Bill Cushenbery Jr. told me the story of when the KHJ Surfin'Bird was being built, he was 10 years old and in the cub scouts. He was working on his Pinewood Derby car and his car was actually painted with the same paint as was used on the Surfin'Bird! Bill shared this image of his recently rediscovered car.
Just snagged my 7th of 13, 93 KHJ Survey that mentions the Big Kahuna and/or the Bill Cushenbery KHJ Surfin'Bird giveaway-promotion. Someone must know I need these, because they are driving the prices up! I guess maybe that the Beatles are on this one might have something to do with it. That is the Big Kahuna, Chris Varez holding McCartney's head. Sam Riddle is also in the shot, and I have no idea why Ringo is in a wheelchair.
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.