Tucked away on the north end of Mead Street was Matt and Kara Smith’s outstanding 1931 Ford pickup in beautiful patina, with red vintage wire wheels and a late model flathead V-8 fed by three deuces. The truck captures the feel of a late ’40s-early ’50s home-built hot rod perfectly.
Tucked away on the north end of Mead Street was Matt and Kara Smith’s outstanding 1931 Ford pickup in beautiful patina, with red vintage wire wheels and a late model flathead V-8 fed by three deuces. The truck captures the feel of a late ’40s-early ’50s home-built hot rod perfectly. Mike Berry The Wichita Eagle
Tucked away on the north end of Mead Street was Matt and Kara Smith’s outstanding 1931 Ford pickup in beautiful patina, with red vintage wire wheels and a late model flathead V-8 fed by three deuces. The truck captures the feel of a late ’40s-early ’50s home-built hot rod perfectly. Mike Berry The Wichita Eagle

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July 15, 2017 07:56 AM

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