La Bestioni Rusty / Owner: Gary Wales
Both automobiles are my personal salute to the great racing cars of the heroic days when automobiles were much more than just transportation and something to get around with; they were a source of personal pride and proved to one and all that the person driving was someone special who cared enough and could afford the very best machinery that was available at that time. Both La Bestionis are powered by a six cylinder 14 liter, 900 cu in engines capable of going over 100 MPH, with chain drive rear wheels. Gary Wales of Woodland Hills, California, gives the term “one of a kind’ a whole new meaning. Wales is known for his world class one-of-a-kind restorations of Bentleys and Rolls Royces. A most recent project to come out of Wales’s shop was a pair of “his and “hers” Rolls Royce Boat Tail Speedsters. Wales is now designing and building one-of-a-kind, world-class show cars using the chassis of antique American La France chain drive fire trucks of 900 cu in 14 liter engines, drawing vast crowds, wherever on display.