Grandmaster achieved critical acclaim, winning the 2002 Ridler Memorial Award, which is presented to the best first time shown new entry at the Annual Detroit AutoRama and is considered the highest profile award a designer can earn. It was the first time Chip and Foose Design achieved this great honor.

Based on a 1935 Chevrolet Master Two-Door Sedan, the body was completely retailored and hand crafted from steel. Only parts of the fenders and small portions of the roof remain from the original car. A precise 1/8" body gap can be found between every body panel, including the underbody details.

A unique two-tone paint scheme features a custom BASF mix of Millennium Jade over Chip Silver, separated by side chrome trim, Saffron Pearl pinstripe line and Orange Pearl accent line.

Owned by Bo and Wes Rydell of North Dakota.
Owner: Bob & Wes Rydell
Vehicle: 1935 Chevrolet Master Two-Door Sedan


Frame / Manufacturer: Custom Cold-Roller 1/4" plate by Doug Peterson
Rearend / Ratio: Corvette Independent / 3.73:1
Rear Suspension: Hand fabricated upper and lower control arms by Larry Sergejeff
Rear Brakes: Wilwood disc brakes
Rear Shocks: Carrera
Front Suspension: Independent by Bill's Rod Shop
Front Brakes: Wilwood disc brakes
Front Shocks: Carrera
Master Cylinder: Corvette
Steering: Dodge Omni Rack and Pinion
Front Wheel Make, Size: 17" x 7" Thrustar one-off design by Chip Foose
Rear Wheel Make, Size: 18" x 10" Thrustar one-off design by Chip Foose
Front Tire Make, Size: P215/45ZR17 Michelin
Rear Tire Make, Size: P255/45ZR18 Michelin
Gas Tank: Custom by Doug Peterson


Make: 1996 Chevrolet Corvette LT-4 Grand Sport
Displacement: 350 ci


Make: 4L6OE Automatic
Shifter: GM Modified


Body Style / Material: Modified '35 Chevrolet Master / Steel
Body Manufacturer: Chevrolet
Body Mods: Every panel has been recut and reshaped
Grille: Custom by Dan Fink
Bodywork: Doug Peterson, Chip Foose, Steve Greninger
Paint type / Color: BASF Millennium Jade over Chip Silver with Saffron Pearl and Orange Pearl
Painter: Jason Mortenson and Tom Marcotte
Headlights / Taillights:'35 Chevy, customized
Bumpers: N/A


Dashboard: Chip Foose Custom Design by Jim Griffin
Insert / Gauges: 1935 Chevrolet rebuilt by United Speedometer
Air Conditioning: Vintage Air
Wiring: Pete Morrell
Steering wheel: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air resized by Chip Foose
Steering column: GM
Seats: Modified Bucket Seats by Jim Griffin
Upholsterer: Jim Griffin Interiors
Material / Color: Leather / Tan
Carpet: Aircraft