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Tricked Out T

I'm in the mood for the unexpected and I'm not using unexpected lightly here.  How about trying on  Doug Weigel's "Tiki"/"The Polynesian Spectacle" for a walk on the wild side.  This ride most definitely blurs the lines between art and automobile and is totally unexpected.  I saw the "Polynesian Spectacle"/"Tiki" up close and in personal at the GoodGuys Southwest Nats. and lucky for yours truly, I was able to chat with creative genius/builder extraordinaire Doug Weigel for a few minutes.  When I asked about the inspiration for his radical ride he humbly replied,  "I get an idea and it just grows from there."  He's a self described "local guy with a bad habit".  I hope he never gets over this "bad habit"!  As a car builder and working artist, he is a steel sculptor by trade and his mad skills are evident throughout this wild build.  In addition to the all the hand made elements on this terrific T, the ""Polynesian Spectacle"/"Tiki" boasts a blown Chevy small-block, sure to get this rolling wonder where it wants to go post haste!  Weigel's work is a genius blend of imagination and innovation, making this ride a truly unexpected "Spectacle".    

Take a gander at this completely hand built, one of a kind 1910 Ford Model T.   As the Polynesians would say that's one lolo ka'a! (That's "crazy car" for us Yanks)  

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By the by this baby won the Go For The Gold Award in 2010 at the Darryl Starbird's National Rod and Custom Car Show.  Doug won $20,000 for his efforts.  Not bad for "local guy with a bad habit"!  Keep on letting those ideas grow Doug.

Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!