True American Art and Craft.

Jan 26, 2020,08:03 AM

Love the modern aesthetics of a post WWII movement. American Hot Rodding is the best. Thanks for sharing. Keep it up, Bill!

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Top 10 AMBR Award Contenders: Grand National Roadster Show 2020

 By: Bill : January 25th, 2020-22:37
I participated in the 2018 AMBR with the largest field ever of 15 cars. I did not win first place but got what I would consider 2nd bein best under carriage. In a field where 1million bucks is not chump chage it was an honor. Here are the picture of some ...  

My 2018 AMBR contender

 By: Bill : January 25th, 2020-22:40

It's not a stretch to compare your rod . . .

 By: Dr No : January 26th, 2020-00:34
. . . to a KV or Dufour. Different scale, same dedication to mechanical perfection. Art


 By: Bill : January 26th, 2020-11:51

Impressive! [nt]

 By: amanico : January 26th, 2020-12:03

:) [nt]

 By: amanico : January 26th, 2020-12:03

Hi Bill, not knowing anything about what I’m looking at all I can say is “impressive”.

 By: Jay (Eire) : January 26th, 2020-05:41
These cars are all driven right? My first question is how much time is required to get them in “show condition” after being on the road? Just the basic making them clean and pretty. There must be some serious elbow grease and time required to get the car ... 

To compete you have to drive the car to the judges. But you have them set up so as not to tarnish the pipes.

 By: Bill : January 26th, 2020-11:47
At this level the are not driven much on the roads up until they are show. In this class about 10 cars compete and must not have competed prior. So they recent builds. Most take a bout 2-4 years to build. There are specialist detailers that prep the cars ... 

It does look like 4-5 days of detailing...I was wondering if you did that yourself. You’d need a crew!

 By: Jay (Eire) : January 26th, 2020-13:17
Also, I thought you posted a picture of this at a meet-up a while back so I assumed you drove the car...hence the question about how one gets it so clean for the show!

Cars at this level are brought on a trailer.

 By: Bill : January 27th, 2020-07:50
There are specialists who prep the cars at this level. This covers the top 1% of the car the other 99% are driven. There is no real prize money (10k) for the AMBR but it is vey prestigious and the judging is pretty hard.

I remember the chassis photos a few years ago

 By: cazalea : January 28th, 2020-22:38
It looks even better in the mirrors. Bolt heads are all lined up on the diff - everywhere else too? I can’t even line up the screws on my Royal Oak bezel without help! Bravo Bill, it’s awesome. Mike

Ford 34

 By: Weems@8 : January 26th, 2020-02:21
Nice rods.

Beautiful cars.

 By: VMM : January 26th, 2020-02:56
Love the clean and sleek look of the first one. Thanks for sharing. Vte

Wow.... just wow! [nt]

 By: nacelle : January 26th, 2020-07:57

True American Art and Craft.

 By: John-E-Mac : January 26th, 2020-08:03
Love the modern aesthetics of a post WWII movement. American Hot Rodding is the best. Thanks for sharing. Keep it up, Bill! -John

The 2020 winner

 By: Bill : January 26th, 2020-21:45

" Flamboyant "! [nt]

 By: amanico : January 26th, 2020-23:23

Blackie award to my buddy painter.

 By: Bill : January 26th, 2020-21:47


 By: Jurry : January 27th, 2020-05:24
I would argue that for us Europeans it’s hard to grasp the incredible popularity and amount of money, effort, time and enthousiasts involved. Fortunately I’ve lived long enough in the US to understand just a little of it and have been to some of these fai...