Nick Mardis came by his love of flathead Fords naturally enough. His parents drove a 1940 Ford when he was a youngster and he had a hopped-up ’39 Ford coupe when he was in high school. “It had a good running flathead in it. It would outrun a ’57 C
Steve Wilson has a thing for '57 Fords and this one is something special. The shorter wheelbase Custom 300 bodies were light as possible and combined that with a belt-driven McCullough supercharger on top of the 312-cubic-inch V-8 engine.
Ron Boese thought he had seen the last of his 1964 Chevy Nova SS six short months after he bought it. Boese bought this 1964 Chevy Nova SS brand new, but only got to enjoy it six months before leaving for military service.
Readers of Wichita on Wheels are used to seeing beautifully painted, running driving cars, trucks and motorcycles on this page. But this week, we got to take a rare, behind-the-scenes look at some amazing work in progress, a homegrown example of m
His first Model A project is still going strong 41,000 miles later. Eric Weninger grew up around Model A Fords, watching his dad, John Weninger repair and restore them. Watching and learning. “In the early ’80s, my dad and I did a big Model A truc
Dan Nitcher’s ‘Eye Katcher’ rolls the calendar back to the 1960s. “I always wanted an old hot rod,” says Dan Nitcher. But he wasn’t sure he was ready to trade his customized Chevy Suburban for one. A friend put him on the trail of a black primered
Roger Brown says, “I can’t say no to a car,” Included in his fleet of vehicles are a 1969 Camaro, a 1960 Corvette, a 1969 Chevelle SS, and a 1999 Corvette. Not everything is of GM manufacture, though, as waiting in the wings for restoration are a
Custom cars, hot rods and great big airplanes – what more could you want on a perfect Saturday afternoon at the Kansas Aviation Museum, the site of the annual Starliner Car Show? (Video by Mike Berry / The Wichita Eagle)
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 inhe
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 “B