That’s Steve Scott and his creation, the Buick Nailhead-powered Uncertain-“T” hotrod, and it was at the center of a lawsuit between Scott, who hand-built the car when he was still in his early 20s, and George Barris, who took umbrage at the car beating his entry upon its debut at the 1965 N.H.R.A. Winternationals Custom Auto Fair. In fact, Barris ended up slapping Scott at the end of the show, which engendered the suit.
Scott contended in his suit that the altercation resulted because Barris had promised the family that commissioned his entry that they would win the top prize, and was mortified that this car from some no-name kid – that had in fact been taken from a high schooler’s doodle – had beaten him. That’s just show business, I guess.
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