1932 McGee Roadster on National Display

This article originally appeared on HotRod.com, written by Brandan Gillogly, on April 24, 2017

As part of a three-week tribute to the importance of custom cars in American culture, the Historic Vehicle Association placed the McGee Roadster on display in the National Mall in Washington DC to honor its significance in hot rod history. The 1932 Ford Roadster was built by Bob McGee after his return to the US following his service in WWII and served as his daily driver as well as a dry lakes and salt flats racer. The roadster changed hands and powerplants several times before Bruce Meyer, the current owner, purchased the car in 1992 and had it restored it to its most famous state, exactly how it looked when it was featured on the October 1948 cover of HOT ROD with the University of Southern California as the backdrop.

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