Articles written by Randy Neilsen

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  • Roy Drapal buys another Model T

    Randy Neilsen|Nov 16, 2023

    Shortly after getting to see his vehicle in the film, Killers of the Flower Moon, Roy Drapal decided to add a Coupe 44 Ford Model T to his fabulous collection. This particular vehicle is a black Tudor from 1926 in great condition that he spotted in an online auction. "This is Old Man Drapal," he answered the phone. I was hoping to get a first hand look at the newly acquired purchase but unfortunately it had not yet arrived. Because of a mishap involving liquid mercury, Roy's payment was stuck...

  • The Torch-Red Model T

    Randy Neilsen|Nov 9, 2023

    In January of this year, Paul Hutchinson, known for his jaw-dropping, custom automobiles, finished restoring his 1927 Model T. This torch-red classic has a custom frame and a Chevy 350 engine. The canvas roof panel was replaced by a ridged panel out of a 1958 Ford station wagon. Originally the gasoline tank sat between the passengers and the engine. Paul designed a new tank out of irrigation pipe that sits in the rear of the vehicle and a special, modern-style fuel door sits discreetly behind...