Hot Rod Buzz...

American Speed Company is in the midst of another great success story. Capitalizing on 40 plus years of Detroit OEM experience balanced with years of hands on involvement, the ASC team has been busy creating a “buzz” in the personalized vehicle market. Combining experience and talent, American Speed has been delivering customer's design and product development projects with OE-quality at a garage-based pricing structure. Capitalizing on the wealth of talent available in the Detroit area, teams have been gathered to generate solutions to client customer’s needs. Bringing artistic, computer and engineering design disciplines together, American Speed has been able to move quickly in developing themes that represent not only what the customer wants, but equally as important, what can be manufactured. Speed33's are out cruising and turning heads on the road!

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Hot Rod Magazine: Don Snell's 'Great 8' Speed33 Article.

As a 2022 Detroit Autorama Ridler contender, Don Snell of Southeast Michigan shares his experience with building a highly custom 'Boss-Nine' powered Speed33 with lifelong friends and receiving the 'Great 8' flag during the 2022 Detroit Autorama. Built on a Roadster Shop chassis, this Boss-429 style engine was bolted up to a Tremec T56 6-Speed and ran through a Winters quick-change rear axle. The 8-stack through the hood is a first of its kind for our Speed33 customer portfolio. Congratulations to Don and the team on a well-deserved article, awards and recognition on this incredible build.

Find the full article here:

This ’33 Ford Was Literally Built Around Its 520-Cubic Inch ‘Boss Nine’ Engine (


Dearborn Deuce & Speed33 programs under one roof.

The American Speed Company team is excited to announce that we'll be assembling the last run of Dearborn Deuce stampings alongside our Speed33 program at our Plymouth, Michigan facility. We will also be offering replacement components for existing Dearborn Deuce and Speed33 owners, including replacement top clothe, updated convertible top mechanism (Version 4.0), windshield and door glass, updated window regulators (Version 2.2), gas struts, seal kits, and more.

Visit our eBay Store for surplus items currently available for the Dearborn Deuce and Speed33 bodies. Additional items will be added as they are available. Please feel free to reach out to us by phone or email to inquire about body panels and items not currently listed.

2024 Order Forms:

Dearborn Deuce Order Form

Speed33 Open Wheel Order Form

Speed33 Full Fendered Order Form


2022 Detroit Autorama - Speed33 makes a run for the Ridler Award.

With an American Speed Company Speed33 shell, Don Snell of Southeast Michigan pulls together this highly modified Speed33 to claim a 'Great 8' award at the 2022 Detroit Autorama.

With a 'Boss Nine' 520 cubic inch big block mounted to a Roadster Shop chassis, Don and his team got to work making all the necessary alterations to fit the Speed33 body and supporting panels around the monster engine. The chrome on black theme carried throughout the vehicle provides just the right contrast to admire the countless intricate details that blend style and function. We look forward to future builds by this group of ‘self-taught fabricators’.


2020 Grand National Roadster Show in Pamona, CA. Debuts two new Speed33 Builds.

American Speed Company and Roush Performance Engines showcased their products again this year in building 4 at the GNRS. We also had the pleasure to see, firsthand, the two latest Speed33's to be completed. Congratulations to Brandie Laird and Nick Testa on their brand new Speed33 builds.

Built as a 1934 Ford Roadster, Brandie and her family teamed up with Adam’s Hot Rod Shop to deliver an H&H built 205c.i. Lincoln V12 powered Speed33 with plenty of unique styling and detail. This build went from concept to reality in record time and was completed with all of the attention to quality, fit and finish you would expect from an AMBR Contender. Brandie and her sweet hot rod took home the “H&H Best Dressed Flathead Award” and 'AMBR Achievement' plaque while at the show.

Another award winning Speed33 was built by the team at Roy Brizio’s Street Rods for customer Nick Testa. This eye catching green Speed33 was paired up an LS3 and Tremec 5 Speed, fully independent suspension components supplied by Kugel Komponents, and interior by Sid Chavers Upholstery. Congratulations to Nick, Roy, and the crew on your 2nd place award in ‘Altered Street Roadster’ pre-1935.

