Boise, ID (PRWEB) June 15, 2006
HotRodHotLine.com (HRHL), the world’s largest online rodding magazine, is gearing up to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the “Deuce,” – the 1932 Ford. Announced at the 57th Grand National Roadster show during its annual Hall of Fame luncheon, a list of “THE 75 Most Significant ’32 Ford Hot Rods,” was unveiled in the first in a series of events marking the 75th anniversary. HRHL was instrumental in locating 6 of the 75 that eluded the organizers after a blue ribbon panel of experts voted on 75 out of 474 nominated cars. This included the Jackman Brother’s car, thought to be gone forever but has now been found.
“We put out a call to our online fans,” said Mary Ann Lawford, who with her husband, Jack Lawford, own HRHL, “and within weeks we had them located. We have always counted on our site enthusiasts to locate hard to find items and this was no different. They always come through.”
“What a fantastic effort,” said Larry Erickson, Chief Designer at Ford Motor Company. “All of the horsepower that HotRodHotLine brought to the table is truly one of the things that will be remembered as part of the Deuce legacy. What a great boost HRHL is to the whole 75 Greatest Deuces project.”
The elite panel of decision makers in choosing the 75 included automotive authorities across a variety of fields such as, Greg Sharp, curator of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum; John Dianna, publisher, American Rodder; Ken Gross, journalist, author of “Hot Rod Milestones” and chief judge of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance hot rod class; Roy Brizio, Brizio Street Rods and a host of other experts. The 75 top picks will premiere at the January 2007 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA., the nations oldest annual hot rod show.
“We are dedicating an entire section of our HRHL website to honoring the Deuce,” said Lawford, “and we have an entirely new website, http://www.YearoftheDeuce, focusing on the ’32 only. It features a Calendar of Deuce Events from around the country, articles on the ‘75 Most Significant ’32 Ford Hot Rods,’ as well as a special feature article following the restoration of the Jackman Brother’s car. There is even a place for visitors to participate where they can post their own ’32 story.”
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