Digital Exhibition: Mike Scheffer

Photo by Carlos Ochoa

Photo by Carlos Ochoa

Name: Mike Scheffer

I've been into hot rods my entire life. My Dad had them when I was growing up, and we went to car shows all over the country together with family and friends. At a young age, I decided I wanted a Model A pickup with a flathead. When I was 20, I made that desire to have one come true and found a frame at the NSRA Nationals in Louisville. The flathead was given to me by a close family friend for a graduation gift. The rest of the parts I found either at swap meets or online. It took me four years to get it this far.

The build process for me is love and hate. Sometimes it can be extremely frustrating and stressful. On the other hand, the reward is so awesome. For me, driving my hot rod knowing that I have built every part of it and the memories I have because of it is the best part of the process. The thing that makes the culture so special to me isn't just the cars. It's the people that you meet along the way. I have met so many awesome people because of hot rodding, and all of them have been the most helpful and friendly people I have ever met. It seems like any time I go to an event and see old friends we pick up right where we left off.

Photo by Mike Sheffer

Photo by Mike Sheffer

Photo by Carlos Ochoa

Photo by Carlos Ochoa

Photo by Carlos Ochoa

Photo by Carlos Ochoa