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Speaking strictly non-empirically, it seems to me, anyway, that Ed “Big Daddy” Roth is enjoying a resurgence in popularity that he never really experienced late in his lifetime. Roth’s krazy kustoms have been big on the auto show circuit since his death in 2001. We don’t know if Big Daddy airbrushed his way into the afterlife, but commercially speaking, his creations certainly have.
Mecum Auctions proves as much, announcing that it will offer Roth’s original Tweedy Pie at its sophomore Monterey auction in August. Built in 1963, this comes from fairly late in Roth’s Revell kit-fed output of true hot rods before he swooped off into wheeled spacecraft and later, to his and Revell’s regret, choppers. Tweedy Pie is a ‘23 T on bobbed Deuce rails with a Stromberg-fed Corvette small-block. You can register to bid on it at www.mecum.com.