At the Goodguys Rod and Custom show in Puyallup Wa. this year, my car was selected for the best homebuilt award, also known as the Homebuilt Heaven Award sponsored by Speedway Motors. What I didn't know at the time was this made this car eligible for the National Award in this category, to be selected by voters from the cars picked at each of the 25 Goodguys shows from across the U.S.
For those that don't know this car, it is truly a "homebuilt vehicle". From the construction of the frame to the design and fabrication of the lift off convertible top, including dozens of custom body modifications, all body work and paint, and countless 'on-off ' special hand made pieces , everything on this hot rod was done by the owner in his home garage (except the custom leather upholstery).
This is a quote from the Goodguys Gazette, " We love showing support for home builders and Ray Digby's '29 Model A sport coupe fooled us on that aspect. The craftsmanship was so top notch, from fabrication to final fit and finish, we'd assumed it was pro built! "
You can find out more about this car in the Canadian Hot Rods Feature.
If, after looking at the other cars and you really believe this car is deserving of this prestigeous award, you can go to https://www.good-guys.com/homebuilt17 to cast your ballot .
What I started with.
How it looks now.