I started racing in 1961 and from 1964 to 1980.
I owned and operated East Providence Welding in Rhode Island.
I raced, built and modified more than 400 vehicles, such as:

Funny cars
AA fuel dragsters
Wheel standers
Custom rods
and a variety of other cars.

Some of the cars I built and worked on were owned by:
Tasca Ford
King & Marshall
Frank Federici
Joe Vanni
Jay Leno’s 1968 Oldsmobile 442 Red Convertible
and countless others.

East Providence Welding was a leader in the car racing industry in Southern NE.
I did everything from building chassis to suspensions and headers and innovating new techniques in the racing industry – such as modifying suspensions on muscle cars.

I now live in Tucson, Arizona, enjoy it very much !

While driving around Southern Arizona I noticed a lot of old cars and with my background in building race cars; I recognized a need for buyers to be able to connect with sellers of these Arizona cars – known for minimal rust damage.

Bill Abatecola
Keep them Rolling!


CARS!!!! – Classic – Muscle – Race – Hot Rods – Street Rods – Rat Rods – High Performance – Trucks!
Boating – cooking – fabricating – Art – family – grandchildren!

  • Member Since: December 27th, 2015
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
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  • Employer: Old Iron AZ LLC
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