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Deuce Week Pedal Cars

Deuce Week Pedal Cars

Fulfill your childhood fantasies and help underprivileged children visit the Petersen!

November 07, 2012
by Petersen

The year 2012 marks the 80th anniversary of the 1932 Ford, a milestone car that combined the engineering innovation of Henry Ford- in the form of the first mass-produced V8 engine – with the styling sophistication of his son Edsel Ford. Nicknamed the “Deuce,” the ’32 Ford later became the quintessential hot rod symbol of youthful automotive enthusiasm and American ingenuity.

 As part of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Deuce Week celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the ’32 Ford, nine of the hottest hot rod builders in the country were invited to create pedal car versions of their personal style of hot rod. Each builder started with a pedal car 1932 Ford roadster, provided by Warehouse 36 . They then used their vision, craftsmanship and passion for hot rods to create one-off, remarkable customized collectables.

 The pedal cars will be on display in the Petersen Automotive Museum until they are auctioned off at various locations throughout 2012 and 2013 by Barrett-Jackson and RM auctions. Proceeds raised will help fund the Robert E. Petersen Free School Bus Program at the Petersen Automotive Museum which brings children from underserved schools to the museum for field trips. The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity.


  • Builder: Gene Winfield Rod & Custom , Mojave, CA
  • Auction: 2013 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ

The first pedal car to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson was built by Gene Winfield Rod & Custom and used Gene Winfield’s iconic “Winfield Fade” technique. This method, which in this instance used candy apple red paint, gets darker towards the bottom of the car and turns almost white across the hood. This unique paint style gives the car a more voluminous shape. This is item number 5392 and will go across the auction block on Friday, January 18 between 9:45 and 10:15 am.



  • Builder:  H&H Flatheads ,  La Cresenta, CA
  • Auction:  2013 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ

The second pedal car to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson was built by H&H Flatheads as a tribute to an automotive pioneer, Barney Navarro. As one of the first speed equipment manufacturers, Navarro’s lakester was one of the first cars to run a roots style blower on the engine and raced at Bonneville and El Mirage, setting records along the way. This is item number 5469 and will go across the auction block on Saturday, January 19 between 9:20 and 10:00 am.

Special Thanks:

BS Industries Sun Valley, CA
The Polishing Shop Oxnard, CA


  • Builder: So-Cal Speed Shop,  Pomona, CA
  • Auction: 2013 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ

The final pedal car to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson was built by SO-CAL Speed Shop and was influenced by Alex Xydias’ SO-CAL Speed Shop Streamliner which raced at the first Bonneville Nationals in 1949. SO-CAL’s Evin Veazie was instrumental in the build, bringing both his father and brother in to help as the entire Veazie family is known for being avid car collectors and builders. This is item number 5590 and will go across the auction block on Sunday, January 20 between 9:45 and 10:15.

Special Thanks:
Gabe Lopez -Gabe's Street Rod Custom Interiors     San Bernardino, Ca
Mooneyes USA   Santa Fe Springs, CA


  • Builder: Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop , Greenfield Center, NY
  • Auction: 2013 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL

It was during a coffee break when Keith suddenly remembered the 32 Ford pedal car his father had brought home some fifty years ago. It didn't take long before his older brother Duane “BUILT“ a hot rod out of it. So upset was his father over Duane's handy work he took it away and stuck it in the attic over the shop.  Wonder if it's still up there?  Sure enough there she was covered in dust and cob webs tucked away in the back corner. We just blew it off and sent it to the Petersen as we found it. Hope it don't embarrass all them shinny ones. 

Special Thanks:

Larry Hook 


  • Builder: Fastlane Rod Shop, Donahue, IA
  • Auction: 2013 RM Auction, Amelia Island, FL

Special Thanks:

Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating    Grafton Ohio
Schober’s Custom Hot Rod Interiors, Sandwich, IL
Dupont Chromapremier Paint
Scott Aalto
Phil Becker



  • Builder: McPherson College Automotive Restoration Students, McPherson, KS
  • Auction: 2013 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL

The McPherson College pedal car was inspired by their 1932 Paul Harris Roadster, which was donated to the college. The car exemplifies the range of skills developed by students actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree in automotive restoration technology – among them project management, metal work, paint, woodworking, and machining.



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Stock appearance of 1932 Ford pedal cars provided by Warehouse 36 before customization


Warehouse 36 is a premier wholesale supplier to independent retailers nationwide. In addition to high quality, unique, niche products. Warehouse 36 provides multiple lines of pedal cars, including the 1932 Ford. Their generous donation of pedal cars for customization and support of the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is greatly appreciated. Visit their website at: