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Bill Allen

El Cajon businessman Bill Allen took the trophy for the most meticulously restored warbird, a 1940 Ryan STM-2. Allen maintains a small museum packed with vintage aircraft and aviation memorabilia at Gillespie Field, an airport near San Diego.
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El Cajon, California, businessman Bill Allen took the trophy for the most meticulously restored warbird, a 1940 Ryan STM-2. Allen maintains a small museum packed with vintage aircraft and aviation memorabilia at Gillespie Field, an airport near San Diego. His STM-2 is a product of the company founded by T. Claude Ryan, who built The Spirit of St. Louis for Charles Lindbergh. In 1934, the Ryan Aeronautical Company built a fast little sportplane, the Ryan ST, which later evolved into the STM-2 military trainer.

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