Jeff & Sandy Teague's 1933 Ford Phaeton
(from Volume 13, Issue 146)
When walking through any car show there are always those certain cars that just grab hold of your attention, and draw you in for a closer look. Sometimes it can be as easy to explain as a pre-existing interest in a particular make and model, that you used to own a similar car in the past, or that the vehicle in front of you just seems to have that elusive Wow factor. The last was the case for us, as we were drawn like moths to a flame when we stumbled across Jeff Teagues 1933 Speedstar Phaeton, which is based out of the Orlando area.
Upon further inspection everything on Jeffs car seems to be just right.....the stance, the paint, and that swoopy styling. The car was built by the famous Bobby Alloway of Alloways Hot Rod Shop in Louisville, Tennessee, and features the new 1933 Speedstar Phaeton fiberglass body produced by Rats Glass. The result is a new slant on the traditional 33 Ford hot rod, which takes on a decidedly modern flair. With black paint, long lingering flames fading from yellow to orange with a blue pinstirped outline, and a set of Boyd Coddington rims it all adds up to a visually stunning piece.
Inside the suicide doors youll find more quality craftsmanship, with sculptured red leather upholstery throughout. Among the tastefully done items one of the more impressive interior aspects are the custom designed gauges by Classic, which blend perfectly with the black and red theme, and also incorporate the signature Alloway winged A logo.
Under the hood youll find a big block 502 Chevy that again features the Alloway A on the valve covers. When Jeff fired the car up it was evident from both the great sound, as well as the sweet smell of the quality fuel this high compression engine runs on, that it surely must pack a powerful punch when the throttle is mashed down. Behind the tastefully accessorised engine resides a 350 Turbo automatic, with a Winters quick change rear end rounding out the drivetrain. Since the quick change is so easily visible with this body style it not only has function, but also adds lots of classic hot rod styling and flash when viewing the car from rear angles.
Since having the car completed Jeff has taken it to many shows over the summer, both in Florida and around the country. At the Goodguys show at Indy it won the Boyd Coddington Pro Pick, and at the L.A. Roadster Show over Fathers Day weekend it was selected to be displayed at the Maguires booth. While at the Goodguys show in Nashville it took the Dupont award, and at Goodguys in Columbus it took another Boyd Coddington Pro Prick. In Louisville, Kentucky at the NSRA Nationals it garnered yet another Pro Pick, and at Shades Of The Past in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee it was a Top 25 pick.
Obviously it has made quite an impression as Jeff has traveled around the country this summer. Many other people have enjoyed the cars Wow factor as well, and we were happy to come across it here in the sunshine state. CN