TROY, Mich. – Head about 30 minutes north of Detroit, and you’ll find yourself in Troy, Michigan, which is home to the nationally known auto restoration shop called Brothers Custom Automotive. Here you won’t find a GT500 or even cars with electronic fuel injection, but you will find some of the greatest vehicles of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s – and particularly those with original Flathead V-8’s. Back in July, the Brothers Custom Automotive shop opened its doors to the public for an Open House from “Noon ‘til Night” with a promise of cars, food, and fun.
This yearly event tends to draw gearheads of all kinds to check out what Brothers is all about. From 1920’s Model T’s to late ’70’s Ford Trucks, there is something here for everyone. Shop owner and Ford Flathead Master Engine Builder Bill Jagenow sets up an engine-run stand with one of his restored flatheads to demo throughout the show which draws a crowd every time he fires it up. Ford retiree-turned-Ford Performance photographer Bill Cook was on site at Brothers Customs for the Open House last fall to check out the festivities; he sent us photos from his time there so that we could share them with you in the gallery below:
FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESY BILL COOK