'I had to have one of my own,' owner says.

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Owners: Wayne and Wendy Soderquist, Everett

Occupations: Wayne (retired, and president of Seattle Rod-Tiques), Wendy (retired)

Car’s make and model: 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe Coupe (customized)

“I love my car because … I grew up driving 1950s Chevys and I had to have one of my own. I bought it, already modified, from the owner of Judd and Black. I was lucky to find a V-8 in this condition. It was modified to look like a mild custom from the late ’50s, with ’53 Cadillac headlights, ’50 Oldsmobile one piece windshield, ’41 Chevy LED taillights and a small block chromed 350 engine. We enjoy driving it, even when we got caught in the rain and snow on the way to the Portland Roadster Show a few years back. It still won a trophy.”