Buddy Jordan’s 1933 Ford Renaissance Roadster will take home the 2017 Ridler Award. The announcement was just made here at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The selection of an elegant high tech 1930’s street rod is a knod to the Detroit show’s roots in the street rodding hobby. Click the video window below:
View dozens of photos of the 1933 Ford Renaissance Roadster and the awards ceremony:
The engine on the 1933 Ford Renaissance Roadster is a GM Performance Anniversary Edition 427 using an aluminum block and heads. The transmission is a GM 4L60 with smoothed case, CNC pan, and a CNC machined tapered aluminum driveshaft. The headlight buckets were hand formed, as was the custom shaped rear bumper. Front bumper was CNC machined.
The detail is incredible.
Can someone please tell me what that color is?
larry k says
Bill, the color is a one-off custom blend done by Steve Frisbie at Steve’s Auto Restorations in Portland, OR. The fenders, running boards and top are blend tinted with more black. Nice, huh?
US Centrist says
All that trouble to put a 427 Chevy mill in it. Yeah, it’s theirs to design as they will but why call it a ‘Ford’ in that case, then?