An Awesome Customization
This beautiful blue custom 1930 Ford Tudor Model-A Hot Rod is the 2017 Hot Rod of the Year! Owners Ralph and Linda Miller show everyone who is boss by taking home the coveted award at the 2017 Goodguys Nashville Nationals in May. We knew it is something special when we saw it under the showroom lights at the 2017 Detroit Autorama and we cannot wait to see what other awards it wins. Check out and share our video interview with builder Bob Hilton of Hilton Hot Rods. See what goes into an impressive renovation like this. Do you love these custom paint jobs? Let us know if you think the builder nailed this 60s style in the comments.
This winning hot rod is inspired by the paneled paint artistry of legendary customizer Larry Watson, who took his cue from paint master Von Dutch. Watson inspired generations of customizers with his scallops, fades, kandies and pearlized panels. Now, it’s hard to imagine hot rods without these spectacular paint jobs. Bob Hilton, his crew and the paint work of Travis “Tuki” Hess of Bucky’s Ltd Auto Body capture the spirit of Watson’s creations in this year-long build that also sports a killer leather interior by Mike Lippincott.
Power and Beauty
This hot rod has the looks and the power. Equipped with a Chrysler 392 Hemi built by Ross Racing Engines, it leaves the competition in the dust. A 4-71 huffer, a group of Ford 94 series carbs and a Vertex mag complete the package. This classic sits atop 16 inches of chrome steel rims, rounding out a perfect hot rod look.
The Ford Model-A a Hot Rod Favorite
Ford Model-A cars are a favorite for hot rodders. Millions rolls off the assembly line before production halts in 1932. Model-A bodies are still easy to find and after-market parts are readily available. These cars are an excellent choice for first-time rodders, too.
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