Another part of the KHJ SurfinBird history. The car was given away live on KHJ TV Channel 9 on the Dick Curtis "18-34 Show", August 8th 1966. I just received this promo photo of Dick that was issued at roughly the same time as the giveaway. They were promoting a name change for the show starting in September.
Yesterday was Surfin'Bird Saturday. Reminiscent of stupid stunts I pulled as a teen, I made an 8+ hour round trip in my long-in-the-tooth Rav4 to pick up a 289 for the Surfin'Bird. Timing couldn't have been better, as today it is snowing. When I got back, a hand signed photo of Chris Varez (A.K.A. The Big Kahuna) was in my mailbox. Signed 'De Beeg Kahuna' in 1966 at the Big Boss Pepsi Battle. Some days just "work"
Bruce Heather comes thru again. Rare 1993 "Lead Paddle" newsletter with the only known magazine appearance of the KHJ Surfin'Bird. Photo of the Kahuna's ride was taken at the Unfinished Nationals. I love the caption "Probably the ugliest car I have ever seen". Gives me something to shoot for!
KustomK is a California Kustom Car lover and wannabe historian. Always in the process of researching and outing various customs from the 50-60s era.