Sep 12

A 1933 Willys hot rod you gotta see to believe

Dan Garner of Godfrey, Illinois sure knows how to build a hot rod and if you don’t believe me I have the pictures to prove it. Dan took a 1933 Willys widened it by five inches and lengthened it by 8. Top all that off with a ton of extra custom touches and you have the makings of a real show stopper. This car has been getting attention all over from being the featured vehicle at Indy this year, to winning the Super Chevy Show and it’s class at Gateway and finally landing a feature here on Infinite-Garage.com. Ok, so that last one might not quite stand up to the other accomplishments…yet. Dan’s car is worthy of all the praise it gets, there is not a flaw any where to be found and every part is done to perfection. We will feature anything this awesome on IG but there is a special place for hot rods that are built and not bought. That’s why this one wins my best in show for the 2012 White Hall Drag O Way Reunion.

Plenty more on this amazing ride after the jump.

Dan’s Willys started off with a boxed ’32 Ford frame, sitting on a Fatman IFS 4 bar suspension and American Racing TQIIs. To make sure it all stops when it’s supposed to it has Wilwood disc brakes. As you can see it sits just right and with that Victory Red paint job it will grab any ones attention.

Powering the Wiillys is a 357 Chevy V8 making about 400hp. Those velocity stacks are just awesome aren’t they? As you can see the engine bay is shined to perfection and lined with goodies

As is often the case my photography lets this car down a bit. The exhaust work is just beautiful and the car is equipped with electronic cut outs for cruising or for rattling some windows. You’ll get to hear it in a video at the end of this article.

If we head down to the back of the car and get way down low you’ll see that the under carriage is perfectly detailed as well. It’s pretty easy to see why this one gets all the awards.

Mooneyes, I’m sure if you are reading IG you know what that is.

Another quick view of those ARs.

The detail carries over to the interior as well.

Just to finish it off the running boards even get a splash of detail with this cool Willys plaque.

This was the type of quality that was all over the White Hall Drag O Way Reunion. It really is a great show and it’s clear the secret is out because the turn out was huge. I can’t wait for next years reunion.

Before I wrap it up check out this video of the Willys pulling into the show.

A big thanks to Dan Garner for letting me pester him with questions about his car as he arrived at the show. It was an honor to be able to photograph it and bring it to all you IG fans out there.

For more coverage on the White Hall Drag O Way Renuion check out the links below:
WHDOW Part 1
WHDOW Part 2
WHDOW Part 3

Also be sure to check out our friends at the White Hall Drag O Way site for the latest on their events and club.

But wait! There’s still more to come later in the week. Stay tuned….