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Recognized Supplier Guide ‘18

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AUGUST 2018 THE SHOP 33 Award at Blackie Gejeian's invite-only Sacramento Autorama. That year also saw Goodguys bestow him with its Trendsetter award. The somewhat untraditional traditional roadster was followed by a string of projects that continued to enhance the reputation of Hollywood Hot Rods. One that garnered attention was actually a full-size version of the Monogram Black Widow plastic model kit. Several more roadster pickups (rpu) fol- lowed, including the road-race inspired, Ardun-powered El Correcaminos (Spanish for Roadrunner) and the stack-injected, Coyote-powered rpu giveaway car for Ray- bestos Brake Corp. that went on to win the SEMA Showstopper Award in 2010. Other significant Deuce roadsters included the Platinum Bomb and the Brooklands Special. Meanwhile a re-creation of the famed HOT ROD Magazine cover car and Monogram model The Grasshopper was started but, unfortunately, before it could be finished, the customer sold the car to Galpin Ford where it was completed. Besides the more traditional hot rods, Ladd has also built some notable customs including a 1963 Mercury S-22 Comet convertible and a '60 T-Bird called Ham- mered. Also, to show the shop's versatility, there was even a late-model Mustang con- vertible powered by a 700 hp-supercharged engine. It was a supercar designed for the track, yet it retained all of the comforts of a street car. In 2012, Ladd was named the LA Road- sters' Builder of the Year and the accolades didn't stop. Check the list —he received a significant award almost every year up until last year when the '36 Packard convertible he and his team created for Bruce Wanta won a string of trophies including the AMBR Award, the Custom D'Elegance Award, the Sam Barris Award and the Goodguys Del Mar Street Rod D'Elegance Award. Ladd (right) continues to blend creativity and style into his own brand of hot rods and customs. WE ARE We are more than a basic distributor. Our people, products, services and capabilities provide complete business solutions to our customers and suppliers. COMPLETE • Marketing • Merchandising • Logistics • e-commerce solutions • Point of sale solutions • Customer Service • Fulfillment Call: 1.800.521.9999 Español: 1.800.521.9910 Web: www.eKeystone.com

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