One of the three cars that Mike and Ken worked on during the impending demolition of their shop was a '23 Ford Model T. Though Larry had started working at Ford, he was the visionary behind the project and helped build the Top Banana by night. The car Larry envisioned building years prior took home the Ridler award at the 1969 Detroit Autorama.
When the shop closed in 1969, the Alexander Brothers disbanded permanently. Mike and Larry brought their talent to larger companies for the remainder of their careers. While Larry was highly regarded for his model building work at Ford, Mike became known as a problem-solving engineer at Heinz Prechter’s American Sunroof Corporation (ASC). During his time at ASC, Mike was granted 19 patents in folding metal and became influential in the development of hardtop convertibles.