In July 1974, Sheldon Bardin's 1934 roadster made the cover of STREET RODDER. It was an all-Ford project, from the Mustang 302 under the hood to the 1972 Ford pickup color used by the owner when he painted his car.
Larry Benson was in Oklahoma City, OK, when he had his tangerine T photographed for the magazine. Roger Walker built the car, which featured a bored and stroked Chevy small-block as well as a tangerine crushed-velvet interior.
After Don Tolomer bought Andy Brizio's 1970 America's Most Beautiful Roadster–winning T, he showed it up and down the New England area (including the New York Coliseum and, here, at the Hartford Autorama), often coming away with multiple First Place trophies.
There haven't been too many 1931 Studebakers featured in STREET RODDER, but Jim White's coupe was among the first. The car, painted metallic emerald green, is powered by a 401 Buick Nailhead, and was originally built by Roger Burnett.
Pat Ganahl's story on the Grand National Roadster Show neglected to reveal who won the show's AMBR trophy, but coverage of the event included many well-known NorCal rodders' rides, including Bill Roach, Rudy Perez, Andy Brizio, Don Hill, and Tom Prufer. Jim Vasser won the AMBR with his all-'glass T touring (pictured here).