Blue Bayou – 1931 Ford Roadster
Owner: Chris Evans
Location : Phoenix, AZ
Inspired by the famous mid-fifties hot rod called “The Neumann Special”, BLUE BAYOU is the result of a collaboration between an artist, a mechanical genius, and other talented experts who met the owner’s desire to create a hot rod with the look of his high school dream car in 1956. With over 100 hand-crafted parts we focused on the five cardinal rules of design-COMPONENTS, COLOR, CRAFTSMANSHIP, DETAIL and STANCE-thus, giving the car its personality and STYLE.
The artist, Chuck Spencer of Charley’s Garage in Mesa, Arizona, hand built the frame and many of the parts you can’t see. His skill has graced national winning show cars for over 50 years. The mechanical genius, Charles Spencer (Chuck’s son) designed most of the parts, applied the paint, and with his crew, assembled this work of art. We invite you to observe the strict attention to detail and maybe someday you’ll remember when the BLUE BAYOU actually Blew by you.
The owner Chris Evans from Scottsdale, Arizona is a former National gymnastics champion, a general contractor, and has shown this car in selected shows around the country where it has won Best of Show honors and most recently, Best Rod at the Detroit Autorama.