• ETC
  • Sep 9, 2012
Billy Gibbons is well known for his music, his super-long beard and, since the Eliminator 1933 Ford Coupe debuted on MTV in 1983, hot rods. The man is fanatical about his cars and he sat down with PowerBlock Magazine to talk about rods and rock 'n' roll.
Of the famous Eliminator coupe, Gibbons says he commissioned So-Cal Speed Shop to build the car in 1976. Seven years later, it starred in the band's "Gimme All Your Lovin'" video and then "Legs" and "Sharp Dressed Man."

Gibbons tells the story of another of his rods, CadZZilla. The creation of the lead sled involved a dice game on the Mexican border, former GM designer Larry Erickson, Boyd Coddington and the obligatory cocktail napkin.

The list of Gibbons' hot rods is longer than his facial hair, but there's apparently room in the garage for more. His latest creation, Wiskeyrunner, is another '33 Ford, but when So-Cal finishes with it, the unique rod will look nothing like Eliminator.

Check out the video interviews with Gibbons and awesome photos at PowerBlock Magazine.


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      dadslife83
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wait! I'll need to go out and get some cheap sunglasses before I read this article. You know, the ones with lenses so dark they won't even know your name.
      Dark Gnat
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you looked up "Certified Bad-Ass" in the dictionary, it would say: ...see Billy Gibbons.
      Bretterson
      • 2 Years Ago
      That Eliminator is sitting a few hundred feet away from me right now, hehe :o)