1933 Ford Cabriolet, A Noble Great Eight Contender

Mainly because we like rusty old rods with the propensity to kill you, we haven't paid much attention to the Great Eight Ridler contenders. But Chris Conly's 1933 Ford Cabriolet is clean and darn cool. » 3/10/09 5:45pm 3/10/09 5:45pm

1956 Chevrolet Handyman Wagon

Lots of wagons among this years Great 8, here's another and this one wearing a bowtie and a lot of orange. The fairly rare '56 Chevy Handyman Wagon has undergone extensive modifications, and it shows. The bodywork amounts to over 100 modifications nad 1300 handmade parts, that's love. Under that custom engine cover is… » 3/10/08 4:15pm 3/10/08 4:15pm

1967 GMC Pick Up

Excuse us if we didn't take much time to look into this GMC which was on the stands as a pick for the Ridler award at this years 2008 Detroit Autorama, it just didn't tickle our fancy. Sure it was built well, and everything seemed to have an appropriate level of hot roddery, but was just a little too... meh. Maybe it… » 3/10/08 3:15pm 3/10/08 3:15pm

1941 Willys Coupe

Hot rodders best be careful, or the once lusted after 1941 Willys Coupe will be the next '32 Ford of the rodding world. We know they've got a nice stout shape and wear fat racing slicks with a certain style few other cars can, but as often as we see them, you'd think they never went out of production. This particular… » 3/10/08 2:45pm 3/10/08 2:45pm

1932 Ford "Willet Special" Has Suprise Powerplant

Instead of going with a top ten list like everybody and his brother, the Detroit Autorama narrows things down to 8 finalists in the hunt for the prized Ridler Award. This group of fresh hot rods live in what's called "the Great 8". We've already seen the winner of this years Ridler Award, the Ferrambo, but we're going… » 3/10/08 9:20am 3/10/08 9:20am