Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has named Jon Hall and his 1927 Track-T Roadster as recipients of the 2023 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year, the organization announced.
The roadster is based on an all steel 1927 Model-T body and frame from Shadow Rods of Saginaw, Michigan, where much of the initial sheet metal and machine work took place. The project then went to Greening Auto Company, in Cullman, Alabama, to add custom components, the organization said.
The heavily modified Model-T features a track-nose grille providing a vintage racing flavor that is highlighted by the extremely low, sectioned body, judges said. The engine is a 327c.i. all-aluminum Flathead built by Motor City Speed equipment and is inspired by the historic Ford V8 engine, the builders said. The chassis, wheels, headlights and many other parts of the roadster have been modified or custom fabricated, according to Hall.
Goodguys will be crowning eight more vehicles to complete their Top 12 program through the 2023 season including Muscle Car, Custom Rod, Truck of the Year, and other top categories for classic vehicles, the organization said.