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Bow Tie Brigaders, Part 2 - Back in the Day

By Doug Marion, Photography by Doug Marion

Last month, I defined a "Bow Tie Brigader" as a top-notch, hardcore Chevy person. We failed to mention that deep pockets aren't required, either. A great current-day example is the primer gray '55 Pro Street 454 post of Illinois' Chris Boyett (photo 1). Few would think otherwise as a body-in-primer today is in-vogue.

Chevys have ruled drag strips for decades—especially in the old Gas, Coupe and Sedan classes. We used to know the great Gene Moody a quarter-century ago, so we chose to picture his record-holding '55 D/Gas multi-nationals winning, record-holder (photo 2).

What about Bow Tie Brigader interiors? Way back in the '70s we were knocked out by Sherry Sellear's Wisconsin-based, light gray and black '55 convertible. As awesome as the colorful outside was, the lipstick red interior was simply wowsville (photo 3).

By Doug Marion
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