Last week, we announced our first round of winners for our Great Big $15,000 Holiday Giveaway and now we’re back with the next batch. Throughout the month of December, we received more than 3,000 entries via Instagram, Facebook and email. We were impressed with the quality and quantity of the cars, and picking these 25 winners was no easy task.
Each of the following participants will get a $50 gift certificate redeemable on our website or over the phone. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who entered cars in what was undoubtedly our biggest contest to date. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing your finished rods and customs as well as projects under construction; we can’t wait to see you out on the road in 2018.
Here’s a little bit of wheels up action from Tom Eckholdt of Gilbert, Arizona. He must have a pretty serious powerplant under the hood to get his Deuce to pull tire smoking wheelstands like this one. Hold on tight, Tom!
We’re suckers for hot rods in the snow, and Matt Hurley’s Model A roadster caught our eye right away. The Colfax, North Carolina-based A features a killer rake and a 3×2-fed smallblock Chevy beneath the hood.
From the straight axle front end and injected smallblock to flared rear wheelwells and piecrust slicks, Bruce Burnsten’s Middletown, Ohio-based ’57 Corvette oozes with late-’60s appeal. Bruce started the project in 1969 and finished it in 2015.
Believe it or not, this photo was not snapped in the ’50s. Simon Phillips’ flathead-powered ’34 Ford five-window was built for street and race—and it’s seen here on the beach at Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire, Wales.
Momo Jean-Daniel Mottier’s ’58 Chevy looks as if it rolled right out of Larry Watson’s shop with its mild shave, wild panel paint and diamond-stitched interior. Momo is a member of the Crazy Cruisers of Geneva, Switzerland.
In TRJ #76, we told the story of Don Waldron’s street/strip Model A roadster. Here’s proof that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree—he and his son Nathan are building a smallblock-powered Austin to race at the 2018 Meltdown Drags. The Gasser is coming together at Don’s shop in Ridgecrest, California.
Here’s a ’37 Ford with some particularly interesting history. Originally built by Washington hot rodder Dick Flynn in the ’50s, the coupe still survives looking much as it did then—flathead power and all. Joseph Gallegos of Glendale, California, is the current caretaker.
Scottie Moody’s ’58 Chevy Apache Fleetside illustrates that less truly is more. Other than an altitude adjustment and some era-correct rolling stock, the Texas truck retains all of its mid-century charm.
As a teenager, Michael O’Brien of Burlington, Connecticut, dropped a ’51 Chevy body on a ’57 Chevy chassis to create the “Duke of Earl.” The car was treated to a wide range of custom touches, including a ’54 Pontiac grille bar, Merc taillights and a ’51 Pontiac bumper. Decades later, Michael has built a tribute and dubbed it “Duke of Earl II.”
We’ve always liked the lines of chopped Model A Tudors, and Jim Jacobson’s ’29 is a sedan for all seasons. The Wahpeton, North Dakota-based A features a diamond-stitched interior and smallblock Ford power.
Minnesota hot rodder Kyle Severin has his ’59 Chevy Impala sitting just right. If the ground scraping stance and impeccable paintwork weren’t enough, the car is equipped with a 409 and a factory four-speed.
Michael Mossi’s chopped and channeled Model A drives home the ’50s hot rod look. From the Deuce grille shell and 3×2-fed smallblock Chevy to the big’n little whitewalls and suede finish, the Frisco, Texas-based coupe hits all the right notes.
It’s hard to beat a slammed and shaved Ford F-100, and Linda Becker’s perfectly patina’d ’53 looks like the ideal vehicle for hauling home rusty gold. Gas pumps, vintage signs and relics of the American roadside make for one cool picture. Linda hails from Olympia, Washington.
Although Steve Richard Carpenter of La Mirada, California, has been building custom motorcycles for decades, he also has a deep appreciation for traditional hot rods. His ’28 Model A highboy features an Edelbrock-equipped flathead, ’39 Ford trans and 16-inch Kelsey Hayes wires all around.
Riley Morris and the team at Rocket’s Hot Rod Garage in Outlook, Washington, are at it again. This time around, they’re completely reworking a ’55 Ford wagon into a longroof Crown Victoria. Note the B-pillars and custom Vicky side trim.
Bonneville or bust! Jared Lapp of Fresno, Ohio, brought his freshly finished Model A RPU to the salt a couple years ago, and we couldn’t help but share this classic shot. The truck runs an Offy-equipped flathead with a 3×2-intake.
Anders Bodtker’s ’50 Chevy Fleetline has been chopped, scalloped and treated to a tail-dragging stance. Anders and his inline six-powered fastback call Karlebo, Denmark, home.
W. Allen and Valerie Goble of Marietta, Georgia, are the proud owners of this ’50s-style ’40 Ford Standard coupe. We especially like the louvered hood and nose-in-the-weeds stance.
In 1965-’66, Southern California drag racer Gary Cochran combined a Cal Automotive ’23 T body with a Bellflower Automotive Center chassis and a blown 427cid Ford to create the “Mr. C” roadster. Decades later, Robert Casado, Fred Seay and the father/son team of Ron and Steve Poe restored the car to its mid-’60s livery. The Poes sent us this picture of the car as it sits today.
It’s not every day you see a chopped Deuce Fordor, let alone one as nice as Kevin Roberts’ in-progress sedan. Kevin is hard at work on the full-fendered ’32 at his shop—Roberts Auto Restoration—in Toledo, Ohio.
David Wolk’s chopped ’50 Merc is an exercise in subtlety. Everywhere you look, the Cad-powered custom has been sliced, shaped and detailed to perfection. David and his wife, Paulette, call Leavenworth, Kansas, home.
Craig Hash of Shawnee, Oklahoma, went the traditional route while building his ’32 Ford roadster. Talking points include full fenders, a chopped windshield and an Edelbrock Slingshot manifold atop the hot flathead.
It doesn’t get much more traditional than a banger-powered Model A, and we wouldn’t change a thing on Will Davenport’s souped up highboy. He and his roadster are based out of Chelsea, Alabama.
Here at TRJ, we dig hot rods of all kinds—no matter what scale they are. Mark Perkins of Upper Lake, California, is hard at work on a lakes-inspired Deuce roadster with a blown Ardun. We can’t wait to see how it turns out.
Danny Berry, better known as Hotrodprimer or HRP on the H.A.M.B., built his Deuce Tudor to drive. The stock-bodied ’32 features a nicely raked stance and smallblock Chevy power. Danny calls Anderson, South Carolina, home.