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Car Builders Show Off Their Work At The 16th Annual Joe Mama's Car Show

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By Ben Lyda

Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) "It's one of those things that this hot Roding gets in your blood, it's like a bad disease, you can't get rid of it", says Tony Hatch, car builder from Nevada

Whether it's something you’re born into or a tribute for a loved one, it seems that building classic cars is a hobby that will never end.

Tony hatch from Nevada has built many cars including this monster.
"It's a 21 Stutz, basically went out to Indiana and picked this up three years ago and we brought it back and basically built it from the frame up", says Hatch

One local restored a 1951 Chevrolet that has been in his family for most of his life.

"Well this was my mother's car, and when she passed away in 1993 I received the car and it really wasn't in very good shape, however it didn't have very many miles on it. When I got it I started to find parts for it to make it a special deluxe, and that took six seven years. Then I had it repainted and as close to the original color that I could get it and then had the interior done, all done locally and that's what you see the finished product", said Richard Stosich a local car builder

It may be time consuming, but the end goal is what all car builders work towards.

"You have to put it in your mind's eye what it's going to look like when it's complete and that's what keeps you going from project to project on the car", said Stosich

With another car done the question lingers... What's next.

"A 39 Dodge business coup I actually got started on about a month ago, I'm putting a viper V 10 engine in it and transmission so it should be pretty unique", said Hatch

"If I could find a 1957 Cadillac Coup Deville, I would do that, but it's a lot of work", said Stosich

A lot of work, but a labor of love.


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