NZ Hot Rod

Mr Blue

NEW Plymouth’s Gary Webber is one of those guys with petrol running through his veins. Even as a young bloke growing up in the ‘60s the family home incorporated a wrecking yard and now with around 60 cars later, his real dream has materialised. Gary is an owner-driver of one of those big spunky Kenworths and naturally gets to drive to most corners of the country. It’s also a good way of finding that hard to get part.

Gary’s dream was to emulate America’s Most Beautiful Roadster of 1961, the ’29 Model A roadster owned by Rich Guasco. Gary also used to do the odd bit of photography and reporting on certain events for this magazine in years past and because he’s no stranger to writing, we pick up his story told in his own words:

I was a member of New Plymouth Rodders from 1974 through 1977 as well as belonging to NSRA from 1975 to the present day. In ’78 I joined Scenic City Rod & Custom Club and it was in that year as part of the NSRA committee based in Taranaki, I set off with six other like-minded souls all heading for Blenheim to form a south island subcommittee. Our host Dennis Maxted had the remains of a very sad looking roadster body in his back yard. Just the

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