His family lived next to the town dump when he was a kid in Nebraska. It's where they got their furniture, their flooring, and by selling items, their Christmas money. But it's also how Ernie Adams learned his craft, how to make things, especially how to put motors on things with wheels.
Now 72 years old, Ernie looks back at a life including patented inventions, the creation of a new class of stock car racing, and currently, the building – from scratch, by hand – of immaculate, scaled-down, street legal replicas of vintage American autos.
You can visit his workshop deep in the Arizona desert, but don't bother asking to buy one of his Dwarf Cars - he never sells anything he creates.