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Event Coverage 2020 AMBR Contenders

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HEMI32, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Here's pics of the ten (10) Contenders for the 2020 America's Most Beautiful Roadster award ... in no particular order:
    • Dustin "Dusty" Smith with his 1926 Ford Roadster:
    Dustin 'Dusty' Smith's 1926 Ford Roadster.jpg
    image by @Greg Stokes

    Dusty Smith's 1926 Ford Roadster (by Jamie Barter).JPG
    image by @Jimmy B

    • Mike Dwight with his self-built (Brizio chassis) 1932 Ford Roadster:
    Mike Dwight's 1932 Ford Roadster.jpg
    image by @Greg Stokes

    Mike Dwight's 1932 Ford Roadster (by Mark Vaughn).jpg
    image by Mark Vaughn (for Autoweek)
    • Tom Firth with his 1932 Ford “Brownstone Roadster” built at Stokers Hot Rod Factory:
    Tom Firth's 1932 Ford Roadster (by Stokers Hot Rod Factory).jpg
    image by @Greg Stokes

    Tom Firth's '32 Ford 'Brownstone Roadster' (by Mark Vaughn).jpg
    image by Mark Vaughn (for Autoweek)

    • John Ivy with his Schraders Speed Shop built 1927 Ford Roadster:
    John Ivy's 1927 Ford Roadster (by Schraders Speed Shop).jpg
    image by @Greg Stokes

    John Ivy's 1927 Ford Roadster (by Mark Vaughn).jpg
    image by Mark Vaughn (for Autoweek)

    • Ken Katashio with his 1932 Ford Roadster from Japan:
    Ken Katashio's 1932 Ford Roadster (from Japan).jpg
    image by @Greg Stokes

    Ken Katashio's 1932 Ford Roadster (by Mark Vaughn).jpg
    image by Mark Vaughn (for Autoweek)

    • Brandi Laird with her Adams Hot Rods built 1934 Ford Roadster:
    Brandi Laird's 1934 Ford Roadster (by Adams Hot Rods).jpg
    image by @Greg Stokes

    Brandi Laird's 1934 Ford Roadster (by Mark Vaughn).jpg
    image by Mark Vaughn (for Autoweek)

    • Gary DeVine with his Galpin Auto Sports (Dennis Lesky / Dave Shuten) built 1932 Ford RPU:
    Gary DeVine's 1932 Ford RPU (Dave Shuten built).jpg
    image by @Greg Stokes

    Gary DeVine's '32 Ford RPU (by Mark Vaughn).jpg
    image by Mark Vaughn (for Autoweek)

    • Gary Mower with his Show Time Rods built 1932 Ford Roadster:
    Gary Mower's  1932 Ford Roadster (by Show Time Rods).jpg
    image by @Greg Stokes

    Gary Mower's 1932 Ford Roadster (by Mark Vaughn).jpg
    image by Mark Vaughn (for Autoweek)

    • Monty Belsham with his 1932 Ford Muroc (Kugel Komponents) Roadster built by Squeeg Kustoms:
    Monty Belsham's 1932 Ford 'Muroc' Roadster (by Squeeg Kustoms).jpg
    image by @Greg Stokes

    Monty Belsham's 1932 Ford Muroc (by Mark Vaughn).jpg
    image by Mark Vaughn (for Autoweek)

    • Walter Sigsbey with his self-built 1915 Ford "Leg Show" T-bucket:
    Walter Sigsbey's 1915 Ford T-bucket.jpg
    image by @Greg Stokes

    Walter Sigsbey's Leg Show T (by Mark Vaughn).jpg
    image by Mark Vaughn (for Autoweek)