*Note* - The 2021 Grand National Roadster Show is currently scheduled for May 14-16 2021. Click here for more info: 2021 Grand National Roadster Show



American Speed Company debuts a fresh '32 5-Window Coupe at the 2018 Detroit Autorama.

Adding to the mix of traditional roadster builds that American Speed is known for, this build involved a ’32 5-window coupe, which was built for long-standing customer, Tim Bumgarner, out of Richfield, Minnesota. Tim and his wife, Terry, own a collection of vehicles, including ’32 Dearborn Deuce and Speed33 roadsters, also built by American Speed over the years. This time, Tim commissioned us to take over the build of a 5-window coupe project based on an original body that he was able to obtain some time ago. After much deliberation, the decision was made to sell that original body and start with some fresh sheet metal. We ordered a United Pacific 5-window coupe steel body. Precision Hot Rods and Fabrication’s chassis provides the moving foundation for this beauty. They bobbed the front, raised the rear 2” and stretched the wheelbase 2” to give it a stronger look overall. It also features Kugel Komponents IFS/IRS, which will add a dimension of modern day ride and handling to the driving experience.

The power plant for this dynamo is a rare, 1956 Dodge 315 ci Red Ram hemi. Tim’s engine builder, Guy Henson, was able to locate this gem in a remote bone yard in northern Minnesota and brought it back to life with a modern EFI system in an old-school styled throttle body package. It certainly makes for a unique application in conjunction with the Tremec T56 magnum 6-speed. Tim is the kind of guy to put his cars through the paces and he will do so in fine style with his new 5-window!

The PPG Icelandic Blue Mica beauty treatment was provided by Motor City Solutions - Hot Rods and Restorations in Taylor, MI. Poised in Ridler Alley near Cobo Hall’s main entrance, it glistened under the lights and drew admirers from afar.

The car certainly received its share of notoriety at the show, with crowds of on-lookers waiting their turn to be able to see it up close. It definitely caught the eyes of the judges, taking 2nd place in the tough Altered Street Coupe, Pre-’35 category. It also received an ISCA Outstanding Paint Award and an ISCA Outstanding Engine in a Rod Award. 

Congratulations Tim! And thank you and Guy for letting us help bring your vision to reality!


American Speed Company Scores Big at the 2017 Detroit Autorama.

American Speed Company placed two entries at this year’s 2017 Detroit Autorama.  Both of these high end custom builds were executed on behalf of customer, Danny Shaffer, out of Bakersfield, California.

The air was buzzing around the two displays stationed front and center in Ridler Alley, as they greeted show spectators entering the hall through the main doors.  The first was a spectacular ’61 Ford Starliner with a glistening PPG metallic maroon paint application, compliments of Motor City Solutions of Taylor, MI.  Powered by an 815+ hp Jon Kaase Boss 429, opened up to 598ci and propelled by a Tremec T56 Magnum, this monster will be testing the concrete wherever it ventures. Poised on top of a Roadster Shop chassis with Corvette Z06 front suspension and a Ford 9” rear end, it will be skating on Schott Modsport 17X8” front and 18X10” rear wheels.  Natural Grain Chestnut leather custom interior by American Speed. This entry received a 2nd place award in the competitive Street Touring class, along with an ISCA Outstanding Paint award.

The adjoining display housed a ’32 Roadster Pickup based off of a Dearborn Deuce body with all new custom sheetmetal forming the rear half of the body.  The functional Speedline ’32 convertible top feature was preserved, complete with curved windshield and enhanced throughout the transformation. The custom mix green PPG Deltron skin was also applied by Motor City Solutions. This beauty features a Ford Racing Performance 392ci small block, bolted to a Gearstar 4R70W automatic tranny. Balanced nicely on a stretched ’32 chassis provided by Precision Hot Rods of Macedonia, Ohio, it is outfitted with American Rebel Mfg 15X6” front and 16X10” rear wheels, Super Bell aluminum drilled front axle and Kugel Komponents IRS. Distressed Paprika leather interior by American Speed.  This high end custom build took a 1st place award for its class, along with ISCA Outstanding Display and Outstanding Street Rod awards.

