28 -’29 Roadster – Bill Niekamp


This car was voted America’s Most Beautiful Roadster in 1950, and it well deserved the title. It was built in 1948 by Bill Niekamp, and it was constructed on a ’27 Essex frame. The engine was a .42 Merc flathead with Evans heads, making the ’29 quite the racer at Bonneville. It was later discovered abandoned in a barn and rebuilt to make a splash at the first Street Rod Nationals.