is fabulous El Matador,
Hot Rod shows began in the late 40s and early 50s and by the
time we got to the 60s you had to build something pretty wild to stand
out in the car show crowd. One of the wilder show cars built in the 60s
was the fabulous El Matador 1940 Ford Coupe built by Bill Cushenbery.
Build this had worked for Darryl Starbird in the Midwest and had moved
to California to start his own business. He needed a showpiece to
advertise what he could do. A good friend named Don Varner who was a
very talented artist and would design several cars over the years for
Bill, sketched out his design for the 40 coupe.