Danny Shaffer is no stranger to the Detroit Autorama, even though he hails from Bakersfield, California.  In addition to these projects, he has previously displayed a fendered Kaase Boss 429 (520ci 640+ hp) Speed33 at the 2013 show and a ’64 Ford Fairlane with a supercharged Coyote installed at the 2015 event.  Thanks for the thrills, Danny!


American Speed Company Introduces Special Edition Gauges

American Speed Company is excited to announce that they now offer a Special Edition Gauge set for your Speed33 or custom hotrod build. In coordination with Classic Instruments, of Boyne City, Michigan, the gauges are available in a 6-piece set, which blends right in with the American Speed gauge cluster.

The 6-piece set includes the speedometer, tachometer, temp gauge, oil pressure gauge, fuel gauge and volt gauge. The speedometer and tachometer are 3-3/8” and the four smaller gauges are 2-1/8”. The look is purely traditional yet totally unique with the American Speed insignia. These Special Edition Gauges are another fine addition to their current accessory line-up.

To place your order today, you can contact American Speed Company direct at 734.451.1141 or



19th Annual PPG Goodguys Nationals in Columbus, OH

American Speed participated in the Goodguys Nationals in Columbus for the 10th straight year. While we all greatly missed Gary Meadors, Founder of Goodguys Rod & Custom, we certainly felt him smiling down on us with some of the best weather we can remember for this event. Attendance was exceptional and there was plenty of dazzling iron on site to make it a worthwhile experience for all.


American Speed Company makes show debut with two fresh builds at the 2016 Detroit Autorama

Deahna’s Speed33: Speed33 wins the prestigious A Brothers Award at the 2016 Detroit Autorama!  American Speed Company worked in conjunction with customer, Jay Deahna of Laguna Niguel, CA to design and build this exquisite rendition of our all steel Speed33. This tri-coat candy red beauty features an LS3 powerplant, coupled with a 4L70E tranny, Roadster Shop chassis with Kugel IFS/IRS suspension, Schott MOD 5 EXL wheels and dazzling paint applied by DST Industries of Romulus, MI.  The A Brothers award is given out annually at the Detroit Autorama by Mike Alexander, Jr of the Alexander family, in honor of continuing the legacy of Mike, Sr and his brother, Larry. To qualify, the car must be exclusively shown at Autorama.  The award recognizes their preference for “progressive design, coupled with clean execution”.  The car also received award recognition in the competitive ‘33/’34 Altered Street Roadster class, along with an outstanding display award. CONGRATULATIONS to Jay Deahna!

Shaffer's Fairlane: American Speed also debuted a ’64 Fairlane for Danny Shaffer of Bakersfield, CA.  Featuring a supercharged Coyote boasting over 620hp, this moss green gem glimmered under the spotlights in the front row off the main entrance of Cobo Hall. The engine is setup with a unique dual tube, Thunderbolt style intake system, giving it a menacing look to say the least.  This beast will churn up the road on a Roadster Shop chassis while taking orders from a 6 speed manual Tremec.  It is capped off with Budnik Remington style wheels, American Speed custom interior and a superb paint application by Motor City Solutions of Taylor, MI.  You’ll be hearing a lot more about this one in an upcoming issue of Street Rodder Magazine. Stay tuned!


American Speed Expansion, Relocation and Open House

We are pleased to announce, with great anticipation and excitement, that American Speed Company has relocated to 14575 Jib St., in Plymouth, MI, (1/4 mile west of our former location). This undertaking to a larger facility will enable us to meet our customer needs in a more efficient environment.

American Speed Company provides not only steel bodies and turn-key builds of the Speed 33, but other Street Rods, Restoration, Restomods & Pro Touring builds. Along with the expanded facility and staff, we now offer a complete line of fabrication, mechanical and full trim services for all types of projects. With our long history of O.E. design and product development experience, we can provide our customers with full service capabilities from vehicle design, interior trim, convertible top development and replacement, to full vehicle builds.

