Recognized Supplier Guide ‘18

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AUGUST 2018 THE SHOP 35 and a highly modified '32 3-window with a split-windshield. In the adjacent area there are another four cars including a Falconer L6-powered '34 roadster for which they had hand-formed the fenders from scratch. Attached to that area is a well-equipped machine shop con- taining lathes, mill, plasma cutter, etc. Outside there's a fenced yard with room for six or eight cars and the inevitable stack of spares and takeoffs. It's a very impressive shop, with an obviously strong work ethic. At this year's GNRS, Ladd displayed two very distinct, bare-metal cars in progress. One was an Art-Deco-meets-steampunk Model A roadster with lots of hand-formed brass accoutrements that was really dif- ferent from what others are building, but without being odd. The other car was the similarly Deco-esque split-screen 3-window being built for Pat Gauntt out of Texas. It has more tricks than a magician. As if all that is not enough, Ladd has meanwhile teamed up with the original host of Overhaulin' and Power Block on Spike TV, Courtney Hansen, for a new build show called The Ride That Got Away. It will be a feel-good show that builds and reunites deserving people with their lost rides. The show is currently in production and the first episodes should air at the end of the summer. B o r n i n E n g l a n d , T O N Y THACKER is an accredited auto- motive journalist, author and book publisher, and served as marketing director at the famed SO-CAL Speed Shop. The new shop, still in Burbank, has plenty of room for creativity. Troy Ladd and Hollywood Hot Rods have collected a trophy case full of awards over the years, building exquisite hot rods and customs that make the imagination soar. WE ARE SERVICE Call: 1.800.521.9999 Español: 1.800.521.9910 Web: We are your source for FREE, 24-7 online access to the largest inventory in the market. • Easy online searches • Fast, efficient checkout • Real-time inventory status • Shipment tracking

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