Tony Lombardi | Niles, Ohio | 1930 Ford coupe

Hilton's built the coupe with details including Deuce 'rails, a '36 Ford dropped axle with hairpins, and Pete & Jake's shocks. Out back a Winters quick-change, '36 Ford radius rods, and Pete & Jake's shocks complete the chassis. The roof was chopped 4-1/2 inches, and the body coated in PPG Mandarin Maroon by Bad Donkee Hot Rods. Ross Racing Engines built the '57 Olds 371ci mill packed with a Dyers 4-71 huffer perched atop a Cragar intake spun by a Walden Speed Shop drive, wearing Ford 94-series carbs all linked to a T5 trans. Coker/Firestone rubber hits the street while inside Stewart-Warner gauges monitor the vitals.


Brad & Jason Pecka | East Grand Forks, Minnesota | 1951 Ford Tudor sedan

Brothers Brad and Jason started the build when they were 21 and 23 years of age. The Sikkens black sedan was treated to an IFS utilizing components from Fatman Fabrications while an 8-inch Ford rear resides out back linked to a triangulated four-link. The bagged stance is accented by American Racing Salt Flat Special wheels wrapped in Firestone rubber. A 239ci Ford Flathead V-8 wears Edelbrock heads combined with an Offenhauser intake topped by a 390-cfm Holley carb linked to a three-speed overdrive trans. Inside the restored dash is accented by a vivid red bench seat with matching carpets while the stock column shift is very cool.


Paul White | Portland, Maine | 1949 Chevy fastback

Radical customs always have a special allure. Back Bay Customs started with a 4-inch chop and 2-1/2-inch wedge cut to the hood and continued by channeling and sectioning the body, coating it all in Martin-Senour Nautic Blue gloss. A custom chassis supports a Heidts IFS along with a Ford 9-inch rear and four-link while RideTech 'bags set the stance. It packs plenty of power from a Chevrolet Performance ZZ430 crate V-8 breathing deep through a Holley 750-cfm carb wearing a custom air cleaner. Power moves through a GM 700-R4 trans to Budnik wheels topped with BFGoodrich rubber. A custom leather interior completes the look.


Tom & Pat Holmes | Omaha, Nebraska | 1948 Chevy pickup

This hauler had a special level of elegance by Top End Engineering. Starting with a custom frame, suspension duties are handled by a Heidts IFS while a custom designed rear suspension works seamlessly with 'bags from RideTech. Intro wheels capped with rubber from Kuhmo gets everything connected to the road. Countless body mods abound, including a 4-inch stretch through the doors and cab and flush headlights with '35 International lenses. Perfect fit and finish is accented by lustrous PPG green pearl while inside plenty of fine Italian leather blends with gauges from Classic Instruments and cool breezes by Vintage Air. There's plenty of go from a well-detailed Chevrolet Performance Ram Jet 502ci V-8.


Harley Tucker | Morgantown, Kentucky | 1939 Chevy coupe

If you dig Westergard-inspired customs, Jason Graham Hot Rods hit a home run. Body sculpting included a graduated 5-inch front to 6-inch rear chop, functional vent windows, modified hood, molded rear fenders, and custom skirts. Stance comes from a combination of RideTech 'bags with a TCI Engineering IFS and triangulated four-link out back. Coker/Firestone wide whites roll on steelies with bullet caps and rings. Custom-blended PPG Smoke vibe covers the body while a hopped-up Chevy 348ci mill topped with six Speedway Motors 9 Super 7 carbs look cool with one-off lake pipes. Inside maroon distressed leather mixes it up with a '60 Chevy dash, Classic Instruments, and an ididit column.


Gil Morgan | Dearborn, Michigan | 1967 Buick Riviera

Fullsize cars produced in the '60s were design marvels. The team at MVS (Motor Vehicle Solutions) took the factory lines and made numerous subtle enhancements, including shaving the door handles, setting the body gaps, and massaging the sheetmetal to perfection before laying down a dramatic coating of PPG Kona Blue. To set the attitude, RideTech suspension gets the job done while front disc and rear drum brakes add plenty of stop to 17-inch Rocket Racing wheels and Goodyear Eagle tires. A big car needs big performance so a 430ci Buick V-8 plants the power through a TH400 trans. For comfort a white bucket interior with factory floor shift makes long trips a breeze.


Cornell Haskins | District Heights, Maryland | 1956 Chevy Bel Air

One Off Rod & Custom added attention to detail on the build starting with an Art Morrison GT Sport chassis as a base, featuring tubular control arms with coilover shocks and triangulated four-bar rear suspension with coilover shocks. Wilwood disc brakes at each corner ease the speed while a set of Foose wheels with wearing Goodyear rubber move the power. The body was treated to a fine coating of PPG brown and tan while a big-block 454ci Chevy treated to lots of polish and chrome breathes deep through an Edelbrock intake and four-barrel carb linked to a 700-R4 trans. The interior wears a custom dash and console with plenty of taupe leather.


Mike Mondrella | Grand Rapids, Michigan | 1939 Ford Deluxe coupe

For just enough in the power department a well-detailed small-block 383ci Chevy sucks air through an Edelbrock carb while a TH350 trans moves the power rearward. Plenty of stopping power comes from disc brakes at each corner while classic BFGoodrich/Coker Silvertown wide whites mounted on chrome reverse rims look right at home. Inside there's a true combination of style and comfort, starting with a two-tone stitched bucket interior accented by cool temps from Vintage Air combined with an ididit column, banjo wheel and gauges from Classic Instruments. The body was finished in a wicked PPG Viper Red gloss to give it the final fire.


Cliff & Gwynna Waller | Lindale, TX | 1932 Ford three-window coupe

There's nothing more perfect than a well-executed Deuce. Here all the elements are in place starting with a 3-inch chop accented by a full hood, low-slung headlights, and right-on stance. The subtle color, a Wanda custom-blended gray-green, works especially well combined with pale yellow wires from Wheel Vintiques topped with Coker Excelsior rubber. The coupe features Fatman Fabrications chassis with a dropped Super Bell axle, hairpins and Lincoln drum brakes up front and a Ford 9-inch rear out back. Tires spin through a Chevrolet Performance 350ci V-8 topped with an Edelbrock Triple-Deuce intake wearing Edelbrock 94-series carbs. A bench seat interior is perfectly combined with Vintage Air and New Vintage Gauges.


Bill Meekins | Bel Air, Maryland | 1923 Ford roadster

Great modifieds are an exercise in simplicity. Bad Donkee Hot Rods nailed it starting with Deuce 'rails contoured to fit the Model T body, also bobbed in the front and kicked out back. A dropped Deuce axle with split '40 Ford 'bones work well with a matching '40 Ford rear and '36 Ford 'bones. The body and chassis were then doused in PPG black gloss. Punch comes from a 239ci Ford Flathead wearing an Offy two-deuce intake dumping gases through lake pipes. A '47 Ford truck three-speed trans moves power to '35 Ford wires wearing Coker/Excelsiors out back and Firestone/Coker ribbed tires out front. The Spartan interior is perfect.