It’s official! Rock & roll royalty will be well represented at the 30th All American Get-Together March 24 & 25 at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. The custom cars of Metallica front man James Hetfield as well as 3 time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eric Clapton will be on display throughout the weekend in Pleasanton.
“Voodoo Priest” 1937 Lincoln Zephyr
Over the last decade, Metallica’s James Hetfield has jumped into custom cars with the same enthusiasm that carried he and his world famous heavy metal band into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. The bay area musician has built five ground scraping custom cars since 2006 with stylist and partner Rick Dore. Their latest effort, a 1937 Lincoln Zephyr named “Voodoo Priest” might be their best yet. With low, sleek lines and full fender skirts, the car blends a sinister flair with concourse elegance. The paint is ruby red metallic, the rear fenders have been stretched, the top features a subtle chop and under the hood rests a gleaming, completely polished and plated flathead Ford V8. Dore and Hetfield plan on gunning for the Goodguys 2012 Mother’s West Coast Custom of the Year award with “Voodoo Priest.”
Clapton’s 1932 Ford Victoria 4 door:
Built by Roy Brizio Street Rods in South San Francisco, Eric Clapton’s metallic brown 1932 Ford Victoria 4 door is a “phantom” car. Ford never produced one. The Ford Victoria sedan in 1932 was always a two-door model with a hump back rear trunk. That is the magic of this particular car. Starting with a 1932 Ford four door sedan, Brizio and his talented team of fabricators literally scratch built the hump-back portion of the rear of the vehicle and shortened the overall length of the vehicle by several inches. The finished product is stunning, with a factory look guaranteed to stun the most observant historians. Brizio related that “Eric wanted a sedan for the family but liked the Victoria styling. When told the car never existed, he said to me ‘let’s make one.’” This is the 6th custom car Brizio has built for sir Eric.
The 30th annual Goodguys All-American Get-Together is California’s largest two-day automotive event. It features indoor and outdoor car shows with over 3,000 hot rods, custom cars, classics, trucks, muscle cars and street machines of all years, makes & models, a giant automotive swap meet and cars for sale corral, vendor exhibits, Goodguys AutoCross road course, kids play area, live entertainment & more!