2019 Road Tour Car First Look
As the 2018 United Pacific/ STREET RODDER Road Tour ’32 Ford pickup cruises across America, work is underway on the 2019 car. We called Troy Ladd at Hollywood Hot Rods, builder of two previous Road Tour cars, to discuss building another, maybe a ’55 or ’56 Ford. “Funny you should mention it,” he said.
Not long before, Troy had purchased several neglected cars from an estate in Pasadena, including this stock ’55 Ford Customline Tudor sedan. The Y-block engine ran, but the car hadn’t moved since it went into hibernation 50 years ago.
As this is written, the Customline is at Roadster Shop in Illinois, where a custom chassis is being fabricated.
Other project choices haven’t been made yet, but STREET RODDER readers will be treated to every detail of our 2019 Road Tour ’55 Ford buildup.