In a freak fire accident last night, the garage which housed the 2010 Speedhunters Rat and Car of the Year burned down. Everyone involved is okay but the car itself is just a shadow of what it once was
We've been following Mike
Burroughs' build of rusty for a few years now. And to many of us, it was like watching a child grow. Some absolutely hated this creation whereas others loved it and was inspired by it. In a time where bolt-on parts is a just mouse click away, Mike took the hard road and built Rusty with his own hands. Many parts were one-off fabrications. We're sad to see such an iconic car pass into time.
We send our deepest condolences to Rusty's creator, Michael Burroughs but knowing Mike, I'm sure he'll pick himself up, dust off his pants and shirt and get cracking on his next project soon enough!
Photos by Michael Burroughs and Matt Moye