“No, that’s not for sale.” We’ve all heard it before, the car sitting in the field every time you drive by and when you talk to the owner they tell you it’s not for sale. That was the story when a buddy called Scott Mills and told him of a Model A sedan and a pickup in a yard a couple of cities away.
A long time tri-five fan, Rick Salyer enjoyed driving his gorgeous black 1957 Chevy to some shows with his fellow Tulsa, Ok area friend Robert Roggendorff. In a “it’s a small world” twist Roggendorff was a high school buddy with my Dad and his older brother Tom, and after a surprise party reunited Roggendorff with the Scanlans we started going to shows together. The KKOA Leadsled Spectacular, the H.A.M.B. Drags and the Greaserama were all shows that we’ve attended as a big group for a few years.
This kool Caddy first caught my eye a few years ago at the KKOA Leadsled Spectacular in Salina, KS. Since then I’ve seen it repeatedly and even parked next to it in the Kustom City Display this year at the Starbird-Devlin Show in Wichita. I dig it. Every time I take a photo of the car, I dig it more. This car just works for me. So I called up it’s owner and builder Larry James of Flyin Eye Kreations in Wichita, KS and I ran down to his new shop location and we shot this video where he tells a bit of the history of the car. Enjoy!
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See you at a show,
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