If you have lots of gray hair, before it turns all white, we suggest you see Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Hall of Fame Museum. Have trouble remembering what dinner was last night? You'll very likely remember every famous vehicle in this amazing collection. What ever happened to the wild and crazy, goofy, zany, insane show cars from the '50s and '60s? Most of those show cars never ran, but we remember them anyway, and they now reside in the Starbird Museum.

We recently visited show car heaven, where many of these creations survive and are on display -- a good number restored to their original condition. Some have even evolved to never-before-seen versions. For many of us who have stacks of old car magazines in storage, you'll see these featured vehicles are on the cover of those '50s and '60s periodicals - hundreds of which you'll see hanging on the Starbird Museum's walls.

Darryl Starbird is singularly responsible for this wonderful attraction and could arguably be considered the father of the scratch-built, wild-'n'-wooly show car, especially considering the fact that he built a large percentage of the vehicles in his museum. Well-known for his bubble-topped creations, and later for his premium quality indoor shows, the man has never been far from the world of custom cars. He even has several currently in-process in his shop, and, yes, one of them has a bubble top.

Starbird is one handy man, building the museum, his shop, and his home on his Afton, Oklahoma, estate.

Space doesn't allow one magazine to cover even a small percentage of the Starbird saga, much less describe his incredible museum. Since CCT is a truck magazine, we'll show you a few of the trucks -- well, sorta trucks -- you may visit. Reason figures that if you love old trucks, you'll also love old show cars. Next time you're on the road in Oklahoma, schedule a stop at the museum. It's well worth the drive, and it's quite a trip down memory lane. Be sure to check the website for current hours.

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Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Hall of Fame Museum
Rt. 3 Star Kustom Ave
Afton
OK  74331