Varner Design GalleryDaddiofink2018-02-13T13:27:10-08:00 The FIRST Fourty The first car Don ever built was this beautiful 1940 Ford Coupe. The California Star Early concept drawings and the aluminum body for The Calirfornia Star The El Matador 2000 Concept drawings for the next generation of El Matador El Matador El Matador burned down and brought back! El Matador 1940 Ford Coupe “El Matador” Designed by Don, built by Cushenberry El Matador Designed by Don Varner. Built by the late, great Billl Cushenberry 1940 Ford Don’s custom ’40 Ford. An excellent example of classic style with a modern touch. California Star More information on 1984’s Grand National Roadster Show Winner California Star Don Varner in the driver’s seat along with Ron Covell who took Don’s vision and brought it to life in this hand crafted aluminum speedster.