Our Veterans Kept on Giving

There are two things I enjoy telling folks about Rumpsville and my roadster. First off Rumpsville is a state of mind steeped in respect and the stewardship of our hobby.

By most accounts the car culture of the 50’s is a product of the servicemen, who upon returning to the states hopped up, raced and customized their vehicles. Today we acknowledge our servicemen and their contributions to HOT RODDING.


Sgt W. R. Reesman 1970 Da Nang Vietnam

Second thing is the fact that the Rumpsville roadster has been on the road for 30 years and was built by a career veteran, my Father. During his enlistment with the USAF he was a jet engine mechanic and was once stationed at a place called Rocket City because of the amount of incoming Russian rockets fired at the base daily. From 1970 to 71 he sent F4 Fighter engines out of Da Nang wrapped in the moniker “Come-on Rocket Fire” addressed to the Viet Cong.


To all our service men: Welcome home and thank you!


Myself and Father in the Rumpsville Roadster
2010 Goodguys Nashville, TN

[photos by Marty Crain]

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