At the age of 9, he already had his eye on a jet black Corvette. David Larson had already developed an eye for cool cars. There was one in particular that fascinated him, a jet black 1962 Corvette. (Video by Mike Berry / The Wichita Eagle)
Don Pihl was finally able to make that Kaiser dream a reality. He spotted an advertisement for a 1948 Kaiser in the High Plains Journal. The car had been sitting in a pasture near Hill City for 22 years. The grandson of the original owner had inherited the car, which he used as a daily driver. He started to restore the car, repainting it and installing new upholstery, but eventually lost interest and decided to sell it. (Video by Mike Berry /
Big Papa celebrates 80th birthday with private car show. What better way for a car guy to celebrate his birthday than with his own private car show? That’s what Davey Moore’s grandsons, Ritchie Goforth and Danny Stain, thought when they started “Big Papa’s Rod Run” three years ago. (Video by Mike Berry / The Wichita Eagle)
Leadsled Spectacular in Salina, one of the great Midwest car shows. They know they will be seeing old friends, favorite cars and just-completed projects. There’s drag racing to be enjoyed, period-themed concerts, a great swap meet full of old car parts and the chance to see skilled craftsmen ply their trade, chopping tops and customizing old, plain cars into things of beauty. (Video by Mike Berry / The Wichita Eagle)
Legendary hot rod builder Dave Stuckey is remembered by his former wife Rayletta Stuckey at his south Wichita shop Tuesday. Stuckey passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)
Wichita on Wheels: Bringing a 1962 "Bullet Bird" back after 36 years. Jim Rogers found a car that had been sitting without an engine for 36 years and restored it. (Video by Mike Berry / The Wichita Eagle)
Tom Ruggles’ once-in-a-lifetime barn-find languished in a College Hill garage for 40 years before he chanced upon the rare 1909 EMF 30 touring car. The previous owner had taken it out of a barn near Udall in 1952, planning to restore it.
Bill Bauck had a nice ’64 Chevelle SS in his shed when he started looking for a new challenge. “I think I’ll build me a hot rod,” he remembers thinking. But he admits he wasn’t exactly an expert on the subject. “I didn’t really know the cars. I probably couldn’t have told a ’32 Ford from a ’34 Ford or a ’37,” he said. “I was looking at pictures on the Internet, and when I saw a ’34 Ford coupe, I said,`That’s what it’s gotta be.’ I sold the Chevelle to finance this project.” (Video by Mike Berry / Kansas.com)