Walt Austin’s Willys Coupe

tripower

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Walt Austin’s aluminum Willys coupe at Jim Hume's shop south of Bellingham Washington. Notice the finish on the fenders!!!!:deal

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LMBRJQ 60

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Are those flames just polished and the area around them a burnished finish or brushed finished.
Way cool car
Who built the body??
Steve
 

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Austin Bubbletop

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Off topic Dan, but are the Austins racing any longer? IIRC it was Bucky that had an awful incident in his alky funny car that gave me chills just reading it. I'll see if I can find and post it.
 

tripower

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Off topic Dan, but are the Austins racing any longer? IIRC it was Bucky that had an awful incident in his alky funny car that gave me chills just reading it. I'll see if I can find and post it.
Bucky is still racing. A guy I know works on the pit crew. We saw him at the Nostalgia Drags in Bremerton Washington in August. He bought the old Cadillac dealership in Tacoma Washington and turned it into a drag racing museum. He had a crew that was restoring old race cars/dragsters at the same location, my neighbor was part of that crew, but with the economy that has pretty much come to a halt I think.