Jon R. Ford

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A construction photo of Jon's 1937 Ford taken in 1957. Photo courtesy of Jon R. Ford.
Jon's 1937 Ford convertible as it appeared in 1959. His 1959 Rambler can be seen in the background of the photo.

Jon R. Ford of Laporte, Indiana. Jon's first car was a 1937 Ford convertible that he got in 1957, when he was 13 years old. He built it into a hot rod that he drove everywhere without a plate. His grandfather was the Mayor of the town, so they let him alone.[1]

In 2014 Jon was running Sh-Boom Rod Shop in Sarasota, Florida. Back then he had owned over 230 cars from customs and street rods to exotics. "All as drivers," he told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama.

John R. Ford's Cars

Jon R. Ford's 1937 Ford Cabriolet
Jon R. Ford's 1959 Rambler


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