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Features 2017 Hot Rod of the Year

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by wex65, May 21, 2017.

  1. wex65
    Joined: Dec 19, 2012
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    Hilton Hot Rods/Ross Racing Engines winner of the Good Guys 2017 Hot Rod Of The Year in Nashville.

    Paint was by Tuki, interior by mikeyseats.

    With a doubt a 100% deserved winner.

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  2. Looks like a Model A model. HRP
     
  3. Bitchin
     
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  4. tfeverfred
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  5. dylan60
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    What is the criteria that makes hot rod of the year? It seems it's has been model As for the past couple of years.
    This car is a cool car I've seen in Detroit.


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  6. slowmotion
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    I liked that sedan the first time I saw it when someone posted a pic a while back. The Hilton/Ross camp puts out some top notch hot rods, rightfully recognized once again.
     
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  7. Hilton built two of those Model A's so far
     
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  8. GOATROPER02
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    Actually there have been 4 model A's in the last 4 years in the top five...... with 2 wins.......


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  9. wex65
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    From the Good Guys site...

    "The basic criteria for the award are: It’s driven regularly, has a mean attitude, and screams the words “hot rod”. No cream puffs!"

    The sedan was driven from VA to Austin and back and is treated like a real hot rod. Bobbie threw it down the drag strip, burning the tires off of it.

    Lots of cream puffs were in attendance ...one was being driven in socks so as not to spoil the interior, seriously!! Then they had the cheek to wonder why they didn't win.

    This photo shows how hard and long some of them are driven.
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  10. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    ^^^^^^^great photo! :eek:
     
  11. dylan60
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    Thanks I wasn't trying to offend I was just wanted to know. And like I said I think the car is cool when I seen it in Detroit.


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  12. greg32
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    2006, I won the first HROTY
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  13. scrap metal 48
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    Model A's are cool...
     
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  14. That tire looks like the hair on my back.
     
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  15. Here is a Hilton Hotrod owned by John & Beth Stivala of Pittsburgh, Pa that did not fair out to well at the show. They were rear ended at a red light on the 100 mile hot rod tour. What a shame for this recently finished total rebuild. Fortunately no injuries and Bobby and the crew will make it look new again.
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  16. brady1929
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    Congrats. Cool hot rod.
     
  17. Man,that hurts!

    Probably a idiot texting. :mad: HRP
     
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  18. Fortunateson
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    Here it comes... "That will buff right out!"
     
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  19. ididntdoit1960
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    Too Soon.......
     
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  20. Fortunateson
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    Can anyone tell me why they have declared Hot Rod of the Year so early? Is this their custom? I would have at it would be closer to the end of the year like October or November. We're not even finished with the fifth month of '17!
     
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  21. It would be cool for that car to win. You should get bonus points for war wounds.


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  22. Here's the press release from Goodguy's / Fuel Curve:

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    GOODGUYS HEMI POWERED HOT ROD OF THE YEAR
    May, 21 2017

    Written by John (@John D) Drummond
    Photos by Mike (@Buick59) Harrington and Steven Bunker


    Fourty-two hot rods. One winner. That is how it went down this past weekend at the Goodguys 12th Nashville Nationals in Music City USA. Heard round the country, the rallying cry for real, genuine, hell-raisin’ hot rods went out in January when the award was officially announced as part of the Goodguys 2017 Top 12 Awards program.

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    When the chips were pushed to the middle of the table Ralph and Linda Miller’s candy-colored, supercharged Hemi powered Model A Tudor sedan cashed in by winning the Goodguys 2017 Tank's Hot Rod of the Year award. It marked the second time in the last five years an “Angry A” from the Hilton Hot Rods team of builders Bobby Hilton and Tony (@GOATROPER02) Lombardi won this award. The two also brought it home in 2014.

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    We simply don’t recall a more bitchin’ hot rod sedan than the Miller’s Hemi hauler. The pearl teal blue fades and layered panels scream Larry Watson. The polished baby Moon’s take us back to Dean Moon’s 60s identity. The blown Hemi by Lombardi’s Ross Racing Engines wakes the dead. Together with its propensity for high-speed highway jousts, thunderous burnouts, and rambunctious attitude – it embodies everything a hot rod is.

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    If you have been following the Hilton and Lombardi builds, every car they produce has bad-to-the-bone hot rod characteristics. Playing to that credo, the Wilson’s Tudor is chopped, has a perfect rake, dropped axle, deuce rails, plentiful polish, driveshaft headers, skinny wheels and bias ply tires, and a leather trimmed interior along with serious attitude. The fit and finish is on par with rodding’s elite but make no mistake – this is no car show queen. With just 30 miles on the clock, the Hilton Angry A crew saddled up and drove 3,000-miles round trip to the Lone Star Roundup in April. This group of hot rod rebels consider it an annual carbon-blowing right of spring to boogie south.
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    About that Hemi. Lombardi assembled it with his usual bullet-proof bottom end, added a 4-71 huffer, dual 94-series carbs and a retro Vertex mag. It looks like mechanical jewelry sitting in front of the stamped, pearl blue firewall.

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  23. GARY T.
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    Wow looks deserving to me
     
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  24. Runnin shine
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    No kidding, I'm sure I'd clean up with my build this year. If I ever got it finished


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  25. Tim
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    Damnit I like the green one better than the winner I'm way bummed it got crumpled :/
     
  26. 2017: 2017 HROTY (Ralph Miller, 1930 Ford).jpg (1930 Ford Model A Sedan)

    2016: 2016 HROTY (Craig Owens, 1931 Ford).JPG (1931 Ford Model A Roadster)

    2015: 2015 HROTY (Keith Hill), 1933 Ford).jpg (1933 Ford 3wd Coupe)

    2014: 2014 HROTY (Tony Lombardi, 1931 Ford).jpg (1931 Ford Model A Coupe)

    2013: 2013 HROTY (George Poteet, 1934 Ford).jpg (1934 Ford 3wd Coupe)

    2012: 2012 HROTY (Tom Gloy, 1932 Ford).jpg (1932 Ford Roadster)

    2011: 2011 HROTY (Mike Tarquinio, 1932 Ford).jpg (1932 Ford Roadster)

    2010: 2010 HROTY (Floyd Williams, 1932 Ford).jpg (1932 Ford Roadster)

    2009: 2009 HROTY (Bill Steele, 1930 Ford).jpg (1930 Ford Model A Coupe)

    2008: 2008 HROTY (Cale Kern, 1932 Ford).jpg (1932 Ford Tudor Sedan)

    2007: 2007 HROTY (Larry Brunkala, 1932 Ford).jpg (1932 Ford 5wd Coupe)

    2006: 2006 HROTY (Greg Gilbertson, 1933 Ford).jpg (1933 Ford 3wd Coupe)

    2005: 2005 HROTY (Doug McLanders, 1932 Ford).jpg (1932 Ford Tudor Sedan)
     
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  27. PoRodder
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    Also seems that non-Fords aren't invited to the winner's circle....
     
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  28. They ran right into the tail lights!
     

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