• Jan 29, 2007
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Last year's winner of the prestigious Ridler Award at the Detroit Autorama has added another big trophy to its collection. Kevin and Karen Alstott's 1935 Ford convertible captured top honors at the 58th Grand National Roadster show on Sunday night when it was named America's Most Beautiful Roadster.

This was the 58th edition of the Grand National Roadster Show, which was known as the Oakland Roadster Show before moving to the more spacious Los Angeles County Fairgrounds. The honor has been won by some of the industry's most notable hot rodders, including Blackie Gejeian, George Barris, Tex Smith, Ermie Immerso, Boyd Coddington and Chuck Lombardo.

The Alstott's '35, nicknamed the Iowa Radster, was built by Roger Burman at Lakeside Rods & Rides. Marcel DeLay hand-formed the body and the Recovery Room finished the interior. Power comes from a 408-cubic-inch all-aluminum small-block engine.



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      Joe Shields
      • 7 Years Ago
      NO RESEMBLENCE TO A 35 FORD>
      • 7 Years Ago
      My brother-in-law and his friends in Oregon restore old, almost completely rusted vintage cars for their own use...on the road baby. Flat black paint with all the appropriate amenities inside. They go to Bakersfield every year for the Street Rod Reunion. When it comes down to it, "it is all in the eye of the beholder". Money does not count with these guys. It is what they love. Betsy.
      Ricer_Boy
      • 7 Years Ago
      I do prefer Ricer rockets but this car is not the greatest. I have seen cars that have been a lot better looking cars. And I do agre with alot of the others and it is true there are very few cars now on in shows, in magizines and on the street that the owners build like it was said trophies go to the person who has the most money. To me personally triler queens are not real cars they are just big models to be looked at. The main reason that most people that have cars like this are afraid thtat they will break somthing. That is why I AM A RICER BOY a real car has had bumpers torn off, tires blown out,engines blown up tooken to the brink of totaled and continue to be rebuilt. I love that part of the tuner culture.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That car won? Someone pimped their ride and they won? It looks awful. Utter carbage.
      Stacie
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, when I saw the headline - I pictured a beautifully restored 1935 Ford. I love the old cars and trucks when it's done right, it shows class. But this is just another hot rod, no big deal.
      • 7 Years Ago
      #26 and #27, you are right,I want to build another Econoline pickup the way my original was, but ford didn't have the drive Ihad to put in, I thought about puting the same drive assembly in a 32 three window coupe and make it almost mid engine and leave an old ford 4 flathead out front for a counter ballance and make the fan turn for poops and giggles. Thanks John B.
      Janine
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow !! I don't know much about these types of cars, but I can tell you I wouldn't say no if it ended up in my driveway.

      Very nice.
      Ging
      • 7 Years Ago
      "36" Much better looking cars!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thank you Dave for saying what needed to be said. I wish I could go to this show and see all of the contenders. The sheer passion for the work as well as the cool ideas these people do is inspiring.
      ROULETTE
      • 7 Years Ago
      JUNK
      Curt Stromstad
      • 7 Years Ago
      The only resemblance to this car and a real 1934 is that they both have 4 wheels.
      Joe
      • 7 Years Ago
      What?! Were the judges drunk?
      Totally agree with Duran and Fabulo.
      They should rename this car "Golden Show'er"
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