Our Open House is scheduled for May (Sat) 16th, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information contact us at: American Speed Company. Ph 734-451-1141 To all our customers and vendors, thank you for your continued support. 


D. Mark Trostle
Founder and President


Another Speed33 takes first place at the 63rd Annual Detroit Autorama

In his show debut, Gil LeBlanc from New Brunswick, Canada, drew top honors with his Aston Martin Blue, Speed33. Wowing the crowd, this Speed33 won the Altered Street Roadster Pre’35 Class. In addition, it also took Street Rodder’s Best Ford in a Ford award, the ISCA Outstanding Street Rod and Outstanding Undercarriage Awards!

Built and painted by Gil LeBlanc and his crew at Untamed Rods and Customs in Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada, this Speed33 is equipped with a 347 Stroker, fueled by an Inglese 8-stack injection system. It is bolted up to a Ford AOD and perched over a Roadster Shop Chassis with a chromed out Pete & Jake’s Super Bell dropped I-beam front suspension and Heidt’s independent rear suspension. A collaboration of 19” front and 20” rear Savini / Cottington wheels round out the astounding profile.

The Aston Martin Blue exterior paint blended perfectly with the custom interior executed by American Speed Company. The Speed33 interior trim was enhanced in Spinneybeck Espana Cerveza leather, Bill Hirsch Mercedes Blue carpeting and a Wise Guys bench seat (with bucket seat styling). Custom  accents throughout the interior and engine compartment included decorative chromed  “winged 33” emblems, custom valve covers and 8-Stack trumpets all provided by Clay Cook Enterprises.    

Taking notice of the numerous accolades that this Speed33 garnered, Street Rodder magazine will be featuring this award winner in an upcoming edition.

After the Detroit AutoRama event, this roadster hit the highway, on to the state of Florida, before heading back to its home turf in New Brunswick, Canada.



Loss of Legendary Customizer

American Speed Company mourns the loss of Michael Alexander, of the legendary Alexander Brothers car customizing fame.  He was a former colleague from ASC Inc. and dear friend to many of us here at American Speed.  Mike didn't know the definition of retirement.   He lived and breathed anything to do with car customization.   A three-time Don Ridler Award winner, along with his late brother Larry, his last project was the Vision 33 (see gallery page).  Four years in the making, the Vision 33 debuted at the 60th Annual Detroit Autorama, in 2012.  A labor of love, Mike turned this creation into a Pirelli Great 8 award winner.

Whether it was to drop by for a coffee, take a tour of the shop, or to mentor and offer advice to the younger generation at American Speed, his presence will be deeply missed.  Mike was one of a kind and a car customizing enthusiast to the end.



Street Rodder Road Tour makes a pitstop at American Speed Co.

On Monday, August 11th, American Speed had the prestigious honor of hosting
the 2014 Amsoil/Street Rodder Road Tour. This cross country extravaganza
started June 7th at Vintage Air in San Antonio, TX and runs through
November, with a finish line in Las Vegas. The sleek looking red '59 Impala
and a group of approximately 40 hot rodders arrived late morning. They
were greeted by American Speed Company owner, Mark Trostle, who welcomed
them to a pizza luncheon and an overview about our heritage and the products
we offer. We thanked Jerry Dixey, Street Rodder magazine and the road tour
group, for braving the weather and imminent threat of heavy rains. The
robust cavalcade included more than 15 out of state streetrods. Jerry's
well orchestrated itinerary brought about 70 people onsite and the group
enjoyed a facility tour, viewing the many projects under way. Mark was also
able to coordinate a visit for the group over at Roush to see the engine
shop and museum while they were in town. This is the second time (2008)
that American Speed has had the honor to participate in the Street Rodder
Road Tour. It was a great time for all!


17th Annual PPG Goodguys Nationals in Columbus, OH

American Speed Company recently attended the 17th Annual PPG Good Guys Nationals in Columbus, OH, the weekend of July 11-13. We has an overwhelming turnout and as predicted, the weather was fantastic. It was a pleasure seeing some of our customers, (both past and present) in attendance, along with their Speed 33’s. Next stop, the NSRA Louisville Nationals beginning July 31 through August 3rd. Hope to see you there. Come join the fun!




