Kirk Brown has a shop called Crafty B, on the western side of Michigan in a town called Caledonia. He sells brushed aluminum parts and trim for hot rods under the Nostalgic Speed brand. Those parts are produced in-house, using hand shaped hardwood models that are used to form the traditional sand casting molds. To publicize their business Brown and his wife, who does upholstery using the business name of The Stitch, brought their car to the Detroit Autorama. The original plan was to display the car towards the back of Cobo Hall, where fabrication shops and other vendors typically set up. Three weeks before the show, however, when the show’s organizers had a better idea of what the ’32 highboy looked like, they moved it up to the front of the hall, where the Ridler Award competitors and other top shelf customs are given prominent display space. That’s no great surprise, because the car looks great, a pure concept that’s executed well.
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