LEHI — Paint fumes pervade the small, dusty shop. Sand paper, spray paint cans and rusty old car parts clutter every surface, piled on tables and jumbled together on old wooden boards propped on the hood of a dilapidated Ford. Amid the mess, though, a shiny machine is being assembled, part by part, and, with it, a small piece of history shakes off the dust and re-emerges, better than new.
This 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Sedan broke more than 458 national and international records, along with two other cars, in a 20-day trial run of the model at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1956. The three cars raced around the 10-mile track in western Utah about 5,000 times, only