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You Won’t Believe The Custom Dragster Built As A Tribute To Johnny Cash

Car builder Jay Ohrberg (a Guinness World Records holder and Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Famer) is renowned for building exotic cars of all shapes and sizes. He’s created numerous automobiles for the show circuit — meaning they were built specifically to be as wild and crazy as possible, like the Pink Panther Limo – as well as vehicles for film (the Batmobile in the 1992 film “Batman Returns”) and television (KITT Super Pursuit Mode from “Knight Rider”). He was also behind The American Dream, the world’s longest limo.

As a young man in Illinois, Ohrberg raced dragsters. One day, a promoter hired him to haul a dragster to Kansas City, then gave him $500, a watch, and a trophy for his efforts. His path instantly changed. He began hauling more vehicles, each time seeing the public’s reaction, and knew car shows were a place to make money. He soon began building his own.

The Git-Tar was part of Ohrberg’s “Tribute to the Legends” automobile tour (which included other customs like a 1923 Ford Elton John Piano Car) that traveled to over 30 countries. The dragster is fully operational, and all six wheels in front move in unison to steer it. The body is hand-built out of steel. Unfortunately, there are no specs on the engine.

Many of Ohrberg’s cars (including the Cash dragster) can be viewed at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois, or the Hollywood Cars Museum in Las Vegas.

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