Roadsters began as any open, two-seated car without weather protection and an emphasis on a sporty appearance. Ford took this basic definition and streamlined many of its models in the 1930s to be cutting-edge symbols of modernity and speed, attracting customers by flash as much as high-tech mechanical performance.
In 1933, Ford redesigned its Roadster with a V8 engine, curved fenders and a slanted radiator grille. The 1934 version was even more rakish, which made it the star at Ford’s pavilion at the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition that year.
This striking 1934 Ford Roadster Hot Rod reproduction is an eye-catcher with a bright orange exterior, green trim and tan leather seats. It had a complete new build in 2017 with a fiberglass body, electronic trunk lid and rack and pinion steering. For added safety, it offers a wide and deep body, front 205 and rear 255 General Tires and 4-wheel disc brakes.
It’s guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser wherever you go.
Driven: Supercharged 1932 Tommy Fitzgerald Roadster
This is the 21st in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Las Vegas collector car auction
Hot rod and lowrider were projects after coming home from the wars
Introduced in 1908, the Ford Model T was hand-built until 1914 when it was then made on a moving assembly line.
Danny Shaffer of Bakersfield, California was awarded the FAST Revolution Award for his 1933 Ford Roadster powered by a Boss 520 at the Western Street Rod Nationals.
As the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association season launched with a major show this past weekend, lots of people are focusing on fun street rods as the way to go.
History takes many forms, and as with automobiles, an ever-changing progression of styles and tastes.
At the Street Rod Nationals East held at the York Expo Center in York, Pennsylvania, the National Street Rod Association, NSRA, chose five vehicles to be awarded the “Pro’s Pick.”
The International Show Car Association and the National Street Rod Association have announced two winners of the “ISCA Pick” award: