King of the road

Hot rods a passion for Anthony's Body Shop owner

 

Anthony Ruiz / The Sun-Telegraph

Lorin Anthony, owner of Anthony's Body Shop in Sidney, tools around downtown in his 1923 Ford T-Bucket Roadster that he built from a kit. While his roadster doesn't have many miles on it, Anthony takes it out for a ride whenever the weather is good.

Sidney native Lorin Anthony has always had a passion for cars. Especially hot rods.

"I grew up with it," Anthony said. "I was doing hot rods since I was 14, so I just stuck with it."

As a youth, Anthony said he spent most of his spare time with his cars, rebuilding and replacing parts and taking them far from stock. At the height, he said he had a solid collection, although he no longer has any of the cars from those days.

"I wish I did," he said. "I had a '46 Ford, a '47 Mercury, a '48 Ford, a '49 Mercury and, after I got out of the Navy, I had a '62 Chevy Super Sport and two roadrunners."...



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