Tim Thelen's 1949 Chevy half-ton pickup was featured during the 2016 edition of the Blacktop Nationals.
Tim Thelen's 1949 Chevy half-ton pickup was featured during the 2016 edition of the Blacktop Nationals. Mike Berry The Wichita Eagle
Tim Thelen's 1949 Chevy half-ton pickup was featured during the 2016 edition of the Blacktop Nationals. Mike Berry The Wichita Eagle

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