This Saturday, August 20th, the Brookville Roadster headquarters in Brookville, Ohio, will be filled with hot rods and custom cars for the seventh annual open house and car show. As an added bonus, famed automotive designer Chip Foose will be in attendance. Brookville has long been known for their high-quality reproduction early Ford bodies, panels and frames, and this event allows enthusiasts from across the country to come see where they’re made.

Early Fords are Brookville’s specialty, and there will be no shortage of them at the seventh annual open house and car show this weekend. Tietge’s Hot Rod Garage in New Lebanon, Ohio, built the low-slung ’29, while the Deuce on the right is a complete Brookville car owned by Dale Bragg.

We can't remember the last time we saw a customized '37 DeSoto, let alone one as nice as this lowered and flamed example from last year's show.

We can’t remember the last time we saw a customized ’37 DeSoto, let alone one as nice as this lowered and flamed example from last year’s show.

The show is open to hot rods, customs and street machines of all kinds and runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be concessions, door prizes (featuring TRJ merchandise) and individual awards for the top 20 cars as well as the best steel ’28-’32 Ford. Admission is free for spectators and $20 for participants. All proceeds will go to the Ray Gollahon Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was named after Brookville’s late founder.

From phone booth pickups to full-fendered Deuces to chopped and slammed sedans, this is only a small sampling of the hot rods that invade the Brookville grounds. Last year, the car count was approximately 350.

From phone booth pickups to full-fendered Deuces to chopped and slammed sedans, this is only a small sampling of the hot rods that invade the Brookville grounds. Last year, the car count was approximately 350.

Originally designed as economy cars, Nash Ramblers can make great hot rods. We especially liked this satin-painted '62 convertible.

Originally designed as economy cars, Nash Ramblers can make great hot rods. We especially liked this satin-painted ’62 convertible.


Visiting Brookville

Several years ago, we made the trip to Brookville in our TRJ Roadster to watch some ’32 Ford bodies being produced. We’ve included a few photos below. For the full story, check out TRJ #41.

Roadster inside Brookville Roadster's facility

Brookvile Roadster bodies

Three window coupes at the Brookville Roadster facility