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Tweedy Pie
A real Dazzler! 23 'T' Street Roadster

  • Original year: 1963
  • Company: Revell
  • Scale: 1/25
  • Designer: Ed Roth

"Like wild!" These words aptly describe Ed Roth's "Tweedy Pie," one of America's custom car show veterans. Originally constructed in the late 40s by Bob Johnston of Anaheim, California, "Tweedy Pie" is a Roadster De Luxe. The sharp little car with a wheelbase of 90 inches was once powered by an "iron horse" Ford flathead. Big Daddy dropped a stormin' Chevy V-8 equipped with an Iskenderian cam and Bell Auto Supply speed equipment into the choice little roadster that has one sweepstakes trophies in many car shows.

"Tweedy Pie" also has the distinction of capturing the Best Roadster Award at the First Disneyland Car Show in 1958. Rising on Goodyear tires, "Tweedy Pie's" '23 "T" Body is mounted on '32 Ford rails equipped with a '48 Ford truck transmission, a '48 Ford rear end and a handmade gas tank. The stylish naugahyde seats and mink-like floor rugs were installed by Tom's Top Shop of San Bernardino. The interior colors go well with the bright paint applied by Watson, one of California's best custom painters.

When you go to the next custom car show, look for the Roadsters, especially the "Tweedy Pie," a typical example of the roadster, a hot rod "Classic!"

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Dave's comments:

A kit of historical significance, Roth came full circle with this one 35 years later when Revell released the Tweedy Pie 2.



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