12 cars of christmas, cruzn38, 1938 chevy

12 Cars of Christmas – #6 CRUZN38

Editor’s Note: We’re getting into the Holiday Spirit this year! Sometimes the littlest things can bring a big smile to your face, and that’s exactly where this 12 Cars of Christmas idea came from. I was scrolling through some of my favorite social media outlets and Christmas-inspired hot rods kept popping up in my feed. I decided to reach out to some of these owners, do a little investigating on my own, and bring you (in no specific order) 12 Cool Cars that really took the holiday festivities to another level!

12 Cars of Christmas – #6

Like hand-written letters, or receiving print magazines, Christmas Cards bring a warm feeling of nostalgia to your mailbox every December. That’s what Darryl and Julie Sandhurst delivered this year wishing their friends and family a Merry Christmas with a Christmas Card featuring their 1938 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Coupe. The High Octane Red paint that adorns their ’38 Chevy offered a perfect opportunity to mix in some green and white from the snow-capped trees to combine the colors of Christmas for a festive scene.

12 cars of christmas, cruzn38, 1938 chevy

A little more on the Sandhurst’s ’38 Chevy: first off, it’s a driver! The rear fenders were widened three inches, the rear quarter windows were filled, drip rails removed, and the door handles shaved. Power comes from a GM350 topped with a Holley Sniper EFI unit and is backed by a 700R4 transmission. A 12-bolt posi rear end rides out back with a Heidts Mustang II setup up front. Disc brakes are on all four corners and the Foose Knuckle wheels are wrapped with BFGoodrich tires. Dakota Digital gauges and a Vintage Air unit highlight the interior. Expert Auto Body and Restoration handled the restoration and fab, J&S Upholstery finished the interior needs, and John’s Automotive did the mechanical and engine work.

12 cars of christmas, cruzn38, 1938 chevy

12 cars of christmas, cruzn38, 1938 chevy

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Associate Editor

A lifelong car kid, Steven grew up around drag strips – his name may sound familiar because his grandfather is Bob Bunker, a Pro Mod pioneer who piloted the “Folsom Flash” ’55 Chevy from the ’70s through the ’90s. Steven’s father, Bob Bunker Jr., heads up Bunker Motorsports and is a regular in the West Coast racing scene, building chassis and race cars for more than 30 years. With genetics like that, it’s no wonder Steven has a passion for both cars and motorsports. In addition to helping his father and honing his fabrication skills at Bunker Motorsports, Steven began shooting photos at the drag strip and capturing the action with his Canon camera. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When he's is not on the road covering events, he spends his downtime out on the water fishing, building his 1962 Chevy Nova, or cruising his 1987 GMC Suburban.