The David Guymon ’47 Merc


David Guymon is a single of these custom guys that you may possibly not have heard of, but will someday be a legendary name. I say that for the reason that David’s operate is timeless and beautifully executed. As a builder although, he’s low crucial and unassuming… and he’s from Oklahoma, so he does not constantly get the type of coverage his operate deserves.

Anyway… even though I was going via old Round Up images on Monday, I stumbled upon a handful of shots of the ’47 Mercury he constructed for Jim Baker out of Sherman, TX. The automobile was constructed in the late 1980’s, but in my early years of operating The Jalopy Journal it seemed to comply with me about.

I’d see it randomly bombing down I-35 even though I was heading to class at the University of Oklahoma. I’d see it at the NSRA Nats in OKC. I’d see at different KOA shows. I’d see it at the Round Up. I’d seemingly see it everywhere.

And even although I in no way met David (or Jim for that matter), the automobile type of haunted me for years. And then, time passed and I stopped seeing the automobile about. In truth, I do not feel I’ve observed it in the final decade or so. And I began wondering… What ever occurred to this automobile? Any one know?

Here’s some old shots I had:

And some random shots I took off Google pictures: