As long-time hot rodders, this is one of those stories that truly warms our hearts and assures us that the future of hot rodding is alive and well. The story begins with Washtenaw Community College and Shadow Rods in Michigan who set out to work with this year’s students to build what they considered to be the ultimate street rod. The subject of the project – a classic Ford Model A. The goal of the program is to provide students the opportunity to learn and develop skills within the automotive trades, including mechanical, electrical, fabrication and welding, machining, collision course, and custom body and paint courses to coincide with the complete vehicle build.
Throughout the course of the project, the students honed their skills and put them to the test on the Model A as they prepared to debut the vehicle at the 2019 Detroit Autorama car show. The goal for the finished vehicle was a show-worthy appearance and, we have to say, they absolutely nailed it. The exterior of the vehicle, which dons a custom-mixed color hand-selected by the instructors and students, looks simply stunning. While the vehicle has a few final details to be finished, the class met its goal and displayed the vehicle at this year’s Detroit Autorama as planned.
From all of us at Vintage Air, thank you for allowing us to support your build! We look forward to seeing what each of these future hot rodders builds in the future with their new skillset.