By SEMA News Staff
Bobby Alloway of Alloway’s Hot Rods and Craig Wick of Wicked Fabrication unveiled their latest creations on the opening day of the 2016 SEMA Show. The vehicles were revealed in the shared display for SEMA’s Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) and Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) councils (booth #23395).
Since 1991, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop has been known to produce timeless hot rods by forging musclecar attitude with hot-rod craftsmanship. His ’65 Buick Riviera continues that commitment to unique style. The Riviera, owned by Larry & Carol Olson, is powered by a Chevrolet Big Block 502 c.i. with a American Powertrain Tremec 5-speed transmission. Features of the build include an Art Morrison front clip, Currie Enterprises rear control arms and rear end, Alloway custom 5-spoke wheels by Billet Specialties and modified openings to fit the wheels.
Craig Wick and his crew at Wicked Fabrication have a reputation of crafting high-quality builds. The latest build, ’51 Ford Coupe, owned by Bruce Leven, features custom styling inspired by the look of vintage race cars. The Coupe sports a custom Art Morrison chassis with an independent front suspension. The handmade aluminum hood and one-off grille provide a visual cue that compliments the Coupe’s vintage race car styling.
The ARMO-HRIA booth (booth #23395) will spotlight six cars—three representing the restoration market, and three representing the hot-rod segment.