Offenhauser Tales

The eyes of our customers sparkle when they come across their dream car parked and forgotten in a barn, or under a tree. Yes, they see the rust, the broken lights, the missing bumper, the faded dashboard, and the shredded seats. But, our customer sees much more than that. They may see a slice of forgotten Americana. They may see a memory from their teenage years. They look past the superficial and seek a good frame, something to build upon. They see promise. They see the promise of what could be.

We will share stories about Offenhauser from our loyal fans on this page.  We encourage our customers to share their “Offenhauser Tales” and photos with us by contacting us at  


’52 Ford V8

We were visited by Wayne from Wayne's Automotive recently. He arrived in his '52 Ford V8 which has the famous Offenhauser Flathead Cylinder. He told us that he also has an Offenhauser intake with a Holley 4 Barrel Carburetor. We love when customers visit us with their...

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1957 Chevy Bel Air

Photos courtesy of Jerry Garrison, Jerry Garrison Images Pete bought a 1957 Chevy Bel Air as his first car back in 1982.  He tells us that it was a street car for many years and then seriously started to drag race it about 20 years ago.  He and his father built the...

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Dad’s Dream Came True – 1960 Chevy Truck

We wanted to share a story that was first shared with us by Hot Rod Magazine in 1991. Our products continue to contribute to the backdrop of Americana, in the form of a 1960 Chevy Truck started by a father and his son. The father sadly became ill and passed away...

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