foot down on that Hemi power plant? I love it! – Bude Lepsi (aka MVM Images)