Larry Vail, Surprise, AZ / ’32 Ford roadster The essential, simple, homebuilt hot rod. Larry Vail modified the repro steel roadster body with a cowl vent and cowl bead. The Speedway buckets were altered and anodized to look old; plans are to do the same to the wheels. The engine is a Chevy small-block. “This is not a show car, it’s a driver,” Larry told us. So we gave it an award.