Friday, June 8, 2012

Hollywood Hot Rods Street Rodder Road Tour '12 Ford Unveiling

Last Saturday night, my father and I were invited to the unveiling of the Street Rodder Road Tour car for 2012. The car was built by Troy Ladd and the crew at Hollywood Hot Rods, whose work has been featured a number of times on the cover of the California Car Cover catalogs. We have also been a supporter of Street Rodder magazine for many years, so when we heard about the unveiling, we had to been there. If you are not familiar with the Road Tour, please visit the Street Rodder website.

The 1940 Ford was kept under a California Car Cover until the unveiling.

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 This 1940 Ford Coupe will be driven back and forth across the country all summer long. The Road Tour is a great chance to see America and get behind the wheel of your classic car. My father and I drove on the tour from Los Angeles to Pueblo, Co last year.

 With all the driving demands, the Road Tour car not only has to look good, but has to perform even better. Hollywood Hot Rods builds quality vehicles, so there is no doubt this car will make it to many shows this summer without a hitch. Street Rodder also made sure some of the best suppliers were involved in the project. Ford Racing, Dennis Carpenter, Aeromotive, Comp Cams, Eastwood and many others all contributed to the assembly of this 1940 Ford Coupe.
 Ford Racing Coyote Engine.





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 Jerry Dixey, the driver of the 1940 Ford, celebrated his birthday earlier this week and the Street Rodder team presented him with a cake. Jerry will be spending most of the next few months on the road and is always a neat guy to talk to. If you see him at a show make sure to stop by and say hello. He'll probably put 25,000 miles on this car between now and October. The first events for the car start in May so follow along with Jerry on the Street Rodder Road Tour blog so you know where he will be next. We looking forward to seeing Jerry and other Road Tour participants at Back to the 50s, the Street Rod Nationals and the SEMA Show.

Special thanks to Hollywood Hot Rods and Street Rodder for having us out to the event. For more information on Hollywood Hot Rods, check out their website.

Check back next week for coverage from our first ever all Camaro event at California Car Cover, plus photos from the Ink & Iron Show in Long Beach, Ca.