The whole hot rod world is probably familiar with the Devil Deuce-whether it's the long-lost original from the '50s, or Jim Jard's more recent tribute to the famous five-window built by Joe and Jay Kennedy.

This obviously isn't that car, but it is another (one of the latest) in Jim's Houston-based corral of vintage early Fords. He had owned this '31 roadster all of two weeks when it stopped me in my tracks at the L.A. Roadster Show in June, but in that short period of time, he had managed to make some remarkable modifications. Jim managed to capture the early era of hot rodding, while still loading up his Model A with elements that, although right-on era-wise, would've been as interesting and unusual then as they are now. We didn't have room in the magazine to show you more than one photo, so here's our chance to give you a better look.