Digital Exhibition: Bobby Musgrove's 1927 Model-T

Photo by Nick Pennington.

Photo by Nick Pennington.

Name: Bobby Musgrove
Vehicle: 1927 Model-T

The car is a 1927 Model-T. It sits on a SoCal frame, has a Chevy 327 bored .40 over, Eagle forged rotating assembly, cam, aluminum heads, solid forged lifters, pushrods, titanium springs, edlebrock high rise intake, twin edlebrock 640cfm quad carbs. We have affectionately named it “Death Trap.”

How/where did you find your Hot Rod?

I had been searching for a decent Hot Rod for a long time. I knew of this car; it had been put together by a local shop years ago but then had disappeared. I found the guy that had purchased it and convinced him to show it to me. We came to an agreement to flip a coin on the price. My son, Finley, flipped and we won.

Photo by Nick Pennington.

Photo by Nick Pennington.

Photo by Nick Pennington.

Photo by Nick Pennington.

Photo by Nick Pennington.

Photo by Nick Pennington.

What got you interested in Hot Rods and “rodding?”

I became interested in Hot Rods very early in my life. It started with Hot Wheels. My grandfather was a huge “car guy” and I have tons of memories riding in some awesome cars with him. I held the flashlight for him in the garage while he tuned carbs and fiddled with his hot rods. My love of cars has only gotten stronger as I got older. I now love hanging in the garage with my kids and have them hold flashlights.

What makes the Hot Rod culture so special?

The traditional hot rod culture is very special to me. I love fast cars, tattoos and a good time. My wife does pin-up modeling so she’s always at the shows with me and we love making new friends.

Can you describe the customization process of your Hot Rod?

My car was fully assembled when I bought it but me, my son, and my friend Dave tore the motor apart and completely rebuilt it.

Photo by Nick Pennington.

Photo by Nick Pennington.