Hometown Boys Score Big at 62nd Annual Detroit Autorama

The crew at American Speed Company drew top honors at the 2014 Autorama held in Detroit on the weekend of March 7th thru 9th. Making its show debut, this fendered roadster, built for local customers Bob and Connie Gula, took 1st place in the Altered Street Roadster Pre ’35 Class. This dazzling Speed33 gleamed under the lights of Cobo Hall, behind a brilliant tri-coat candy red paint job, furnished by Prefix Corporation, of Auburn Hills, MI. The interior, also done by our own in-house trim department, is accented with a plush Sabrina Cashew Spinneybeck leather interior featuring a Wise Guys bench seat setup. The custom six gauge instrument panel was fabricated by American Speed Company’s own craftsmen and sports American Tradition custom gauges by Classic Instruments of Boyne City, MI. It sits atop a Roadster Shop chassis with independent front and rear Heidt’s suspension and is powered by a 351 Windsor engine and 4 speed AOD tranny, provided by Total Performance, of Clinton Township, MI. The Real Rodder’s wheels, complete with knockoff spinners, should give it a menacing look as it cruises into local gatherings this summer!

Congratulations to the Gula’s for their debut win at this years 62nd Annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama and happy hot rodding!


GNRS 2014 Winners Line-Up

Once again, the Speed33 entries in the Altered Street Roadster class receive high acclaim!  

Danny Shaffer of Bakersfield, CA took second place with his eye popping, black fendered, “Injected Boss” Speed33.  Built by American Speed craftsmen here at our shop in Plymouth, MI, this black beauty features a Jon Kaase Boss 520 Big Block, corral housing 680 horses ready to stampede on cue.  It is poised atop a chassis built by the crew at Precision Hot Rods (formerly of Lobeck’s), from Macedonia, OH.  It has an IFS/IRS and is tubbed 2” to maintain its’ svelte appearance.  One-off custom wheels from Curtis Speed/Evod Industries (16” x 6.5” fronts and 17” x 10” rears) transfer the power to the pavement.   American Speed Company topped off the build with a custom, plush bomber brown leather interior brimming with ambience and comfort.  This prized stallion will be right at home at any of the high end venues in California.  You’ll be able to hear it coming!

Third place went to proud owner, Greg Weld, with his blue, open-wheeled Speed33 roadster.  The legendary Roy Brizio and his team built this gem and they pulled it off in a little over a year!  It features an LS engine and an elegant Sid Chavers interior.  A gorgeous, traditional theme, coupled with the combined precision of a highly customized approach, resulted in another standout presentation for Roy and his crew.

John Reese of Sandy, UT received some well-deserved notoriety with a fourth place award, in this tough category.  His remade rendition of the original Good Guys Giveaway Car was an exquisite looking burgundy, open wheeled Speed33 roadster.  The flawless transformation was executed by Boone Lipsey of Showcase Rods and Customs in S. Salt Lake, UT.  It features a 402 IR Roush powered drivetrain, impeccable paint and plenty of jewelry on the undercarriage to really set this classic apart.

Congratulations to all the Speed33 winners!

Congratulations to Danny Shaffer, owner of the 2014 2nd place award winner in the "Altered Street Roadster" '33-'34 class at this years GNRS.


Kornell Speed33 – Multi Award Winner 2013

David Kornell debuted his black Speed33 at the the 2013 GNRS Show in Pomona, CA.  This fendered roadster was built by Bill Bourbonnais of Billy’s Rod Shop in West Kelowna, British Columbia.   Body and paint were done by Kelly Geoghegan of Kelly’s Custom Auto Body Shop in Kamloops, British Columbia, utilizing PPG two stage black.  Housing an LS3 480 hp engine with a GM 4L70E transmission, it sits on a Roadster Shop chassis sporting American Racing 6 x 15 wheels on the front and US Indy 9 x 16’s on the rear.  The leather interior featuring German square weave carpet was upholstered by Lee Baxter of Baxter’s Hot Rod Interiors of West Kelowna, British Columbia.    Other unique features are the John Deer tractor headlights and the custom built gauge cluster based on 1932 Nash bezels, from Classic Instruments, in Boyne City, MI.

