Ask kids to draw a hot rod, and chances are they’ll draw some­thing along the lines of an Ed Roth cre­ation. Amer­i­can Lil­lard Hill took that a step fur­ther, though; he didn’t just draw his vi­sion, he cre­ated it — with the re­sult bear­ing more than just a pass­ing re­sem­blance to the Roth cars. In fact, it’s even called ‘Fink Rod’. The build be­gan back in 1999, with Lil­lard do­ing the bulk of the work him­self. What’s cool about the car is that, de­spite the wild pro­por­tions and blown Hemi up front, Lil­lard drives the wheels off it. He told Street Mus­cle mag­a­zine that he’s driven it down the moun­tain through snow to get to the drag strip, be­fore rac­ing it and then driv­ing back through the snow to get home — now that’s ded­i­ca­tion.

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