Culture, Craft & Cuisine

Wild Ride

WILD RIDE Wheels...ride...puddle jumper...Detroit glitz. From basic to luxury, cars are deep-seated in our culture. In this edition of Nebraska Stories, we're taking a ride on the wild side as we feature two Nebraska car stories that garnered national attention. The Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction with its pasture of some 500 vintage cars attracted people from every state in the union and 25 countries. Some came to bid, most came to be a part of this unique event in automotive history that put the town of Pierce on the national map. Cars are our independence, they're connected to our identity and they're part of our family history. In Bennington, a father-son project fifty years in the making won one of the top hot rod trophies in the world, The Ridler Award. Presented annually at the Detroit Autorama, the nation's leading indoor custom car show, Ron Cizek's 1940 Ford Coupe is the labor of Andy Leach, an up-and-coming fabricator whose work on "Checkered Past" is as much about art as it is about muscle.

Kay Hall


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