Each year at the KKOA Leadsled Spectacular 2 new members are inducted into the KKOA Hall Of Fame. Since the show is just a few weeks away I thought I'd take the time to introduce you all to this year's nominees. There are 9 total, here are the 2nd two on the list, see this post for the 1st two. When I have photos of their work I will show it and when I don't I will link you to where you can see it.
LARRY GROBE, aka: "VooDoo Larry" - VooDoo Larry operates out of Schaumburg, Illinois, and has turned out some of the most original, innovative, unexpected and leading edge Kustoms you'll ever see.
Larry will do anything from a ground up restoration, to a custom one-of-a-kind kustom or hotrod, to painting and pinstriping that'll blow your mind and everything in between. With 30 years of experience under his belt it is easy to see Larry has really perfected his unique craft. His reputation is built on turning out hot rods and kustoms that set new boundaries. His attention to detail, gifted craftsmanship, creativity and ever changing pallet of work are renowned with the Old Skool Kustom culture.
"Speedy" BILL SMITH - The best way to explain Bill Smith is simply imagine "The Godfather of Hotrodding." To many & most of his fans & customers it's "Speedy" Bill, owner and still operator of America' oldest and largest speed shop, Speedway Motors, located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Founded in 1952, Speedway Motors is a hotrodder's friend, no matter what year hotrod or kustom you're building. You want a a-dapt-tor kit, to hook a '49 Caddie motor to a '59, as Johnny Cash wailed, "Speedy" Bill probably has one sittin' on the shelf in the massive warehouse of Speedway Motors. What a career Bill and Joyce Smith has built, and their shinning star on the hill is their Museum of American Speed that opened in 1992. Unbelievable is the best way to describe it. "Speedy" Bill Smith. It would be a honer to have him in the KKOA Hall of Fame.
The following are a couple of photos from a tour of the incredible Smith Collection in the museum at Speedway Motors.
I highly highly highly recommend a tour of the Smith Collection if you ever get the chance. It's worth whatever drive it takes you to get there.
See you at a show,