I found these photos discarded at a landfill site. No idea who they are, but they're definitely gear heads! Nowadays, kids this age pretend to do this kind of stuff in cyberspace. It's not the same.
I thought they were hot rodders but Mister G, who knows far about this kind of stuff than me, saved me from embarrassment: "The car is actually a stock car-- for racing at all the little tracks that used to be near every town. Kingston Speedway, Brockville, Cornwall, every little town in northern New York, we went to them all when i was a teenager. Love it."
He also provided two interesting links: http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1595426
"I don't think there's anything that people won't restore, fix or race." http://midstateantiquestockcarclub.com/odds_ends_projects1a.html