Acclaiming FIRST PLACE at the 2013 GNRS, in the pre-1935 Street Roadster class, this impeccable roadster also took FIRST PLACE, the following month, at the 63rd Annual Sacramento Autorama and received the prestigious Dick Bertolucci Automotive Excellence Award.

By invitation, this two-time award winner will be at the 50th Anniversary LA Roadster Show in Pomona, CA – June 2014 – where it will be on display at the host hotel.
Congratulations to everyone involved with this magnificent build.   This is a real show stopper!







Cobble Beach Concours Award Winner - 2013

Receiving international recognition at the inaugural Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance, held in Georgian Bay, just north of Owen Sound, Ontario, the Speed33 dubbed “Tupper’s Tuxedo” took home the first place award in the category for Street Rods and Hot Rods to 1956.   This prestigious event featured a large selection of more than 120 cars in 16 different classes.  Owner’s Ty and Linda Tupper, from Aurora, Ontario, were ecstatic to add yet another award to their ever growing collection.

Congratulations to the Tupper’s and good luck at your next event!




Grand National Roadster Show Speed33 Winners - 2013

"Speed33 Retains Throne"

Subsequent to taking the top three awards in Altered Street Roadster at the GNRS 2012, the Speed33 all-steel roadster defended its’ throne and knocked off both First and Second Place at GNRS 2013.

TOP SPOT in this heavyweight division was awarded to Squeeg’s Customs of Chandler, AZ, with their red, full fendered Speed33.  Squeeg’s stunning craftsmanship shone from afar, displaying flawless execution for proud owner, Bill Coulter, of Paradise Valley,  AZ.

This Speed33 sits atop a custom chassis designed by Terry Palmer and Squeeg’s own Doug Jerger.  It features an 8” tub and a 3” stretched wheelbase, built by Doug at Squeeg’s. The engine is a monster 800HP LS7 powerplant with Kinsler injection.  Power is transferred via a 700R4 tranny built by Arizona Precision.  It will be melting pavement with Real Rodder’s 16”x10” wheels in back and chooses its’ path with 15” x5” wheels up front.   The interior was done by Gabe’s Custom Interiors of San Bernardino, CA and includes Vintage Air and Auto Meter gauges.  The dazzling red epidermis was a recipe of Squeeg’s specially formulated primer and PPG basecoat/clearcoat.   A truly exceptional specimen.  

SECOND PLACE went  to a fellow Michigander.  Dubbed the  VISION 33, this vehicle is owned by the legendary Mike Alexander, of the Alexander Brother’s customizing fame.    Mike has been in the business of building and customizing cars since the mid-1960’s.     This modified Speed33 was built at Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters, Inc. in Fountain Valley, CA with the help of Mike’s son, Mike Jr.  From concept design to completion, Mike worked along side a vast number of individuals to make this hot rod come to fruition.  The Vision 33 originally debuted at the  60th annual Autorama Show in Detroit, MI.  It has previously received the Pirelli Great 8 Recognition and was a Don Ridler Memorial Award contender.  Not stopping there, The VISION 33 also made the cover of Street Rodder’s SRP (Street Rodder Premium) Edition in the Summer of 2012. 


Congratulations to Bill Coulter, owner of the 2013 1st place winner, in the "Altered Street Roadster" '33-'34 class at this years GNRS.

The Alexander Brother's Vision33 took 2nd place at the Grand National Roadster Show. Also the recipient of the 2013 Blackie Gejeian Award.


Speed33's sizzle at 2012 Concours d'Elegance of America at St. Johns

It was a sizzling sunny day at the 2012 Concours d'Elegance of America which was held at The Inn at St. John's on Sunday, July 29th. The large crowd of over 11,000 auto enthusiasts were treated to more than 300 classic and rare automobiles. The American Speed Company exhibit featured two spectacular Speed33 vehicles built at our Plymouth location. A portion of the proceeds raised at the event will go to the College for Creative Studies, Hospice of Michigan and Leader Dogs for the Blind. Thanks to all who stopped by our exhibit at St. John’s. We look forward to seeing you again in 2013!


