Is there any hot rod more iconic than the McGee Roadster? A souped-up 1932 Ford V-8 Roadster, the car’s design aesthetic helped establish the universal template for what could and would be considered the quintessential hot rod.
HIROHATA MERC, MCGEE ROADSTER AND GYPSY ROSE LOWRIDER EACH GET A TURN ON THE MALL
For many, a 1932 Ford roadster is the quintessential hot rod. Take a look back at the original—the trendsetting car that became the benchmark of style for so many hot rods that came after it and remained an icon even as hot rod tastes changed throughout the decades.
Three iconic pieces of California custom-car culture take center stage next month on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as the Historic Vehicle Association displays the latest vehicles to be commemorated and recorded in the HVA National Historic Vehicle Register and archived in the U.S. Library of Congress.
Aside from a few cars built for racing, the National Historic Vehicle Register has yet to include any modified cars, an omission that the Historic Vehicle Association will reverse next month when, ahead of joining the register, three of the most widely recognized lowriders, hot rods, and customs will go on display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.