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Young Guns Preview—Jacob Griffin’s ’27 Roadster

By Della Domingo

Several young vehicle builders participated in the 2018 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, including 24-year-old Jacob Griffin, who placed in the Top 10 Young Guns category.

Learn about Griffin’s ’27 Roadster and why he was excited to compete with the “big boys.”

Griffin explains that the vehicle is a cut-down ’50–’51 Ford Shoebox tied in with a ’27 T-bucket. He combined multiple components to create his unique vehicle, including a ’54 Ford grille and Buick V6 engine. 

Don’t forget to also tune in to the one-hour television special “SEMA Battle of the Builders” airing on MotorTrend TV, Wednesday, June 5. The program features several top vehicles from the 2018 SEMA Show.