0031 - Tri-Five Chevrolets with the Motorman Leon Kaplan

This week Jim Cherry and Tony Barthel speak with special guest LA's Motorman, Leon Kaplan, about restoring and working on this epic classic car. Today it may be the most popular collector car ever and popular with those who want to restore them but also those who want to modify them. From hot rods to pro street to resto mods to restored originals the Tri-Five Chevy remains a classic car icon. People love the sedans, the fuelies, the sedan deliveries, the Nomads, the Bel Airs and all iterations of this iconic classic.


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Tony Barthel

Tony Barthel has been writing articles and blogs since 1996 with reviews of new cars, stories about old cars and the people who love them and finding the best car shows around for the Curbside car show calendar. He is also author of a book on event planning and public speaker on business and tourism marketing plus a YouTube creator of travel videos. Tony loves RVing and is the co-publisher of the StressLess Camping blog.