1970 Plymouth Duster

Kyle Kent And His 1970 Plymouth Duster

What started out as a simple Father’s Day promotion between local radio station Rock 95 in Barrie Ontario and Radical Rods Rides and Restoration turned into one of the more memorable classic car restorations in the 14 year history of our company.  Here is the story of Kyle Kent, his 1970 Plymouth Duster and Radical Rods and Rides.

In the spring of 2012, Radical Rods and Rock 95 ran a radio campaign called “Pimp My Dad’s Ride” for Father’s Day.  The winner of the campaign was going to receive $5000 worth of car restoration work from us.  The $5000 could be spent in our shop anyway the winning father wanted – custom paint job, custom interior work, engine or mechanical work, etc….  Rock 95 selected the 10 finalists and then it was up to the public to vote on which father they wanted to see win the grand prize.  The winner was Kyle Kent and his 1970 Plymouth Duster.  Read more

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Divco – Lisa’s Dolcella Gelato

The Divco has been one of the more unique restoration jobs that we have done here at Radical Rods Rides & Restoration.  The Divco was brought to us by a lady named Lisa who had been searching for a vintage truck for a full year before she found her 1965 Divco at an auction in Florida.  Lisa’s goal was to turn her Divco into a great promotional truck that would turn heads so she could sell her tasty gelato ice cream.   Read more

68 International

68 International – Wm. “Bud” Martin Construction Inc.

We were honoured when we were approached by the family of Wm. “Bud” Martin Construction Inc. and asked to restore one of the original pick up trucks that was used by Bud Martin himself.  Martin Construction was founded by Bud in 1948 in Innisfil Ontario and they are still active today.  When Bud Martin sadly passed away, Bud’s family brought us his 68 International.  We took great pride in restoring this classic truck to its original form.  Check out the progress of this restoration from start to finish in our photo gallery:



1941 Willys

1941 Willy’s – aka Purple Hayes

After all of the builds over the years, there have been a few special stories that have stuck with us.  Here is the history of our award winning 1941 Willy’s as featured on wheels.ca

The Car:1941 Willys Coup

The Owner: Chris and Susan Hayes, Mississauga

The Story: Chris Hayes first came across the famous Canadian Chilly Willy Gasser in 1974 and fell instantly in love. The unique four-speed racer got into his system and never left.

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Welcome to our new website.  After spending our time building our business for the past 13 years, completing nearly 1000 full or partial classic car restorations or custom car builds, we finally have a new website that can showcase some of our work and give our clients a chance to interact with us directly.  Feel free to browse around our website and check out the galleries of some of our favourite restorations, learn a little about our team or download one of the many wallpapers that are available.

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