Mercury Charlie

By: jwilder

Mercury Charlie is a long time kustom car builder in Austin Texas. He is well known for his stunning purple Mercury named Sweet Nadine.

Before opening up his shop in north Austin, Charlie performed his craft at the South Austin Speed Shop located on Lamar Blvd.

Charlie has at least one event each year called Hot Rods and Honeys. It is a great chance to enjoy musicians, such as Junior Brown, and see wander around the shop. There are no empty areas on the walls and ceiling. Everywhere there are posters from the past, chassis hanging overhead and car part art on the walls.

Charlie has also hosted many hands-on classes taught by legendary builder Gene Winfield.

Mercury Charlie is one of the subjects in the 2007 book "Hot Rod Kings: Top Traditional Rod and Custom Builders."



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