THE SHOP

Recognized Supplier Guide ‘18

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34 THE SHOP AUGUST 2018 NEW PROJECTS Ladd was busy in 2017, as this was the year he finally found a building and moved shop. If you've ever done that, you know what a challenge it can be moving all that heavy equipment. However, it was Wanta's Mulholland Speedster that became a gamechanger, from its hand-fabricated chassis to its retractable, cantilevered top that folds down into the trunk. This is not a mere hot rod; it is a true coach-built car. The new Hollywood Hot Rods is com- pact but there's room enough for offices and a meeting space above the workshop that accommodates about eight cars. We've visited several times recently. There's always cool stuff to see and Ladd welcomes visi- tors. All of the projects are interesting, but I particularly liked the Italian-built clone of Edsel Ford's Deuce-based boat-tail speed- ster. Four cars share that space and they include a Hemi-powered Model A roadster All of Hollywood Hot Rods' large equipment came with it to the new location. Visitors are wel- come and there's always something to see. The shop's amazing work will again be gracing the small screen soon. Look for episodes of The Ride That Got Away with Troy Ladd and Courtney Hansen debuting in late summer.

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