The highlight of the Ford display at the 2012 SEMA show for me so far had to have been the introduction of the latest Ford project car build with the legendary SO-CAL Speed Shop, Detroit Street Rods and clothing/motorcycle brand Champions Moto. This car celebrates the 80th anniversary of what has became an icon for classic car design, and the perfect canvas to begin with to create an artistic hot rod, the 1932 Ford roadster. Dubbed the Coyote Roadster, this is a high-technology-inspired hot rod that features Ford Racing Parts 5.0L crate engine, a 6-speed manual transmission and a SO-CAL New Traditionalist chassis under a reproduction Dearborn Deuce all-steel 1932 Ford body with a Bonneville Salt Flats racer-themed paintjob.
Ford Design Director Freeman Thomas said, “This car is one that is really done by holding a line between old and new, and it really blurs that line. It’s the perfect vehicle to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the legendary 1932 Ford.”
The ‘80th anniversary Coyote Roadster marries the best of retro style with cutting edge performance technology, something that’s very important to Ford and its customers, and is just one example of the beautiful pieces of art that make up the floor of the 2012 SEMA Show.