Grand National Roadster Show Speed33 Winners - 2012

first, second, and third place!!!  -  wow!!

The Speed33 roadster entries stole the crowd and captured the attention of the judges at the Grand National Roadster Show held in Pomona, California the weekend of Jan. 27, 2012. The top awards and recognition came in the highly competitive “Altered Street Roadster” Classification.

Top Prize went to Steve Payne from Bagong Ilog, Pasig City, Philippines. His car was built by John Reid of Rods by Reid from Tauranga, New Zealand . Steve is a two-time award winner. He also placed in the Top Five for America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod at the Goodguys 25th West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton, California last August. This car is a stunning rendition overall of an all-steel Speed33 in all its’ glory! Kudos to Steve Payne, John Reid, and his team for their well-deserved achievement in taking the top prize.

Second Place went to Ty Tupper, from Aurora, Ontario Canada. His car was built by non-other than the Team at American Speed Company in Plymouth, Michigan. This black beauty made its debut at this show and can be seen at the upcoming Detroit AutoRama, February 24 – 26th, 2012. Nicknamed “Tupper’s Tuxedo”, this iconic gem features a Chevy 350 with an electronic fuel injected 8-stack system that was turning heads from afar!

Third Place, at the top of the class awards, went to Richard Walpole from Gilbert, Arizona. Richard’s Speed33 was built by Squeeg’s Kustoms out of Chandler, Arizona. This elegant example of a traditional design theme featured impeccable execution and was stationed front and center, near the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster corral.

Congratulations to the Steve Payne, owner of the stunning Payne Speed33 the 1st place winner at the Grand National Roadster Show.

Walpole Speed33 winner 3rd place at the Grand National Roadster Show.

Ty and Linda Tupper win 2nd place award at Grand National Roadster Show.

The Tupper Speed33 Features

All steel Speed33 Build and Body, American Speed Company
Chassis, Lobecks V8 Shop - Cleveland, Ohio
Engine, Chevrolet 350 with Fast Burn Aluminum Heads
Inglese 8 Stack Injection System
Transmission, Tremec TKO 5 speed
Wheels, SO-CAL knock-off cast Aluminum
Tires, Firestone Dirt Track
Paint, Greg Dutton - American Speed Company
Interior and Top - American Speed Company


Bumgarner Speed33

Built to drive – this Roush Supercharged 4.6L 3V Speed33 features a full independent front and rear suspension, touch-screen navigation and satellite radio and as well as the nearly 500 ponies on tap. Built to fulfill the dreams of its lucky owner, American Speed worked hand in hand with the customer to spec out every detail in this great performing and looking Speed33 example.

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NSRA Giveaway Project

On a warm sunny Louisville Saturday, one lucky NSRA Nationals participant walked drove away from the event in a brand new Speed33 built by Tucci Hot Rods of Marcy, NY. Featuring the all steel Speed33, this one stole the spot light of the entire NSRA Nationals four day event with all eyes and discussions on the high quality body used in the Giveaway build. Drawn from the 10,000+ participant pool, one lucky winner from Dayton, Ohio was the one to “come on down” and drive off in his new Supercharged Speed33 featuring Dayton Wire Wheels, Classic Instrument gauges and a beautiful interior by Noone Customs.


New 33 grille shell

Check out an all-new reproduction 1933 grille shell - an exact copy digitized from a perfect N.O.S. 1933 grille. Also, a totally unique gauge surround has been added to the Speed33 accessory line-up.
see all the accessories for the Speed33 in the Product section...


turnkey build services

American Speed Company can provide exclusive design theme development and follow through with your personal Speed33. We can also facilitate your full vehicle build with a number of proven competent full vehicle build sources. Call or email us for more information about your personalized vehicle project. See our customer project section for recent Speed33 vehicle builds.

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