“Most of the guys who restore International Harvesters are purists,” Burnett said. “So this name just kind of stuck.” He admits to being retro kind of guy who sees a lack of soul in modern automobiles. In his opinion cars should be more than just transportation to work. “I grew up in the era of traditional hot rods,” Burnett said. “They were a 1927 Model T or A that someone put in a semi-modern Ford flathead engine and made them run pretty fair.”
But Abominational takes him back even before those years to when he was a kid who hadn’t shaved yet bumping along the Kansas prairie in a farm truck.
Have you seen a cool vehicle around town? Writer Doug Hill’s always on the lookout for future Dig My Ride columns. E-mail him at Hillreviews@hotmail.com.