Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's Excaliber/Excalibur/Outlaw
In 1959, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth unleashed on the unsuspecting hot rod world his first scratch-built fiberglass car -- "Excaliber." It was named after King Arthur's mythical sword with magical powers because it used a sword for a shifter. However, Ed initially misspelled the name: later corrected it to Excalibur and then changed it altogether to Outlaw for the sake of simplicity.
With an even more rakish look than Grabowski's T-bucket this car also sent my mind reeling with ideas and inspiration.