Troy Ladd

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Troy Ladd
Born(04-04-00)April , 4
Newport Beach, California, United States
Occupation Hot Rod and Custom Car builder

Troy Ladd (born April 4 in Newport Beach, CA) is an American designer and builder of custom cars and hot rods from Burbank, CA known for building traditional styled vehicles. [1] After obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Business from Vanguard University, Troy formulated a business plan for Hollywood Hot Rods, taking into account location, size of the building and equipment. [2] In 2002 Headquarters for Hollywood Hot Rods were set up in Burbank, CA. [3] Industry magazines took notice of the cars being built at Hollywood Hot Rods and titles such as Street Rodder Magazine, Hot Rod Magazine and Rod & Custom were responsible for getting the word out about Troy Ladd’s shop. [4]

Vanguard University

Vanguard University of Southern California is an accredited, private, non-profit Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies in Costa Mesa, California, United States.


Car builder

Starting at an early age, Troy Ladd began working on vintage vehicles with the desire to create unique cars. [5] Troy developed his building skills on his own cars and transferred them into a business building specialty cars for customers of his Hollywood Hot Rods, the business he established in 2002. Troy Ladd builds vehicles in a style inspired by hot rodding’s past that “Respects Tradition” at the same time looking forward into the future of specialty car building. [6]

Building award winning vehicles for over a decade Troy Ladd has been recognized as the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association/SEMA 2007 Trendsetter Award Recipient, Grand National Roadster Show 2010 Builder of the Year and L.A. Roadsters 2012 Builder of the Year. [7] Troy Ladd builds vehicles that range from hot rods like the “Respect Tradition” 1932 Ford Roadster to customs like the “Ruby Deluxe” 1935 Ford Coupe.

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is America's largest association catering to street rods, custom cars and show cars. The Goodguys Association has over 70,000 active members worldwide. Goodguys stages 20 annual rod & custom car show events throughout the United States as well as vintage drag races.


Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) of the automobile aftermarket was formed in 1963 by Roy Richter,Els Lohn, Willie Garner, Bob Hedman, Robert E. Wyman, John Bartlett, Phil Weiand Jr, Al Segal, Dean Moon, and Vic Edelbrock, Jr. and now consists of 6,383 companies worldwide, bringing together aftermarket manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), media, car dealers, specialty equipment distributors, installers, retailers and restoration specialists.

The Grand National Roadster Show, started in 1949, is one of the oldest and longest continuously operating exhibitions of custom vehicles in the United States.

Troy Ladd has produced a series of noted hot rods including: The Mulholland Speedster 1936 Custom Coachbuilt Packard, The Long Beach Legend 1936 Ford Roadster, Full Metal Jacket 2014 Ford Mustang GT Convertble, the Street Rodder Road Tour ’40 Ford Coupe, [8] the Zulu T 1927 Ford Tall Model T Coupe, [9] The Brooklands Special 1932 Ford Roadster, [10] Coyote Comet 1963 Mercury Comet Convertible, [11] the Raybestos Coyote-powered 1932 Ford Roadster Pickup, [12] the Platinum Bomb 1932 Ford Roadster, [13] Ruby Deluxe 1935 Ford Coupe, [14] El Correcaminos 1931 Ford Roadster Pickup, [15] The Black Widow 1926 Ford Roadster Pickup, [16] Respect Tradition Hemi-powered and sectioned 1932 Ford Roadster [17]

Packard defunct automotive manufacturer

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Ford Mustang American muscle car model

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Mercury Comet Automobile

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Hot August Nights

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