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Desert of Dreams: The colorful world of custom king Gene Winfield


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There’s a wind-swept oasis about 90 miles north of Hollywood, California, along a stretch of the old Sierra Highway, just beyond the dusty town of Rosamond. You’ll want to pull over when you see a sun-beaten stucco auto shop corralled by a steel-post fence. Out front are a faded 1970s sci-fi shuttlecraft from a B-movie no one remembers and cars from RoboCop and Blade Runner, long past their prime. That’s Gene Winfield Rod & Custom, and this legendary builder wants everyone to stop in.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/06/05/desert-of-dreams-the-colorful-world-of-custom-king-gene-winfield