Darryl Starbird's

National Rod & Custom Car 
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2009 Tulsa "Fine Nine" Award Winners


Darryl Starbird’s 45th Annual Exotic Car Show – Tulsa, OK

$20,000.00 “GO FOR THE GOLD” TULSA, OK - WINNER Scott Whitaker of Dynamat just earned him $20,000.00 cash at Darryl Starbird’s National Rod & Custom Car Show in Tulsa, OK. February 20,21,22, 2009. His 50 Mercury called the Mercroder was designed by Larry Ericson and built by Larry Kramer. 

The $20,000.00 cash award “Go for the Gold” was chosen from a field of nine unbelievable vehicles from throughout the USA.      (Richard Graese of Gilbert AZ with a 41 Ford Coupe, Bruce Harvey from Elizabeth, PA with a 1930 Ford Coupe, Gary Coe from Portland, OR with a 1957 Ford Pickup, Gordon Peters from Sunfish Lake, MN with a 1956 Chevy, Dean Arnold from Tacoma, WA with a 1961 T-Bird, Erik & Paul Hansen from Discovery Bay, CA with a 1952 Buick built by Tim Strange, Terry Cook from Long Valley, NJ with a 1939 Lincoln, and John Mai from So, Houston, TX with a 1933 Willys) . 

These vehicles were all awarded a “Fine Nine Trophy” for being a part of this prestigious competition. Starbird’s Tulsa show is in its 45th annual presentation. The “Go for the Gold” $20,00.00 cash is in its 6th annual presentation. Tulsa is the largest indoor car show in the country having over 1000 vehicles in competition. 


Scott Whitaker winner of the “Go for the Gold” trophy and Darryl Starbird

Scott Whitaker & Mercroder with trophy.

Fine Nine Contenders and winner on stage.

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