1932 FORD COUPE BRET SUKERT MONTESANO, WA
B ret Sukert’s ’60s-style ’32 three-window coupe got our attention as soon as we entered the Suede Palace. This traditional hot rod is homebuilt from an unmodified original steel body bought from well-known rodder Dick Page. Foss’ Hot Rods handled body and paint chores before Mitch Kim stepped forward to add all that pinstriping. The suspension includes a dropped axle and transverse leaves in front and quarter ellipticals in back, built on a Deuce frame. The Chevy 350 small-block is topped with a Weiand manifold and ’65-’66 GTO air cleaner. Interior elements include Mopar van seats with white tuck ’n’ roll upholstery, an N.O.S. Grant wheel, a restored Ha Dees heater, and StewartWarner blue face gauges (it took 50 gauges to get eight that matched). The coupe left the Suede Palace with the Best of Show award as well as a Top 100 pick. See more photos at https://bit. ly/2AN9hFd.