Factory Five Customer Bob W.’s Award-Winning ‘33 Hot Rod

I met Bob Warren last year at the Huntington Beach Cruise-In.  I immediately noticed his car.  It’s hard to miss the supercharger sticking out of the hood, the bright candy-apple red paint, and the aggressive stance.  Bob earned “Best in Show” and “Best Hot Rod” out of over 100 very well built Factory Fives.

I recently received an e-mail from Susie, Bob’s wife, with some more photos and a great back story to the car that I wanted to share.  It turns out that Bob has won quite a few awards and is as talented as he is modest.  Susie let me know that Bob did all of the work on the car himself except for the pinstriping and a few interior details.  The car was delivered the day after the 2013 Huntington Beach show and the car was finished exactly before last year’s 2014 show, exactly one year in the making.  Susie reports that the car only had six miles on it as they departed for the HB show and the car’s maiden voyage.  Since then, the car has racked up quite a few wins.  Here are the details.


Bob Warren’s 1933 Ford Model A Hot Rod Awards

7th Annual Factory Five Huntington Beach Cruise In: Best 33 Hot Rod, Kit Car Magazine Editor’s Choice Award, and Best in Show

2014 Newport Classic Car Show Best on the Beach: Best of Show

Legends Burgers 2015 Upland Cruise:  Best Modified Street Rod

2014 Inland Valley Street Rods Show: Best of Class

7th Annual TVK Rods & Customs Charity Car Show, 6/8/2014: Best Engine and Best of Show

The Great Labor Day Cruise, Orange County, Aug. 29-41, 2014: Best Street Rod

Cooper Mortoring Guild Classics Toys for Tots Show, Historic Route 66 Choice, May 2014: Best of Show

4th Cable Air Faire Car Show: Top 10 Award

JRDF 6th Annual Charity Car Show: Interior 1st Place

Historic Downtown Upland Friday Night Cruise, Nov. 2014: Best of Show

Legends Burgers Christmas Cruise: Best Custom

Old Skool 66 Cruisers Spark of Love Car Show, Nov. 8, 2014: Show Winner

Bob’s build took a year and was a family effort.

The car earned three trophies at it’s first go-out, Huntington Beach Cruise-In 2014.

It seems that Bob doesn’t mind a few fingerprints and drive’s the car.






Bob (middle) with Factory Five Tech Guru Tony Zullo (left) and FFR Owner Dave Smith (right).



Congratulations Bob, and look forward to seeing you at this year’s Huntington Beach Cruise-In!