Our Great Big Giveaway Week continues! On Monday, we announced our 14 “Parts” winners and today we have 14 more—this time each will be getting a $100 TRJ gift certificate shipped to his or her front door. On Friday, we’ll announce who will be winning the four complete sets of Rodder’s Journals.
Before we reveal today’s winners, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated. This contest gave us a look at thousands of the world’s best hot rods, customs and projects—and we even came across several that you may be seeing in the pages of The Rodder’s Journal in the near future.
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Jack Fields is the proprietor of Kraftsman Autoworks in Torrance, California, and also the builder of this flamed ’54 Chevy. Nosed, decked, chopped and lowered, the Stovebolt has unmistakable radical custom style. Photo by Mark Kawakami
Justin Messer of Gig Harbor, Washington, nailed the early competition look with his heavily hammered ’30-’31 Model A. From the chopped top to the lengthened and louvered hood, this coupe is loaded with details from grille shell to decklid.
You can’t beat the classic styling of a chopped, shaved and slammed Merc, and Jeremy Minamyer’s ’49 hits all the right notes. Jeremy and his Cad-powered custom come from Concord, North Carolina.
Dan Friesen of Meade, Kansas, is hard at work on a different kind of hot rod project—a 1936 Chevy sedan delivery. Although you can clearly see that it’s already sitting right, we’re especially excited to check out the 302 GMC six that he’s putting beneath the stock hood.
Over in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Nick Auxier-Stone builds some excellent traditional hot rods. We especially liked his pair of Model A’s—so much in fact that we’re sending him one of our Rodder’s Journal prize packages.
It doesn’t take much to get ’50s Chevy pickups looking right, and Jarno Nevalainen gave his Cameo the mild custom treatment. Highlights include a subtle shave, lowered suspension and Dean Jeffries-style “crab claw” flames.
With VHT white headers and a drilled sun visor, Brett Weldon’s Model A is developing a distinct, early-’60s appearance. Brett’s coupe rides on a Deuce frame and is based out of Austin, Texas.
Chris Swenson has built a slew of neat Fords through the years, and we were drawn to his ’33 Ford pickup. He calls Spokane, Washington, home.
You don’t often see early Chevys built as highboys, but we like the direction this one is headed. Timothy Elwess submitted this shot of his dad, Bill Elwess’ ’33 five-window, complete with a chopped top and 270cid GMC six underneath the hood.
Fine ’50s Fords run in the family for “Ojai” Rick Bradley and his daughter Vanessa Jones. Vanessa is a TRJ Giveaway winner with her shaved and lowered ’55, but we couldn’t help but share a shot of her dad’s straight axle ’54 powered by a DeSoto Hemi.
It may be difficult to tell at first, but Jim Roepke incorporated a number of Deuce touches on his ’31 1/2 Model A pickup—the most noticeable being the grille shell, frame rails and reworked windshield opening. Jim hails from Ashland, Ohio.
Trucks have always been popular customizing fodder, and Mike Gazaille of Rhode Island is transforming his ’53 Ford pickup into one radical hauler. Highlights include a chopped top, louvered hood and modified ’61 Chevy truck grille.
The fabled “Ohio Look” is alive and well in Texas, as witnessed by Danny Burroughs’ baremetal Deuce highboy. The straight sheetmetal, chopped top, big block Chevy and exaggerated wheel-and-tire combination give the Ford a no-nonsense attitude. The build quality’s top notch, and we’ve been enjoying the extensive build thread on the H.A.M.B.
Jason Pall takes on a wide range of projects at his shop Bear Metal Kustoms in Morro Bay, California, including his ’banger-powered Model A that he raced at TROG West. Here’s his Model B engine under construction.
Giveaway Week Special
To add one last piece to the Great Big Giveaway, we’re having a sale until Friday, February 10th at 11:59 p.m. West Coast Time. Use the following codes at checkout:
GIVEAWAY10 – 10% off orders over $50
GIVEAWAY15 – 15% off orders over $75
GIVEAWAY20 – 20% off orders over $100
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