Tomorrow Hot Rods by Dean will have the 2014 AMSOIL Street Rodder Road Tour car on display at its 7th annual open house for Goodguys Scottsdale in Arizona. Award winning builder Dean Livermore was selected earlier this year to build the '59 Chevrolet Impala for the 2014 tour.
The RT14 '59 Chevy is in guide coat (last step before final bodywork and paint) and will remain in this condition until around Christmas. There are a number of smaller projects such as exhaust, powdercoat chassis, etc. that need to be finalized before the final paint job can be applied. It will be a gorgeous car for road tour rockstar Jerry Dixey to drive this year. Said Dixey, “I'm really excited about our 1959 Impala Road Tour car for 2014. The 1959 and 1960 Chevrolet body style was a radical change to the traditional automotive styles of the 1950’s. The Hot Rods by Dean built car will be a wolf in sheep’s clothing with a potent Ron Shaver-built LS motor under the hood, the whole package rolling on an independent front and rear suspension chassis from the Roadster Shop. I can’t wait to see the USA in our 1959 AMSOIL Street Rodder Road Tour Chevrolet.”
The open house will be in conjunction with the 16th annual Southwest Nationals, penultimate car show for Goodguys. The open house has drawn as many as 1,500 cars in the past and Dean brings in a catering team to make rodders burgers.
Currently the Impala is sitting on its frame and will have signage alongside during the open house. After the open house plans call for another concerted effort to have as much done as possible by the end of January. Rumor has it that the car might get a little eyeball time during a Source Interlink party during the MPMC show, then moved to the GNRS Show the end of that month. This last bit is all on the hush hush right now, if you know what I mean.
For now, 2014 seems to be shaping up to be another great year for the AMSOIL Street Rodder Road Tour.