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A SPECIAL RIDE FOR A SPECIAL GUY At The 
SF Rod, Custom and Motorcycle Show
February 20 - 22, 2009

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 It would have to be a special ride to accommodate Robert Gallery. At 6'7" and 320 lbs, the starting offensive lineman for the Oakland Raiders tabbed Marcos Garcia's Lucky 7 custom shops in Antioch, CA, to create this special low, chopped and elegantly restyled '54 Cad coupe as his driver.

The subtle, understated copper and brown

Caddy will be on display in Marcos's display at this San Francisco rodding and custom car exposition.

Gallery, 28, now going into his sixth Raider year and one of the rising young stars of the NFL, grew up in an Iowa farming family, one that always loved sports and big American iron.
"I always liked classic cars, and I like to get on the road and drive 'em," he notes, citing his family's perennial collection of T-Birds, LTDs and a little custom '55 Chevy.

A standout for NE Iowa College, where he lettered in track and basketball, as well playing tight end, he never dropped his enthusiasm for special wheels. In addition to this Caddy, he owns two '66 Lincoln Continentals, a stock '55 Ford F-100 and is getting ready to rework a rare '49 Chevy Suburban.

"For this Caddy, I toured all the shops and liked what I saw here in Marcos's operation," he says.
The sleek two-door coach, dubbed "Capone," has been chopped 2 inches in the front and 4 inches in the rear. The grille is of custom steel tubing and the side trim strip has been shortened. All door trim and molding has been hand fabricated and reshaped to fit the chop and linear forms of the big Cad. The rear exhaust modules have been reshaped around '57 Chevy nacelles and subtle cream accent

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exhaust modules have been reshaped around '57 Chevy nacelles and subtle cream accent striping elegantly highlights the burnished hues of the copper-brown paint. The stock 331 has been completely rebuilt and new AC/heating systems have been added.  

 One of the major challenges in re-engineering the coach, which took 16 months to create, was to accommodate Gallery's physique. The Lucky 7 team dropped the bench seat, moved it rearward and dropped and restyled the steering column.

Marcos will also show a '54 Chevy custom, created for Gary Morales of San Francisco.

The San Francisco Rod, Custom & Motorcycle Show is sponsored by Toyota Trucks. Show hours are noon to 10 p.m. Friday, February 20; 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday, February 21; and 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday, February 22.

RP Productions has announced new and attractive family admission for the event. Now, kids 8 and under will be admitted free. In previous years, the free admission for kids cut off at 5 years old. Adult admission (16 years and up) is $18 ($2 off with discount coupons from California Toyota dealers; $16 seniors (65+) and military; and $8 for kids 9 to 15.

 Information
Availible on website or call office
www.sfcustomshow.com or call 209-744-8090

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