Fuel Curve Top 10 of 2022 – #3 Dean Hoak’s 1936 Hudson Terraplane

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#3 Dean Hoak’s 1936 Hudson Terraplane

Joe Martin and the team at Martin Brothers Customs had one advantage when they started building this 1936 Hudson Terraplane pickup for customer Dean Hoak. These trucks are so rare that they automatically capture people’s attention. Not only that, but the Art Deco grille and front sheet metal are simply striking.

Joe Martin Brothers Customs, Martin Brothers Hudson truck, Dean Hoak 1936 Hudson Terraplane
Joe Martin Brothers Customs, Martin Brothers Hudson truck, Dean Hoak 1936 Hudson Terraplane

That said, the starting point for this particular project was a rough one, so Joe and his crew had their work cut out for them. Additionally, both Joe and Dean felt the original design, particularly the rear of the truck, could be improved for better flow and style. The good news is that the Martin Brothers team, whose talent can be seen on the Iron Resurrection show on Motor Trend TV, was more than up to the challenge.

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A lifelong car kid, Steven grew up around drag strips – his name may sound familiar because his grandfather is Bob Bunker, a Pro Mod pioneer who piloted the “Folsom Flash” ’55 Chevy from the ’70s through the ’90s. Steven’s father, Bob Bunker Jr., heads up Bunker Motorsports and is a regular in the West Coast racing scene, building chassis and race cars for more than 30 years. With genetics like that, it’s no wonder Steven has a passion for both cars and motorsports. In addition to helping his father and honing his fabrication skills at Bunker Motorsports, Steven began shooting photos at the drag strip and capturing the action with his Canon camera. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When he's is not on the road covering events, he spends his downtime out on the water fishing, building his 1962 Chevy Nova, or cruising his 1987 GMC Suburban.