Tuesday, February 03, 2009

1951 Ford Custom Coupe

Our first foray into the world of hot rods and show cars met with great success! We won "Best in Class" for our division, which was "Radically Modified Hardtop," "Outstanding Custom of the Show," "Master Builders Award," and "Top High School Class Overall" at the World of Wheels Competition in Chicago January 23-25th. The greatest joy in sponsoring this high school effort was witnessing the sheer excitement and sense of accomplishment among the students and their teachers in building a real winner of a car in our 1951 Ford. I trust you'll share in our excitement and feel positive in that many of these young aspiring men and women will some day be our co-workers at Roy O'Brien, Inc. - Mark O'Brien in a letter to the employees of Roy O'Brien, Inc.

 

1951 Ford Custom Coupe

 

The photos from the Chicago show as well as photos showing the complete redesign will be available here at our Flickr account.

 

1951 Ford Custom Coupe

Owner: Roy O'Brien Ford - St. Clair Shores, MI


Project Leaders: Paul Tregembo Jr. & Paul Tregembo Sr.
Roseville High School Auto Shop Instructors - Roseville, MI

 

Interior: PJ's Trim Shop

Hemlock, MI

 

Chrome Work: Dynamic Metal Finishing, Inc.

Detroit, MI

 

Pinstriping: Tom Galli Stripping

Macomb, MI

 

Glass: B+M auto Glass, Inc.

St. Clair Shores, MI

 

Headers & Exhaust: Diamond Fabrication

Warren, MI

 

Ford Racing Parts: Diversified Products Marketing, Inc.
Plymouth, MI

 

Special Thanks To: Don Holbrook, Mike Marsiglio, Kevin Parrinello, Frank Grossi, Richard Lombardo, Vince Limbardo, Dave LaCroix, Earl Ickes, "Aunt" Angie, Pat Russell, Rob Walker, Brian Hilliwere, Frank Hudson, Donnie Hudson, Don Wood, Don Roos, Frank Galli, Jim Bartolotta, Diamond Hugo, Paul Elliot, Joe Allen, Rick's Tire & Wheel, Tammy, Joseph & Brandon Tregembo, Carl Goodrich, Eric Rathburg,

 

AND A HEART-FELT SPECIAL THANKS TO THE IMAGINATIVE, INSPIRED AND ABLE ROSEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL AUTO SHOP STUDENTS WHO, INDEED, GAVE US ALL......H O P E !

 

Roseville High School Auto Shop


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is so nice to see the O'Brien family take an interest in the youth of Roseville. so many people pass students off as a burden. See what can happen when someone beleives in them. Thanks for your care and generousity

Nick Claveau said...

O'Brien thanks for everything in our program and believing in our program hope to see you in Roseville High again soon.

Gary said...

I applaude all those involved from Roy O'Brien Frod who were involved and supported this project. Placing Third in the Houston Show is quite an accomplishment for a group of High School students and the dedication of Jr. & Sr. and your support made this possible.

G. Kurtti