HOT ROD PEDAL CARS MARK 80TH BIRTHDAY OF '32 FORD
Classic hot rod fodder gets pedal-car homage from some of the US's best custom shops
Which is why these Deuce pedal car creations were designed and built by a different US hot-rod builder. Each shop started with an identical 1932 Ford Roadster pedal car built by Warehouse 36 and set their most fevered imaginations to work, ending up with the cars you see here.
They will be on display initially at the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA (6060 Wilshire Boulevard if you're ever in the area), before being sold off throughout 2012 and 2013 at various auctions to help fund a programme to bring underprivileged kids to the museum for a day out.
Top of that list is probably the work of Hollywood Hot Rods, whose creation accurately mimics the proportions of a real '32 Ford Roadster (main images), and the sleek Bonneville Speedster-inspired work of Rad Rides by Troy (first three images in the table below).
The first few cars go under the hammer at the Pebble Beach RM auction in Monterey on 18 August and you can find out more about the pedal-powered rods on the Petersen Museum website.