PIGGY PANEL

Graham Page’s Piggy Panel

The Piggy Panel was owned by Lems BBQ Shop in Chicago as their daily hack until they sold it in 1975.  It was bought by a guy to use as storage behind his workshop in the woods. Sadly he fell ill & it was left alone to rust away. Fast forward to 2013,,, the van was found by Jeff Dutton, who negotiated a deal with the owner, who oddly worked with Jeffs Dad back in the day. Jeff then dragged the van from the woods & then promptly passed it on to the talented hands of Hank Young (www.youngchoppers.com).

Hang began the task of putting life back into Piggy cutting out the rust & but also maintaining as much of the original paint as possible. Once the restoration was complete Hank ran the Panel around generally & for moving his various projects about. In early 2015 Hank put Piggy out to market. It was Sunday, & I received a message from a friend that simply read “I think you should buy this” & a link to the advert. I was keen to have it…very keen. The patina & stances ticked all the boxes!
I'm not keen on email to negotiate buying a vehicle, so I sent Hank a simple email, I wanted it but I'd rather chat on the phone. I called Hank a few days later & knew from speaking to him that he had a passion for his work & put any concerns I had of buying blind to rest. The deal was done & the van crossed the North Atlantic a few weeks later.
It's been to a few UK shows & generated a lot of interest, it's also collected a few awards, which I think is testimony to Hank's work. This year Lian (my Wife) & I will be taking piggy on its first trip back to mainland Europe, since being built, to Ninove  in Belgium.
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