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Purple hot rod.jpgWork started in 2017, but the idea goes back to the days of black & white TV.

Teacher Gord Osborne, who haunts the Tech Zone at Kingsville District High School was, and still is, a big fan of The Munsters T.V. show from the '60s. It was the story of a strangely functional family of monsters who lived in a regular suburban neighbourhood. Grampa was a vampire with a penchant for drag racing so he built himself a hot rod. 

Since he also enjoyed cars, this was a storyline that excited young Gord who vowed to one day channel his inner Munster and build himself a dragster too.

group of students stand around hot rod they helped build.jpgMany years later, thanks to the work of his Tech Zone students and a few community partners Gord has his Dragula 2.0 and he and his KDHS family will show it off at Detroit Autorama March 1st - 3rd at the Cobo Center.

Chain link steering wheel and deaths head shifter.jpgThe car was built from the road up by Gord and his students, with a little help from friends in the community in the paint and auto body field. It's a Frankenstein with a 350 Chevy engine, pieces of a '51 Ford pickup and a '75 Jeep Cherokee. There's also parts that never existed, fabricated with 3D printing.

Autorama is billed as "America's Premier Custom Show Car Series" and Gord and his students are the first school group to submit an entry for the show.

CTV News Story by Bob Bellacicco​