News / Meet Troy Ladd, the newest Red Kap Craftsman

Troy Ladd, L.A. Roadsters 2012 Builder of the Year, is the third custom car icon to be added to the growing stable of Red Kap Craftsmen. Ladd owns Hollywood Hot Rods in Burbank, CA. He has been designing, building and restoring incredible custom hot rods out of that high-profile shop for more than a decade.

Ladd is known for his work on the TV shows Rides (2003), Ultimate Car Build Off (2010) and American Icon: The Hot Rod (2010). He’s been honored by enthusiast magazines like Hot Rod Magazine, Street Rodder Magazine and Rod & Custom. Other major wins include Grand National Roadster Show 2010 Builder of the Year and the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association/SEMA 2007 Trendsetter Award. The Newport Bach native’s trademark touch combines a strong reverence for past icons with an eye toward the future.

Watch: “The Builder”

The Craftsmen is a video series profiling custom builders who embody Red Kap’s core values of heritage, craftsmanship and passion. “The Builder” is the first of two videos profiling Ladd. Viewers will hear Ladd’s unique stories while seeing the high-performance works of art that earned him a place among this elite group.

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