Brian Stupski was raised by a family of car lovers. He spent many weekends wandering junkyards with his father in search of the perfect part. His mom was an enthusiastic owner of a '56 Chevy, as well as an active member of her car club. Brian dog-eared many issues of Hot Rod, Car Craft, and other magazines, and eventually started building "custom" plastic model cars out of multiple kits. Drawing cars became a compulsion that gobbled up much of his time, in and out of school. Wanting to indulge his love for automobiles in college, Brian got his feet wet by studying to be an automotive engineer. However, that dream ended after a professor allegedly told him: "Math doesn't like you. It told me so." Taking the hint, Brian decided to cannonball into the fine arts studies instead-a move he has not regretted.
Visiting Brian's imagination is never like another day at the races. Check out his "A-Tona," a '65 Dodge Daytona A-100 clone that has been bookended by Charger-esque recessed headlights, V-butted windshield, Daytona wing, and a Charger-inspired rear end with a taillight assembly that runs the length of the roll pan. Next, he added side vents to the, otherwise, shaved front doors. Note the flush-side exhausts. The body is painted in Hemi-Orange with a white rear wing and stripe and the A-Tona logo. Nineteen-inch front and twenty-inch rear wheels with knock-offs hide big six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes.
Now, a supercharged Hemi lies way back in the bed, for better wheel-standing fun and straight-ahead mayhem. The customized interior exists only in his mind, but purportedly consists of a custom dash filled with Auto Meter gauges...and an eight-track player-just because it's an A-100. Low-profile seating is necessary due to the body-drop. Harnesses and a well-hidden roll cage lull passengers into a false sense of stability just before the pedal is mashed, flicking the A-Tona into a rocket-like stance.