Most loyal SRM readers will be quite familiar with the name Bobby Alloway and the cars his shop, Alloway's Hot Rod Shop, has built over the years. The shop has won numerous awards, including the prestigious America's Most Beautiful Roadster award, and the Ridler award at the Detroit Autorama, and designed one of the most popular aftermarket bodies in street rodding-the SpeedStar coupe. But, while the boys down at Alloway's are well known throughout the hot rodding community for building cars such as their latest for Van Tyler-a highboy '33 Ford coupe (SRM, Mar. '08)-their shop has always been peppered with equally built post-'48 hot rods.

Take Bobby's personal ride, a '49 Ford convertible on an Art Morrison chassis with a 460ci Ford Racing Parts engine. Or the 502ci, big-block, Chevy-equipped '59 Impala they built for Chuck Rowe. Add George Lange's Alloway-built '56 Ford Skyliner with its 514 ci of Ford power into the mix, and one can start to discern the type of cars built at Alloway's; regardless of the year, make, or model, they're all hot rods in their own right.

Bobby's got an ace up his sleeve if those three examples are not enough to impress, for one of the company's latest post-'48 projects is this '55 Buick under construction for Texas-based Doyle Thomas. Introduced through trimmer extraordinaire Paul Atkins, Doyle was a fan of Bobby's big-engine, high-performance recipe, so Doyle jumped at the chance to have Bobby put together the old Buford. Enjoy the sneak peek of Doyle's Buick before we show you the finished product in a future issue of SRM.

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Alloway's Hot Rod Shop