Multiple National Show Winner – Hawaiian Heat

Fred Piluso (Original Owner/Builder) – “This car was purchased in South Dakota and taken to California to Boyd Coddington’s Shop where Bernt Karlsson did the fabrication and painting to my specifications. It took 4 years and $250,000+ to complete the project.”

“The first show was in September 2004 at the Orange County Cruise where it won “Best of Show”. The following is a listing of the major accomplishments of the car.”

  1. Orange Coast Cruisin’ Association
    California Labor Day Cruise
    Award: Best of Show
    Presentation: Plaque
  2. John Force 2004 Holiday Car Show
    Yorba Linda, California
    Award: Best of Show
    Presentation: Billet Trophy and 8x10 Photo
  3. Historical Main Street Cruise
    Garden Grove, California
    Award: Best Custom
    Presentation: 2’ Trophy
  1. Carlisle All Ford Nationals
    International Feature Car
    Award: Best Custom
    Presentation: Plaque
  2. Cruisin’ Night – Solon, Ohio
    Award: Best of Show
    Presentation: Plaque
  3. Fallen Heroes Benefit – Brookpark, Ohio
    Award: Best of Show
    Presentation: 3’ Trophy
  4. Mattel Children’s Hospital Show
    Award: Best Top 10
    Presentation: Plaque
  5. Krusin’ at Hardees
    Award: Best of Show
    Presentation: 2’ Trophy
  6. Grand National Roadster Show
    Award: 2nd Place Semi Custom
    Presentation: 3’ Trophy and Photo
  7. Fresno Autorama Invitational
    Award 1: Blackie’s Pick of Best in Class
    Award 2: Outstanding Elegance Award
    Presentation: 4’ Trophy
  8. Boyd Coddington’s Cruise
    Award: Boyd’s Pick Best of Show
    Presentation: Billet Award
  9. Good Guys – Columbus, Ohio
    Award: Meguiar’s Wax Feature Car
    Presentation: Photos
  10. Gilmore Invitational – Ohio
    Presentation: Plaque
  1. Cleveland Auto Show
    Award: Peoples Choice Best of Show
    Presentation: Car of the Show Plaque
  2. Choppers Hot Rod Association
    50th Anniversary Car Show
    Award: PPG Best Paint
    Presentation: Plaque
  3. Summit Racing
    Award: Best Custom
    Presentation: 2’ Trophy
  4. Canton Hot Rod and Custom Show – Canton, Ohio
    Award: Best of Show Modified
    Presentation: 4’ Trophy
  5. Pittsburgh World of Wheels
    Award 1: Best in Class
    Award 2: George Barris Kustom Award
    Presentation: Plaques
  6. Euclid Square Mall – Cleveland, Ohio
    Award: 1st Place
    Presentation: 4’ Trophy
  1. Work in Progress, Planning