Josh Russell


Raybestos® '32 Roadster Pickup Appearing at the Detroit Autorama

With Special Appearances by Troy Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods

McHenry, IL — February 22, 2011  - Troy Ladd, and his highly acclaimed and award winning Raybestos® ‘32 Roadster Pickup, will be at this weekend’s Meguiar’s® Autorama Presented by O’Reilly® Auto Parts at the Cobo Center in Detroit, February 25-27, 2011.

The Raybestos Roadster Pickup has been called the ultimate parts hauler and shop truck. Its design was directly inspired by vintage Indy roadster open wheel racecars of the late 1950s and early 1960s.

The Raybestos Raybestos® ‘32 Roadster Pickup can be seen at the Ford booth. Troy will be available each day for autographs at the following meet and greet sessions:
• Friday, Feb 25: 8:30 pm-9:30 pm
• Saturday, Feb 26: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm
• Sunday, Feb 27: 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:30pm-4:30pm

As part of a Raybestos national promotion, the winner of the Raybestos ‘32 Roadster Pickup was announced earlier this year. During the sweepstakes, a new interactive web site,, offered a behind-the-scenes view of the entire build process.

In addition, Kevin Tully of Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle (the builder of this year's Raybestos ‘64 GTO-R giveaway car) will also be at the Detroit Autorama with one of his custom truck creations… a ‘55 GMC Series 2 pickup… at the Motorama section of the show. As part of the 2011 Raybestos brand brakes Muscle Car Giveaway Promotion, the ’64 GTO-R will be a one-of-a-kind interpretation of the iconic muscle car.

For more detail on the Raybestos ’32 Roadster Pickup build process, photo galleries, and video updates, visit 

For more information on the Hollywood Hot Rods and its current projects, visit or call (818) 842-6900.

For more information on Raybestos, the new Raybestos ’64 GTO-R project build and its planned giveaway in a 2011 North American promotion, or for questions on any Raybestos brand brake or chassis racing or replacement products, visit or call (815) 759-7640. 

For more information on the Detroit Autorama, visit

Raybestos® brand brake parts are produced by affiliated companies in Affinia’s Global Brake & Chassis Group, the leading manufacturer of braking systems in the transportation industry. The Raybestos brakes product lines includes everything from brake drums to rotors, pads, shoes, calipers and hydraulic parts. Raybestos brand racing brakes are the only brakes used by Joe Gibbs Racing in NASCAR® competition. In addition, the Raybestos brand is the preferred racing brake pad of IZOD IndyCar® Series and Firestone Indy Lights® road and street course competition. For more information about Raybestos brakes, visit

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