STREET RODDER attends 10 selected car shows for its Top 100 program and picks 10 cars at each event to hit the 100 mark. The city of Reno, Nevada's Hot August Nights held in conjunction with the second annual Barrett-Jackson auction was the seventh show on STREET RODDER's 2014 Top 100 tour. Note: The order in which these vehicles appear does not indicate its 1 to 10 ranking ... it's more of a Dewey Decimal–type thing.
Mark Willman | Bluegrass, IA | 1956 Buick two-door sedan
Badass twin-turbo 401 Buick in a Buick describes the Nailhead mill under the hood of Mark William's Rad Rods by Troy–built 1956 Special, known as “Nailed.” Art Morrison chassis, 4L80E transmission, plus a million bucks worth of one-off goodies to boot.
Don Smith | Mansfield, TX | 1932 Ford Fordor
It all started with Tex Smith's four-door Deuce body sent to Hot Rods by JSK of Cumby, TX. A B-pillarless groundup build, it's powered by a 312 T-bird and front-sprung with quarter-elliptical springs. Interior by Paul Atkins.
Scott Rollins | Oklahoma City, OK | 1957 Chevy two-door sedan
Scott credited Steve Cook Creations for paint, bodywork, and assembly, plus Street & Performance for the LS6/six-speed TREMEC stuffed into an S&P modified chassis. Bitchin' Stitchin' of Mena, AR, did the interior work. Eight-Stack did the one-off fuel-injection.
Larry Henderson | Carlsbad, CA | 1951 Henry J two-door sedan
Eric Brockmeyer penned the design, Jordan Quintal's Super Rides built it, and Gabe Lopez upholstered it in red leather to Brockmeyer's styling. Nampa, ID–based Charley Hutton sprayed the exterior with Mercedes Silver PPG Envirobase. It has ZZ4 power with a Painless Performance Products wiring harness.
Rick Caron | Shingle Springs, CA | 1932 Ford coupe
In 1988 Rick Caron hauled home three truckloads of a five-window Deuce coupe basketcase previously built by Brizio on a 1977 TCI Engineering Deuce chassis. Power provided by a B&M blown SBC, TH350, and 3.50 rearend gears. Paint is Candy Brandywine over Silver.
Robert Wilson | Buckeye, AZ | 1940 Willys Coupe
Crossroad Customs perched Bob Wilson's all-steel Willys on a Jim Meyers chassis sprung with air ride. It's powered by 502 Chevy big-block with a TH400. Bright Auto Upholstery interior features Dakota Digital and Vintage Air A/C. Paint is Sherwin-Williams black over silver.
Doug Hoppe | Sioux Center, IA | 1935 Ford two-door sedan
Doug Hoppe is a Ford in a Ford guy. His 1935 is running a Roush 408 with a Gearstar 4R70 bulletproof transmission. It was built by Brad Stark's Rod & Custom and Tracy Weaver's Recovery Room upholstered it. Chrome was done by Advance Plating in Nashville.
Carl Gillihan | Escalon, CA | 1956 Chevy two-door sedan
Nostalgia for his first car inspired Carl Gillihan to self-build this red and black beauty on an Art Morrison chassis. Both located in San Jose, paint and body by CS Restoration, interior by Finish Line. Powertrain ZZ383 with 700-R4, 9-inch Ford.
Ken Rathman | Fresno, CA | 1932 Chevy two-door sedan
Ken's 1932 Chevy had just rolled fresh out of Steve Chapman's Fab Worx Fresno, California, area customizing shop when we selected it. Power comes from a small-block Chevy packing three deuces, tube headers, plus a whole bunch of super detailing throughout.
Ray Nelson | Las Vegas, NV | 1932 Ford Roadster
Homebuilt in his 4,200-square-foot backyard shop, Ray Nelson sourced SoCal Las Vegas from the Deuce rails up. Nelson framed the hardtop and Josh Bullock skinned it. Paint by Brian Lavigna, upholstery by Gabe Lopez. Jimmy-blown Buick 425/TH400.