Nevada Student Helps Restore1935 Ford Tudor
Des Moines Area Community College Auto Collision students David Frandsen (left) of Pella and Mathew Deaton (right) of Nevada, along with Auto Collision Professors Gary Sanger (second from left) and Todd Norman, stand next to a 1935 Ford Tudor that they restored. They repaired the fender and roof and replaced the running boards on the 1935 Ford Tudor Patrol Car. The vehicle was recently removed from the Iowa State Historical Society and given back to the Iowa State Patrol. This is the type of vehicle used when the Iowa State Highway Patrol was initiated in 1935. At that time, patrolmen were paid $100 per month and worked from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Iowa State Patrol plans to use this vehicle in parades across the state. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and others unveiled the refurbished vehicle in a recent ceremony on the west side of the Iowa State Capitol.