radical custom

April 14, 2017

From: theshopmag.com

The McGee Roadster hot rod, Hirohata Merc radical custom and Gypsy Rose lowrider have become part of U.S. history. They were announced as the 16th, 17th and 18th vehicles to be added to the National Historic Vehicle Register in recognition of their significance in American automotive history. 

The hot rod based on a 1932 Ford V8 Roadster was built by Bob McGee, a soldier, who upon returning from World War II, attended and played football for the University of Southern California. McGee raced the car on the dry lake beds of California and used the car to promote hot rod safety.

The iconic car was featured on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine in 1948.

“Hotrodding is something so important to our American heritage, and it was almost forgotten. This car exemplifies the pinnacle of that,” said Bruce Meyer, owner of the McGee Roadster and founding chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

Grand National Roadster Show, Pomona, CA.

Bob Ranew is the classic case of a guy who’s turned his passion into a business.
Bob builds under the Redeemed Cycles banner (catch him at @branew), and this 1975 CB750 caught our eye.
It’s more of a resto-mod than a radical custom, but it’s also a beautifully judged build—with just the right stance and a select number of upgrades. The cost? A very reasonable $800 for Bob’s time, plus the parts list.
That makes it a bargain, and one of our Bikes Of The Week. Hit the link in our bio to see the others.
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