When Chrome was King!…Chrome loaded cars in the 50s – 60s A few of weeks...
About Miki Abatecola
Let's start from the beginning…Bill started building race cars in 1958. Most of them were stock cars and raced at Seekonk Speedway, (Action Track of the East.) He was 14 years old and building competitive cars that were outstanding winners. Put in roll bars and crash bars, built headers and fabricated wheels and heavy-duty spindles for stock car racing. 1961, started building drag cars at the age of 16 (long before he was born). Built gassers, 1941 Willys BB/G. he fabricated chassis, headers, built streetcars. 1963, worked with Bob Tasca Sr. to build the 63 Fairlane AFX car. Built King and Marshall AA/F dragster. FABRICATION SHOP 1965, he opened a fabrication shop devoted to race car building. From 1965 to 1980, he built, modified more than 400 cars, 22 national record holders. Worked on cars for Tasca Ford, Frank Federici, King and Marshal, Paul Newman. Was on the backup team for Mario Andretti at the Indy. Super Hemi Bug built by East Providence Welding Company - Bill Abatecola 1968-69, campaigned a C Sport Racer, won the Region I Points Champion for car, driver, and crew. 1969, built Jay Leno’s 1968 Oldsmobile 442. 1970, raced Trans-Am 1968 Camaro, it was the fastest un-sponsored car. During the seventies, built T-Buckets, roadsters, drag cars, wheel standers, funny cars, also built several motorcycles. I was lucky to do all this work in a time when it was fun. His performance center was East Providence Welding Company. 1982-83, he was crew chief for offshore powerboat racing team Class V (Newport Is Sports) won World Champion both years. Newport Is Sports V16 Class V World Champions 1982-1983 So, on September 22, 2012 he decided to get back to into cars. I started Old Iron AZ LLC, we have listed more than 10 million dollars of inventory. We have helped buyers and sellers alike. Bill passed away December 10, 2021. Keep them Rolling! Bill aka “Billy the Welder” Abatecola Miki Abatecola, carrying on in his memory
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Bloggin with Bill
- Where is the Chrome?
- What will the future Classic Car look like?
- Whatever it takes to get this baby running! and my favorite Bill Blog
- How much for my car?
- In Memory of Bill
- Old Iron AZ LLC starting our 10th Anniversary of fun
- PAGE 508
- License Plate Readers Ticket Cars For Polluting The Air
- Hands off our cars!
- Racecars, dandelions and movie stars