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Eric Sumner

Eric's '46 as it appeared in the 2006 NVRG Calendar. He's obviously got his  sons, Nate (R) and Eli (L) off to a good start on a life-long love affair with Henry's V-8.

 

Eric at the 2007 Eastern National Meet, Fairfax, Virginia

Another picture taken back in 2007 at a local car show
   

Bob and Joan Stewart, the original owners. True V-8er's who maintained and drove the '46 every day for 54 years. This is a 1947 American Bantam trailer. Purchased along with the '46 Tudor from the Ford dealer on February 17, 1947. It came into my possession with the '46. A couple of Mr. Stewart's Air Force buddies built the box out of aircraft aluminum and attached it to the trailer. Look closely and you can see the generous amount of car parts Mr. Stewart was kind enough to include with the car and trailer.

   
This is my first flathead Ford V-8. Mr. Stewart did a cosmetic restoration in 1978. Took it down to bare metal, repaired panels, and repainted. All bright work got the same attention. When I took over, I rebuilt the transmission, steering box, and did a complete overhaul of the brake system. It's got 220,000 miles under its belt and still going strong.
   

Since Eric has two sons I guess he figured he needed two Early Ford V-8s. Here's some shots of his 1941 Pickup. I particularly like the duct tape accessory center grille.

Updated 08/07/2019