2017 Detroit Autorama 1931 Ford Coupe Wins Editor’s Choice as Extreme Rod

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Downstairs of Cobo Hall, where the Detroit Autorama got its start, is now the home of the Autorama Extreme where everything from the traditional build style through rat rods and now to more evolved hot rods.

Each year I have the opportunity to hand out an award that’s titled the Editor’s Choice pick for the car of my choice. What was once a rare occurrence has now become a tradition? Each year it appears a Model A whether it be a coupe or roadster takes home the honors. This year was no different.

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David Weinberg of Royal Oak, Michigan brought out his little Model A highboy coupe fitted to a ’32 frame and Deuce grille shell with E&J headlights that was carefully fabricated by Bill Jagenow of Brothers Custom Automotive. Power comes by way of a 276 Merc Flathead topped with a pair pf Stromberg 97’s all linked to a three-speed moving the power back to a Speedway Engineering quick-change. Inside a very cool looking set of Classic Instrument gauges to set off the Model A dash.

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Front rubber comes by way of Firestone measuring 5.00 x 16 while the rubber in back the Firestone Deluxe Champions measure out at 7.50 x 16 mounted to chrome steelies with Merc caps.

Congratulations to both owner David Weinberg and builder Bill Jagenow for coming up with a great little highboy Model A coupe.

 

Source: hotrod.com

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