Before the Calvert brothers teamed up to start Calvert Custom Auto, Wayne worked for George Gilmore at Gilmore Engine Service in Denton, TX where they offered balancing and blueprinting services. To promote the business, George used this '39 Ford 2-door Sedan with a Cadillac motor. Wayne built and drove the car.
The car Wayne made his reputation with as a racer and an engine builder was this '29 Model A Ford roadster seen here at the very first NHRA US Nationals in Great Bend, Kansas. He made it to the final four in A Roadster before being out run by eventual winner Leland Kolb in a '32 roadster with a Chrysler Hemi.