HVA released its latest documentary film, “The McGee Roadster: Hot Rod Legend.” The film takes a deep dive into the birth of hot rodding in America – the trends, styles and history throughout the decades.
View never-before-seen photos and hear the behind-the-scenes story from hot rod legends and the men who created one of the most significant hot rods and modified cars ever built.
The McGee Roadster is a hot rod based on a 1932 Ford V8 Roadster. It was built by Bob McGee, a soldier, who upon returning from the war, attended and played football for the University of Southern California. McGee raced the car on the dry lakebeds of California. The iconic car was featured on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine in 1948.
The McGee Roadster hot rod, is the 16th automobile added to the National Historic Vehicle Register in recognition of its significance in American automotive history. It was displayed on the Washington National Mall in April 2017.