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Show Rods


The Strip Star



The Strip Star was a show car and competition race car built by Gene Winfield for the Promotions Inc Show Car Division. The Strip Star featured an asymmetrically offset hand-formed aluminum body that was mounted on a modified 1948 Ford chassis with a 107" wheel base. The body was covered by a full belly pan underneath. The Strip Star had an electronically operated tonneau cover over the passenger seat, and an off-center asymmetrical grille and headlight assembly. The lights are French driving lights and one Honda headlight.

The sleek fastback design of the Strip Star begins in the special roof over the drivers compartment and flows down to enclose the drag chute. The Strip Star was powered by a full race 427 Ford engine rated at 425 hp. The engine is coupled to a Ford 4-speed transmission that is hooked to the 1948 Ford rear end. Total weight of the car was 2300 pounds.

Inside the car was done in black Naugahyde with foam-padded fiberglass bucket seats and black carpeting. The unusual steering wheel was made of aluminum stock bent back to a 90 degree angle. The exterior was painted with 40 coats of candy tangerine over a pearl underbase. Goodyear Super Sport tires were mounted on Terra Thrust Wheels. designed and manufactured by Gene Winfield.

A remote control raised and lowered the top, started the engine, and operated the passenger windshield. 

Today the car is owned by Gene Winfield. Gene still brings the car to different car shows.

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