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The Manta Ray was built by Glen Hire and Vernon Antoine of Whittier, California, sometime between 1951 and 1953. Inspiration came from Harley Earl's 1951 GM LeSabre concept car. The Manta Ray was sold to Kansas in the 1950s. In 1959, L.L. Lacer of Junction City, Kansas bought the car from Topeka, Kansas.
George Janich's 1941 Ford Business Coupe was found in Kansas City, Kansas in 1973
Dave Stuckey's 1953 Studebaker pickup of Wichita, Kansas. Dave ran Stuckey Kustom, and the pickup was his personal driver from 1958 to 1960. In 1960 he cut it up.
The Predicta was built by Darryl Starbird at Star Kustom Shop in Wichita, Wichita, Kansas. Completed in 1960, the Predicta won the "Car of the Future" award at the 1960 National Roadster Show in California, and it became the car that established Darryl Starbird as a respected custom and show car builder.
Dennis McPhail's 1960 Ford Fairlane of Wellington, Kansas. Restyled by Hooligan Hot Rods and Jeff Myers the build was completed in 2010.
Dave Stuckey's 1965 Pontiac Catalina of Wichita, Kansas. The build was started in 1967 and completed in 1969. The car was Dave's personal driver, and the overall height of it was drastically reduced by chopping the top 3 inches, sectioning the body 3 inches, channeling it 2 inches and lowering it 6 inches.
The 1959 Mid-America Auto Spectacular was held October 10-11, 1959 in Topeka, Kansas.

Hot Rods of Kansas

Dave Stuckey's Lil' Coffin
Bill and Jim Bottorff's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup
Bob Sullivan's 1931 Ford
Jim Broadhead's 1932 Ford Coupe
Jim Bottorff's 1935 Ford

Custom Cars of Kansas

The Forcasta
Bill Cushenbery's 1940 Ford - El Matador
Galley Smith and W.A. Humphrey's 1940 Ford
George Janich's 1941 Ford Business Coupe
Donnie Jenkin's 1946 Ford
Bill Rahn and Ray Riley's 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline
Mitchell's 1948 Mercury
Ronnie Knepp's 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline
Dave Stuckey's 1953 Studebaker Pickup
Bill Bottorff's 1954 Kurtis Cad
Ron Dubberstein's 1955 Chevrolet - The Exota
Dave Puhl's 1956 Ford Thunderbird- The Hybrid Bird
Donnie Jenkins' 1956 Ford Thunderbird
Bob Barrett's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette - The Bug
Dave Puhl's 1957 Chevrolet
Dave Stuckey's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Pat Mulligan's 1958 Chevrolet
Darryl Starbird's Predicta
Dennis McPhail's 1960 Ford Fairlane
Ray Farhner's 1963 Chevrolet Corvette - Outer Limits
Dave Stuckey's 1965 Pontiac Catalina
The Silhouette

Sport Customs of Kansas

The Manta Ray

Custom Car and Hot Rod Shops of Kansas

Cushenbery Custom Shop
Star Kustom Shop
Stuckey Kustom

Custom Car and Hot Rod Shows of Kansas

Mid-America Auto Spectacular

Citizens of Kansas

Biff Hess
Bill Bottorff
Bill Cushenbery
Bill Rahn
Bob Barrett
Bob Sullivan
Bus Jenkins
Clifton Gottlieb
Darryl Starbird Dave Stuckey
Dave Puhl
Dennis McPhail
Donnie Jenkins
George Mallory
Jim Bottorff
Jim Broadhead
Larry Brown
Larry Cooley
L.L. Lacer
Larry Swintz
Paul Matz
Pat Mulligan
Phil Hower
Ray Riley
Ron Dubberstein
Ron Ortner
Ronnie Knepp
Vic Edelbrock

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