August 23, 2005

Ford to honour the “Deuce”

32 Ford 'Deuce' roadster
Edsel B. Ford II poses with a Roadster Hotrod after signing the dashboard of the Dearborn Deuce Convertible that Ford Motor Company is auctioning on eBay to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, August 16, 2005. Click image to enlarge

Dearborn, Michigan – Ford will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the “deuce” – the 1932 Ford Model A, which many consider the quintessential hot rod – with a display of the 75 most influential and important 1932 Ford hot rods, as selected by a panel of experts. The display will premiere at the January 2007 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California, the oldest annual hot rod show in North America.

The 1932 Ford was also the company’s first to use a V8 engine.

The list of cars selected will be revealed at the 2006 Pomona event, as a lead-up to the 2007 display. As well, Ford has a number of other events planned, along with books honouring the 1932 Ford. Tentative plans call for a version of the 75th anniversary display to be shown at multiple events, including the Wally Parks NHRA Museum, the Petersen Automotive Museum, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, SEMA Show and the Los Angeles International Auto Show.

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