a unique hot rod
This unique hot rod which was entered in the 2016 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) “Battle of the Builders” “Young Guns” competition for car builders under 35 years of age, and displayed outdoors in front of the north hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Known as “Shoe This” this 1927 Ford Model T was built by 22-year old Jacob Griffin of Griffin Designs in Escondido California using all-steel 1949 “shoebox” Ford body panels.
Notice the huge amount of fabrication - working trunk, glovebox door and the use of 1949 trim including the taillights, side trim, trademark grille “spinner,” rear bumper and dashboard components that include the speedometer and clock. The powerplant is a 230-cubic inch supercharged Buick V-6 engine which Jake claimed produces 1200 horsepower.
All photos by the author