Thursday, February 1, 2007

1932 Ford Hot Rod Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

1932 Ford Hot Rod Celebrates its 75th Anniversary: "The 1932 Ford is the holy grail of hot rods. Better known as 'the Deuce,' it's the car every hot-rodder wants. Roadsters and coupes are especially prized, but any Deuce will do.

Over the years, hot-rodders have never stopped modifying the '32 Ford. It's been chopped and channeled, dropped and drilled, fixed up and souped up. It's been raced from one end of the country to the other, from dry lakes in California to drag strips in Indiana.

And, of course, the Deuce is the icon of street racing everywhere.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the 1932 Ford, and it's being celebrated by a gathering of the most significant Deuces of all time.

Last year, Ford commissioned a panel of hot-rod experts to review a list of some 474 worthy cars and whittle it down to 75 cars. To honor these cars, Ford has created a special display, 'The 75: The 75 Most Influential '32 Ford Hot Rods.' It will be unveiled at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California, January 26-28, 2007.

Many of these historic cars had been lost over the years only to be rediscovered by today's enthusiasts. A surprising number have been carefully restored to look the way they did in their heyday. Only a few are still missing. "

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