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JT Nesbitt | by Studio d'Xavier
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JT Nesbitt

My buddy JT was the chief designer of Confederate Motorcycles while they were based in New Orleans. There, he created the Wraith and the G2 Hellcat. After hurricane Katrina, JT decided to stay in the French Quarter and Confederate moved out of state.


JT began converting a Katrina ravaged 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII into a land speed racer. This ressurected automobile was to become the Stinkin' Lincoln. Next, JT designed and built the first viable compressed natural gas automobile. Although The Magnolia Special runs on CNG, JT wanted it to be an automobile that inspired the driver and just simply looked good. The result was an open air roadster that is reminiscent of the 1930s. He then drove the roadster from New York to Los Angeles in 89 hours to prove the viability of compressed natural gas as an alternative fuel source.


At present JT is planning to return to Bonneville with the Stinkin' Lincoln. You can see more of his work a Bienville Studios.


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Strobist: AB1600 with 60X30 softbox camera right. AB800 with Softlighter II camera left. Triggered by Cybersync.

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Taken on November 25, 2011