What happened? In '66 the Dream Rod was sold to the ISCA, which commissioned a substantial revision to the car’s styling. Many new alterations included a hood scoop, closing up the side roof scoops, the trunk lid was eliminated, the rear was stretched 6 inches, the rear window, grille opening and front fenders were also modified. This new vision was called the "Tiger Shark". It also, did the show circuit for a few years.
Mark found some old overspray under the center console and some gold from flakes on a chunk of the old Jowett frame. He had the “Desert Sand Pearl” paint custom-mixed, then Mark himself shot the color, including the intense gold fade highlights.
Ted Miller: Jowett collector, Tom Rad: Rad Paint, Bob Holland: cockpit material, Tom Rodwell / C&E Auto Upholstery: installed the upholstery, Brian Claire, John Schleicher and Shawn Yost for being able to help resurrect a plundered treasure to a high level of fit and finish.
Mark asked us at Thoen & Associates Advertising Photography, Inc. to use our vision to create these visual images and story of the resurrected Dream Rod. We trust our final results give you a good idea of all Mark did in bringing back this outstanding piece of automotive history.
New Photography, Post Production and Editorial copy: Greg Thoen / Jeff Natrop - Thoen & Associates.
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