Nice article from Rod Authority by Lindsey Fisher on the iconic Pete Chapouris 1934 Ford Coupe from the film California Kid. Read more here
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Currently reading the book “The Hot Rod: Resurrection of a Legend by Brock Yates” which tracks the story of the famed Eliminator Hot Rod from build to rediscovery and restoration, plus a good background history of Hot Rodding into the bargain.
You can find an article written by the author on the Hot Rod website here
A slideshow of the car can be seen on the link below
This should give you a taste for what is a remarkable story very well told by the author, you can find the book on Amazon
A sad footnote is that Brock Yates is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and the attempted sale of his beloved Eliminator was subject of an episode of the TV show “Chasing Classic Cars” Season 6 Episode 18
Brock’s Wikipedia entry is here, you’ll also see that Brock was responsible for initiating the famous “Canonball Run” amongst his many achievements.
If you have any interest in Hot Rods and the time period, this is a great read.
There is an article here at Hemmings regarding the Brock Yates Tribute Fund
Brock Yates’s Eliminator and Novi Special Replica Fail to Sell in Monterey