And the 50th Ridler Winner Is…

-Ron Cizek's "Checkered Past" '40 Ford coupe - the Ridler Award winner for 2013. Photo courtesy of STREET RODDER Magazine

The winner of the 50th annual Ridler Award is Ron Cizek and his radical ’40 Ford coupe named “Checkered Past!” Built by Andy Leach and his team at Cal Automotive Creations in Omaha, Nebraska – the ’40 is literally a work of art with a dizzying array of mods. Cizek and friends accepted the Ridler at last weekend’s 61st annual Detroit Autorama held at the Cobo Center.

One of the first things you’ll notice about the coupe is its radical front end. Made from scratch, the hood was shortened 4 inches and re-contoured to flow into the now car’s 5-inch shorter grille. The grille itself was made using 180 different parts creating a modern day version of the iconic ’40 grille.

Other highlights include paint & body by Charlie Hutton Color Studios, English leather interior, handmade wheels, blown flathead engine and many, many more goodies.

Keep an eye out for this beauty at a Goodguys event this summer! To read more, click here. Congratulations to Cizek and builder Andy Leach/Cal Automotive Creations!

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