M-80 Makes the Super Rod 10 Best List For 2001!

M-80, 1949 Chevy.

Super Rod Magazine, December 2001

"M-80 '49 Chevy"

By: Staff Writer.

"When Chris Williams was a youngster he used to travel around San Diego, California with his grandfather in a '49 Chevy Coupe. He has fond memories of the great times he had in this coupe. A few years ago Chris traded an old airplane for a '55 Bel Air convertible that was in good condition. The original ragtop was great driver, however, it was too slow for Chris's agressive driving style. Chris decided that the '55 needed improved performance so he started looking for a reputable shop. He took the convertible to Hot Rods & Custom Stuff (HR&CS) in Escondido and was pleased with the performance upgrade they performed.

"While cruising around San Diego in the new and improved '55 he decided that he wanted to build another rod at HR&CS, one that was really exceptional. The thoughts of his grandfather's old '49 Chevy came to mind, and after finding a rust-free example, the project was under way. This '49 started out to be a vehicle with several special features. Chris worked closely with HR&CS in the design of the car and what started out as a really nice street machine escalated into a rolling work of art that ended up winning the coveted Ridler trophy at the Detroit Autorama. Features include a completely redesigned body, a '98 LS1 Corvette engine and transmission, a tan leather interior with a variety of molded and contoured parts, and a completely polished and chrome plated independent suspension system. In order to win the Ridler Award, the coupe had to be extremely detailed and perfect, and that's exactly what this '49 Chevy is. It's beautifully styled, expertly crafted and deserves to one of Super Rod's 10 Best."

More about this car


The Shop Tour 

Home 

 Pro-Stripping

 Map To Shop

Contact Us 

Testimonials 

Showroom 1

 Showroom 2

 Showroom 3

 Current Projects

 This Week At Hot Rods

 Magazine Cars

 Product Showcase

Cars & Parts For Sale 

 Hats & T-Shirts

 Just Passin' Through

Shows & Events 

 Visitor Comments

Humor Department 

Links 

Employment Opportunities 

Tech Articles

What We Do

Seminars

Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, 2324 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA., 1-800-HOT-ROD-5.

Hot Rods & Custom Stuff - builds, restores, paints, services and sells parts for classic autos, cars, trucks and street rods.