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47 Chevy Purple Burp

REQUIEM FOR PURPLE BURP The Purple Burp, a story about Jack Bushmaker’s chopped ’47 Chevy coupe, done in 1956, and sadly destroyed in a collision with a tree just a couple of ye...
by Larry Pointer
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Neferteri Part Five

  NEFERTERI part Five   A custom car guy is, if anything, an opportunist.  And optimistic. Clinically illogical.  Terminally so, friends and family would say.  As they seriousl...
by Larry Pointer
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Neferteri Part Two

  NEFERTERI part Two   Larry Pointer, our Forrest Gump of the Conquistadors Car Club, marvels at Europe’s Golden Age of the coach built automobile, and influences that would...
by Larry Pointer
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Neferteri Part Four

  NEFERTERI part Four   Larry Pointer, our Forrest Gump of the Conquistador Car Club, carries us along in his journey through the era of streamline moderne styling.  These were t...
by Larry Pointer
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Neferteri Part Seven

  NEFERTERI part Seven   Inspiration. Where does it come from? For our Forrest Gump, the pages of National Geographic became the siren song of Neferteri, his Queen of the byroads....
by Larry Pointer
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Neferteri Part Six

  NEFERTERI part Six   What are you thinking? Friends and family began to have serious concerns our Forrest Gump was a hoarder headed for the looney bin, as he kept dragging odd a...
by Larry Pointer
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Redemption

REDEMPTION Together we held a communion, that 1951 Ford coupe and I. I told her of my journeys; she showed me the transformations that had come onto her. Each in our own way had experienced...
by Larry Pointer
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Conquistadors of Sheridan

 CONQUISTADORS of SHERIDAN The Conquistadors of Sheridan was an “unorganized” organization. It was just all about the cars. We had no clue we were writing our legacy in lacquer...
by Larry Pointer
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Neferteri, Part One

  NEFERTERI part One   A Forrest Gump run through the Art Deco scene of the Streamline machine. Larry Pointer found himself a survivor of Y2K, retired, a widower, and a more or le...
by Larry Pointer
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Neferteri Part Three

  NEFERTERI part Three   Larry Pointer, our Forrest Gump of the Conquistadors Car Club, marvels at Europe’s Golden Age of the coach built automobile, and influences that wou...
by Larry Pointer
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What Goes Around… A Tribute

  WHAT GOES AROUND   It was the strangest thing. Sometime after the CCC article on the funky Conquistadors club plaque, Rik Hoving sent me this: “Hello, Larry. I got this email...
by Larry Pointer
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Conquistadors Club Plaque

CONQUISTADORS CLUB PLAQUE How do you start a car club? The Sheridan, Wyoming Conquistadors Car Club was founded in 1955. Larry Pointer, one of the founding member remembers it all very w...
by Larry Pointer
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The Dowry Monterey

The Dowry Monterey

  THE DOWRY MONTEREY   This 1950 Black and Canary Yellow Mercury Monterey was the perfect wedding gift to Larry Pointer from a College teacher and colleague in 1972.   B...
by Larry Pointer
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Bob Prill Photo Album part 1

BOB PRILL PHOTO ALBUM Larry Pointer has been sharing some great stories about the Sheridan, Wyoming Custom Car and Hot Rod scene. This time we take a look at Larry’s friend Bob’...
by Larry Pointer
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Something About A Mercury

SOMETHING ABOUT A MERCURY Frenchy’s Mercury was a rare Monterey, these were the deluxe models of the voluptuous 1949-51 Mercury’s rolling off the line. He bought it in 1956 and almo...
by Larry Pointer
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1Shot Shooter

  1SHOT Shooter   A colorful story about Sheridans Steve “Shooter” Benth, creating irreplaceable pinstripe art in his inspiring shop. “Are you Shooter?” Steve ...
by Larry Pointer
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Confessions of a Conquistador Part One

  CONFESSION OF A CONQUISTADOR part one   Hello. My name is Larry Pointer. I am a Conquistador. I have an addiction, to custom cars.   By Larry Pointer   This is not jus...
by Larry Pointer
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