Smoothed out, mono-colored street rods were very popular in the early ’90s, and Dave Hawkin’s ’32 roadster from Scottsdale, AZ, was a textbook example on how to get the look, right down to the powdercoated Halibrand square-window wheels.
When you mention the name “Kugel” several things should pop into your mind. High-end independent suspension systems, decades of Bonneville racing, and a family devoted to the hot rod hobby. All three of those facets came together when Jerry Kugel built this Deuce roadster for himself, which used a ’glass body from Zipper Motors.
Once built as a custom (and appearing in the 1960 National Roadster Show in Oakland), this ’38 Chevy got the street rod treatment decades later from Monte Osborn. The flamed exterior is a reminder of the fact the car survived a terrible fire before being revived.
Sherry Pederson owns this ’49 Hudson (which she bought for $200), and had Rick Nantais knock out all the custom work in just seven weeks to get the car on the road. It’s painted a robin’s egg blue and has a ’74 Nova clip under the frontend.
With the ribbed roof insert from a ’65 Chevy wagon, Vince Lopiccolo’s ’28 Model A Tudor was painted black cherry and outfitted with a 350 Chevy before he could drive it around his home in Lake Elsinore, CA.