When we first arrived at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, Tennessee, we started searching for the F-100 that we felt would be the SuperNationals F-100 of 2005. When we saw this House of Kolor Spanish Gold '56 F-100 we immediately recognized that we were looking at a very strong contender for the top F-100 truck award. Shortly thereafter we discovered that last February, this well-detailed '56 Ford pickup was a Ridler Great Eight Finalist at Autorama 2005 in Detroit. We also learned that Jordan Quintal of Super Rides by Jordan in Escondito, California, performed the four-year construction of a custom chassis and complete ground-up build for Rick Clutter from design drawings by designer/builder Chip Foose. All the expertly designed and fabricated details indicated that we were examining one of the finest F-100s on earth--and that no expense was spared on the extensive body and chassis modifications.
Our humble prediction came true several days later at the end of the Ford Family SuperNationals' awards ceremony on Saturday evening. The reason given for such an exhaustive effort was an endless love of hot rods and custom trucks. We're grateful Mr. Rick Clutter of Lancaster, California, was kind enough to allow us to share our photographs with CCT readers. The bar has been raised significantly higher for future attempts to build a better Ford F-100 custom classic truck.