Friday, June 10, 2011

Hand Built / Gene Winfield

If you were hanging around in Gene's shop back in the early seventies, this is just one of the hand built parts that you would see fabricated.
Here's a look back at rod and custom builder Gene Winfield (left) and Jim “Jake” Jacobs (right) helping hold,  in the process of punching 114 3x3/4-inch louvers into a rear decklid. The legendary Gene was and still is one of the custom kings still building badass rides today out of his Mojave desert shop.

Image courtesy, The Rod & Custom Archives
Even to this day Gene races a re-creation of one of his flathead powered El Mirage cars, and what could be more fitting for someone that was at the ground level during the juvenile years at El Mirage.

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