America's Most Beautiful Roadster

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"America's Most Beautiful Roadster" or (AMBR) is an award given out at the Grand National Roadster Show since 1950.[1][2] It was started by Slonaker as a 9-foot "megatrophy" that engraved the winner's name on it.[3][4] At that time, it was the largest trophy in the world.[4]

List of winners[edit]

Year Vehicle Owner Builder
1950 1929 Ford Roadster William Niekamp[5][6][7]
1951 1923 Ford Roadster Rico Squaglia[5]
1952 1925 Ford Roadster Bud Crackbon[5]
1953 1927 Ford Roadster Dick Williams[5]
1954 1927 Ford Roadster Frank Rose[5]
1955 1927 Ford Roadster (Shishkabob) Michael Gejeian[5][8]
1927 Ford Roadster Ray Anderegg[5]
1956 1932 Ford Roadster Eddie Bosio[5]
1957 1929 Ford Roadster Jerry Woodward[5]
1958 1929 Ford roadster pickup (Ala Kart) Richard Peters[5] George Barris
1959 1929 Ford roadster pickup (Ala Kart) Richard Peters[5] George Barris
1960 1929 Ford Roadster (The Emperor) Chuck Kirkorian[5][6]
1961 1929 Ford Roadster Rich Guasco[5]
1962 1927 T-Roadster (Twister-T) George Barris[9]
1963 1927 Ford Roadster (XR-6) LeRoi "Tex" Smith[5]
1964 1914 King-T Don Tognotti[10]
1965 Custom body (Casper's Ghost) Carl Casper[5]
1966 1927 Ford roadster pickup Don Lokey[5]
1967 Custom body (Invader) Bob Reisner[5]
1968 Custom body (Invader) Bob Reisner[5]
Custom Body (Wild Dream) Joe Wilhelm[5]
1969 (Alien) Art Himsl[9][5]
1970 1923 Ford roadster pickup (Instant T) Andy Brizio[5]
1971 1923 Ford roadster pickup Lonnie Gilbertson[5]
1972 1930 Ford roadster John Corno[5]
1973 1923 Ford roadster Chuck Corsello[5]
1974 1914 Ford Touring Jim Vasser[5]
1975 1923 Ford roadster pickup Lonnie Gilbertson[5]
1976 1923 Ford Touring Bob Sbarbaro[5]
1977 1923 Ford roadster pickup (Candy Man) Jim Molino[5]
1978 1932 Ford Roadster Phil Cool[5]
1979 1932 Ford Roadster (Deucari) Brian Burnett[5] Magoo
1980 1929 Ford Roadster John Corno[5] John Buttera[11]
1981 1932 Ford Roadster John Siroonian[5]
1982 1933 Ford Roadster Jamie Musselman[5]
1983 1932 Ford Roadster Chuck Lombardo[5]
1984 1927 Ford Roadster (California Star) Don Varner[5]
1985 1933 Ford Phaeton Larry & Judi Murray[5]
1986 1933 Ford Roadster (Mere Image) Jim McNamara[5]
1987 1932 Ford Roadster James Ells[5]
1988 1932 Ford Roadster (Orange Twist) Ermie Immerso[5]
1989 1925 Ford Roadster (Golden Star) Ermie Immerso[5]
1990 1932 Ford Roadster (Passion) Butch Martino[5]
1991 1925 Ford Roadster (Golden Star) Ermie Immerso[5]
1992 1929 Ford Roadster Dennis Varni[5]
1993 1932 Ford Roadster (Blu Steel) Don Raible[5]
1994 1929 Ford Roadster (Infinity Flyer) Joe MacPherson[5]
1995 1937 Ford Roadster (Smoothster') Fred Warren[5]
1996 1932 Ford Roadster (Boydster) Boyd Coddington[5] Boyd Coddington
1997 1932 Ford Roadster (Youngster) Bob Young[5]
1998 1932 Ford Roadster (Revolver) Dave Emery[5]
1999 1933 Ford Roadster (Shockwave) Fred Warren[5]
2000 1932 Ford Roadster (0032) Chuck Svatos[5] Chip Foose[12]
2001 1933 Ford Roadster (Impact) Richard Berg[5]
2002 1932 Ford Roadster Paul Trussell[5]
2003 1932 Ford Roadster George Lange[5]
2004 1936 Ford Roadster Charlie Lambetecchio[5]
2005 1932 Ford Roadster (Sedeuced) Paul & Erik Hanson[5]
2006 1936 Ford Roadster (Impression) Ken Reister[5] Chip Foose
2007 1936 Ford Roadster (Radster) Kevin and Karen Alstott[5]
2008 1932 Ford Roadster (Undisputed) Rudy Necoechea[5]
2009 1932 Ford Roadster Harry Willet[5]
2010 1933 Ford Roadster (Possessed) Mike Dingman[5]
2011 1934 Ford Roadster Daryl Wolfswinkel[5] Squeeg's Kustoms
2012 1927 Ford Roadster Bill Lindig[13]
2013 1927 Ford Roadster John Mumford[13]
2014 1935 Chevy Phaeton Wes Rydell[13]
2015 1933 Ford Roadster Larry Olson[13]
2016 1932 Ford Roadster Darryl Hollenbeck[13]
2017 1936 Packard (Mulholland Speedster) Bruce Wanta[13]
2018 1931 Ford Roadster Dave Martin[13]
2019 1936 Ford Roadster George Poteet Pinkee's Rod Shop

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doeden, Matt (2007). Custom Cars. LernerClassroom. p. 28. ISBN 0822590123.
  2. ^ Vaughn, Mark (January 29, 2016). "Who's going to win the 2016 Grand National Roadster Show?". AutoWeek.
  3. ^ Bertilsson, Bo (1999). Classic Hot Rods. MotorBooks International. pp. 95–96.
  4. ^ a b Breitenstein, Jeff (2004). Ultimate Hot Rod Dictionary: A-Bombs to Zoomies. MotorBooks International. p. 24.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj "The History of the Grand National Roadster Show". Grand National Roadster Show. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
  6. ^ a b Bertilsson, Bo (1999). Classic Hot Rods. MotorBooks International. p. 96.
  7. ^ Breitenstein, Jeff (2004). Ultimate Hot Rod Dictionary: A-Bombs to Zoomies. MotorBooks International. p. 15.
  8. ^ Gingerelli, Dain (2004). Hot Rods Field Guide: American Icons 1930s-present. Krause Publications. p. 217.
  9. ^ a b Bertilsson, Bo (1999). Classic Hot Rods. MotorBooks International. p. 97.
  10. ^ Alig, Joseph; Kilmer, Stephan (2012). East Vs. West Showdown: Rods, Customs & Rails. CarTech Inc. p. 76.
  11. ^ Hot Rod staff writers. "The History Of Hot Rodding – 1970s", written 29 August 2013, at Hot Rod Network (retrieved 19 June 2017)
  12. ^ Geisert, Eric. "Ron Whiteside's Ridler Winner", in Street Rodder, July 2003, p.80.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g "Grand National Roadster Show Award Winners". Grand National Roadster Show. Retrieved 2017-02-15.

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