The highly contested America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award is something that every hot rodder dreams about. The award is presented each year at the Grand National Roadster Show and the intense level of competition inspires some of the most creative and stylish hot rods in the world. This year, the winner of the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award is the 1931 Ford roadster, known as the Martin Special. The highly customized roadster is owned by David Martin, and built by Scott Bonowski and crew at Hot Rods & Hobbies in Signal Hill, California. The car features a massaged body, and a chassis that is tweaked and tuned for performance. Before the car was finished, David entered it in the Silver State Classic open-road race in Nevada, running in the 100mph class. The car worked flawlessly, and so it was torn apart to be painted and upholstered. The car has an Ed Pink small block Chevy, making 500 horsepower, and it’s putting it to the ground through a set of our Excelsior Stahl Sport Radial tires, sized at 5.50R16 and 7.00/7.50R17.
The car’s finish quality is outstanding, and the level of detail is something that really caught the judges eye. Our favorite part of the car (besides the tires) is the fact that David Martin wanted this car to really perform! We’re sure that it will see plenty of street duty once the car show circuit is complete. We congratulate everyone who had a hand in building America’s Most Beautiful Roadster and appreciate them choosing Coker for their high end build!