EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been corrected to identify the rat rod as a 1929 Ford Model A. We incorrectly identified it as a Model T.
Ahead of the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, which was set for Saturday, Aug. 19, General Motors' design staff held a car show on the area's most famous boulevard, Woodward Avenue. GM's stylists, sculptors, fabricators, clay modelers and managers filled a field with their personal dream cars. No trophies were handed out, but if there had been, GM design chief Mike Simcoe would have awarded best in show to veteran sculptor Todd Storrs for the 1929 Ford Model A rat rod that he built and drives regularly.
"He did it all himself, and he drives it in rain and snow," said Simcoe, who was impressed with the design staff's enthusiasm for classic and custom cars.