    NOTE: I'm fully aware that not all ten of the contenders are "HAMB-friendly" (or even semi HAMB-friendly). That stated, let's try to keep our negative comments to a minimum (so this thread doesn't get closed) ... and just discuss / critique the other contenders.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2020
  2. abe lugo
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,182

    abe lugo

    Thanks for posting. All great cars. And much hard work put into them!
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  3. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 5,538

    anthony myrick

    Thanks for sharing
  4. Rckt98
    Joined: Jun 7, 2005
    Posts: 936


    Wow, great line up. Should keep the traditionalists here reasonably happy.
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  5. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,261


    I'm not really a "T-Bucket guy," but that '15 is really cool
  6. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,158


  7. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,788

    Jalopy Joker

    is the box of stuff on forklift an entry running a little late with assembly?
    Fern 54, -Brent-, Ranchero59 and 6 others like this.
  8. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,369


    Love that track nose T
    Maybe an unfortunate color (for me) but a beautiful little roadster.
    brad2v, RMR&C, loudbang and 1 other person like this.
  9. hotrodfords
    Joined: Apr 30, 2013
    Posts: 84


    I’m liking McSweeney’s green track T.
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  10. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,140

    jimmy six

    Seems a lot different than last year or previous years for that matter.
  11. miker98038
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 461


    Thanks for posting those. I was there 15 years ago as the guest of a guy who had built a winner years ago. Until you see them in person, it's hard to appreciate the level of craftsmanship, and I'm sure it's gone up, not down. Like them or not, they're impressive.
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  12. That far eastern red roadster has me over McSweeney' much to like on all of them !
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  13. Spex84
    Joined: Mar 12, 2015
    Posts: 153

    from Canada

    Some nice trad entries there. I think I like the green track T best, but a couple others catch my eye too. I get a huge kick out of the "Leg Show" style's a riot of color and wild proportions, crashing what seems to be a very conservative party.
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  14. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,568

    from norcal

    Thanks Hemi
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  15. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,038

    from Oregon

    The only one I don't care for is the 15 T. Strange decision to have the body so cut back on the sides. RPU is very nice.
  16. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,392

    Bandit Billy

    Interesting. Speed 33 body. They must have replaced the doors or welded the window tracks up.

    And someone cut in a cowl vent like I did. Flathead and hood straps too. Should have had mine judged. :cool:
  17. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,064


    Thanks for sharing @HEMI32...nice to see the roots of Vintage Hotrod still being an element in the picture...
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  18. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,289

    from oregon

    Anybody else spot P-Wood?
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  19. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 4,207

    from red oak

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  20. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,158


    The T is a tribute to Danny Eichstedts "Leg Show" from 69/70. Pretty much the best of the best names in the industry built the original.
  21. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,158


    He's a judge.
  22. Daddy_O
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 422


  23. Thanks for sharing my photos. I was asked to be a judge for AMBR all the way from New Zealand

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
  24. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,804

    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    Lincoln V12 in the 34? Nice.....:cool:
  25. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,190


    the 27 t roadster in top is actually a Spokane car the owner, builder is dusty, the same guy that did the mint t a few years ago. That car is amazing. It’s an old drag car with a hopped up flathead 6 in it, he restored it to the way it was in the day, and then made it gnrs nice.
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  26. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,712


    All appear to be real hot rods that someone can actually drive, The leg show T may be a bit spooky on the freeway but you could drive it. Quite unlike some of the winners 20 or so years ago where radical outweighed ever being able to drive them except from the trailer to the powerparking spot.
    I'm sure not placing any bets on what will win this year though as I can't even pick a favorite let alone a winner.
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  27. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,110

    from Wa.St.

    Deuce overload......................................smileyface!
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  28. @JimSibley - Thanks for the clarification ... I thought Dusty looked familiar ... not sure why a press release stated the car was “Edward McSweeny’s” (perhaps it was originally campaigned by McSweeny) ... I’ve updated the caption accordingly.
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  29. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,788

    Jalopy Joker

  30. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,311


    The '34 is my favorite, and a female owner is a refreshing change, would love to hear the story behind that build.

    I must say that I love the Leg Show T just for how batshit wild it is, it really stands out. Big points for it being owner-built too.

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