IN THIS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW, SPENCE MURRAY tells me how Sam Gates, Neil Emory, Clay Jensen, Gene Winfield, Dean Moon, George Barris, and Bob Metz created the original versions of the "Rod & Custom Dream Truck" !
The inspiration for the Dream Truck began in 1953 with the humble beginnings of Spence's "daily driver " Chevy truck. And, since the time it was built, this iconic custom has become one of the most famous of all-time being featured & pictured in literally hundreds of magazines and articles World-Wide.
So, I was proud to sit down with my old friend Spence, at Darryl Starbird's on a pleasant afternoon in June, and have him document the story so that all could hear it here on the Hall Of Fame Legends Series. JK
(Above Left: Spence Murray, current Owner Kurt McCormick, and, Jonnie King at Darryl Starbird's Hall of Fame, June 5, 2004; Above Right: Spence Murray drives the "R&C Dream Truck" at Starbird's. Photos from the Jonnie King Archives.)
(Above left: Dream Truck in an early paint scheme; Above right: Dream Truck with Bob Metz fins being worked into fenders.)
(Above: The Restored "Rod & Custom Dream Truck" In It's Best Known Version Now In Kurt McCormick's Collection Of Fantastic Customs ! )
NOTE: Some photos on this page courtesy of Kustomrama, Rik Hoving, and "The Man With The Camera", our friend, Dick "Fuzzy" Fuerholzer...thanks to all !
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE !
"THE ROD & CUSTOM DREAM TRUCK SAGA", PT. 1...
HOW DID THE INFAMOUS ACCIDENT with the "Dream Truck" occur, and, what did Spence do with the truck after that happened ?
WELL, that's all covered in PART 1 of a Special Two Part Series of "THE R&C DREAM TRUCK SAGA"...and you'll hear Spence Murray begin the story if you simply CLICK-ON-THIS-LINK right now !!