Mothers 9th Annual Shine Award Honoring Excellence in Design

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Mothers® 9th Annual Shine Award Honoring Excellence in Vehicle Design Presented to 1932 Ford B-400 “Deucenberg” 

Mothers 9th Annual Shine Awards

Mothers® Shine Award winner: 1934 Ford B-400 “Deucenberg” built by Alan Johnson

In what has become a car builder’s highest honor at the aftermarket industry event of the year, a panel of expert judges spent more than two full days considering hundreds of exceptional rides for the 9th annual Mothers® Shine Award.

Held at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, the Shine Award honors uncompromising excellence in vehicle design and is decided upon by an international panel of respected members of the automotive industry, seasoned hobbyists and past winners. Judging is based on overall appearance, attention to detail, integration of custom and stock elements, quality of paint finish, creative vision and execution of concept.

For 2009, the Mothers® Shine Award was presented to “Deucenberg,” a beautiful 1932 Ford B-400 built by Alan Johnson at Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop in Gadsden, AL, and owned by Doug Cooper of Oyster Bay Cove, NY.

Mothers 9th Annual Shine Awards

Left to right: “Deucenberg” owner Doug Cooper, Jim Holloway of Mothers® Polish, builder Alan Johnson

Paint on this rare convertible sedan is BASF bordeaux, interior was done by Paul Atkins Interiors and plating by John Wright Custom Chrome. Originally a personal project of Alan Johnson’s, there are an estimated 16,000 hours put into the build.

Powertrain features a LS6 mated to a Bowler 4-speed overdrive transmission. A one-off stack fuel-injection air cleaner is just one of the many unique features of the “Deucenberg.” The heads were re-flowed and it also has one-off valve covers, a one-piece engine and oil pan, additional sheet metal includes a one-off skin for the engine and transmission. This 1932 Ford also won the 2009 Ridler Award, 2009 Goodguys Street Rod of the Year, and “Best Street Rod” at Shades of the Past 2009. Located in the Bilstein Booth #23665.

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