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The Art of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth

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The National Automobile Museum is shining a spotlight on the mad genius of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth with a special exhibit on the 50s Street. Famous for his creation of Rat Fink, Trixie Fink, and other characters, Roth (March 4, 1932 – April 4, 2001) was an American artist, cartoonist, illustrator, pinstriper and custom car designer and builder who was a key figure in Southern California’s Kustom Kulture and hot rod movement of the late 1950s and 1960s.

The exhibit includes:

●      1961 Roth Beatnik Bandit Custom Hot Rod

●      1994 Roth Beatnik Bandit II Custom Hot Rod

●      1992 Roth Conestoga Star Wagon

●      1992 Roth Fink Mobile Motorcycle

●      1969 Roth High Flyer Trike

●      1993 Roth Yankee Blitz Wheelbarrow

On display through May 15, 2023

The exhibit is included with admission or membership.

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