2013 AMBR Contenders – 5 More Stunning Roadsters

America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Contenders for 2013

Vote for your favorite below…

The Grand National Roadster Show is the best west coast hot rod and custom car show. Anyone want to argue that?

I showed you the 7 Roadsters that could win the 2013 AMBR Award but there are 5 other roadster in the show… they’re all shown here.

I’m not saying these hot rod roadsters aren’t all amazing, I’m only saying, they’re not likely to win based on my experience and the way I understand the rules. (I don’t think the owners would argue… Am I wrong?)

Enjoy the pictures and for any picture, click on it to see the full-size image.

America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Contender #8 America's Most Beautiful Roadster, Grand National Roadster Show,

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This is a RACE CAR! The Bonneville Salt Flats have never looked so good than when this 200+ mph beauty rockets down the road! Make no mistake, this roadster is beautiful! Built by the true craftsmen at Rad Rides by Troy, you won’t find a nicer race car anywhere (OK, except maybe for Blowfish) but still, this isn’t enough to win the AMBR Award.

Owned by Mark and Dennis Mariani from Winters, CA, this 1933 Ford Roadster set records a record at 214.202 mph with Mark running E-Street Roadster, then later with Dennis at the wheel, it set the Street Roadster Record at 216.404 mph. That’s pure speed for not alot of cubes… E-class is limited to only 250 cubic inches. Like fellow record setters Blowfish and Speed Demon, both also build by Troy’s crew… records would fall if they were running a steam engine.

Finally, those wheel covers are a work of art. Take a close look.

America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Contender #9 America's Most Beautiful Roadster, Grand National Roadster Show,

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Ginormica! This is a 1932 Ford “Phaeton” with a damn Rolls Royce Metero Mark IV in it. What’s that you say? (I have no idea either) it’s a 12 cylinder, 1647 cubic inch behemoth that puts out 1580 horsepower at 3000 rpm thanks to it’s two stage supercharger. This thing is truly a site to behold. Now, that said, I don’t think it will win the AMBR, but no doubt, it’s the most unique of the bunch.

Putting it into perspective, the Rolls motor here is 6.588 times the displacement of the Bonneville car above!

America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Contender #10 America's Most Beautiful Roadster, Grand National Roadster Show,

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This is Ira and Sharon Horwitz 1932 Chevy Roadster Pickup. Say it three times… “I’m not criticizing!” But, there’s no way a car with a small block Chevy, these days, will win the AMBR award. Other than that, It’s a great looking car and the only Chevy in the bunch.

America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Contender #11

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Vic had Tucci Hot Rods build this bad blown ZL1 powered 1932 Hot Rod Ford Roadster. I’d love to go for a ride, but I don’t think this one’s in the running. Check out the smaller picture here and how they ran the coils and wires inside. Never seen that before!

America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Contender #12

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A perfectly executed hot rod with a detailed flathead, but not enough for the AMBR.

Am I wrong here? I guess we’ll see, but please let me know if I got something wrong in a comment below. Swearing and ALL CAPS YELLING is okay here.

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