A hot rod widow she ain't. Wanting a driver for herself (where she didn't have to worry about scratching or hurting "his car"), LuAnn Lesher says her Rambler wagon took three years to build-two years of nagging and one year to redo.

But it's a safe bet when LuAnn met up with Ted Lesher in 1973, her life would somehow be connected to hot rodding. Ted and LuAnn run Ted's Body Shop (founded in 1981) in Des Moines, Iowa, and the pair have seen a good selection of cars and trucks roll through their place (a handful of which have appeared in other car publications). LuAnn would be the first to admit this Rambler isn't a show stopper-it's a driver, but it does cause more than a few folks to stop and stare when the couple pull up in it and hang out at a car show.