Lot #1316 - In 1965, Dan Woods drives "Milk Truck" to the Tridents Car Show at the L.A. Sports Arena, where he competes that weekend against a George Barris T-Bucket. The Milk Truck goes on to win the Grand Sweepstakes and several other awards that weekend. Dan Woods and the Milk Truck roll from there. Rod & Custom is there and so impressed they put the Milk Truck on the cover of the 1965 August issue with a raving spread and article inside. They get such a response, they do a follow up article in the November issue, "How to build your own Milk Truck Model". Ed Roth was at the show too, he designed the Milk Logo on the side, and he is so impressed with Dan and The Milk Truck, he hires Dan. For the next 10 years Dan worked side by side with Big Daddy building some of his most famous show rods. In 1967, Bill Reisner buys the Milk Truck and has Larry Watson, custom painter, paint it. It becomes one of the stars of the '67 Autorama World of Wheels shows, sharing the cover of their annual with the Bat Mobile, Dragula, and a Starbird Bubble Top. In 1968, The Milk Truck becomes a million selling Eldon model, as part of the California Show Cars series. In 1970, The Milk is in Walt Disney's "Dad Can I Borrow Your Car". In 2008 House of Kolor's prestigious painter, Dave Shuten, does a no-expense, very correct restoration on it, under the guidance of Dan Woods, Larry Watson and Perez, the original interior designer. It makes the cover of the House of Kolor's Calendar. The Rodders Journey does an extensive 10-page feature article on Dan Woods in the #43 issue. There are great archival photos of the Milk Truck throughout the article. In 2009, the Milk Truck stared at the Detroit Autorama and was reunited with Ed Roth's Orbitron. The Milk Truck has been a dazzling show stopper for 47 years now.
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