The bootleg spirt of the 20’s: 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster

The bootleg spirt of the 20’s: 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster

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After the 18th Amendment outlawed spirits in 1920, almost every family in Buffalo City, North Carolina operated a still or was otherwise involved in bootleg liquor. The government started sending out federal agents who were nicknamed “Revenuers”, to try and catch the illegal moonshiners using cars like this one.

Moonshiners would modify and hop up their cars to out run the Revenuers. On the weekends the runners would brag and argue with each other about who had the fastest car and which one of them was the best driver. This was literally the birth of NASCAR stock car racing.

Even though the moonshiner runners days are long gone, their history created and gave way to the custom cars and hot rods that we all know and love today.

Owner: Tim Rayner
1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster Sheriff’s Car
2016 CKC Trophy Winner: Most Likely to Get a Ticket

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